GVH Aerospace has been approved by the Australian Defence Aviation Safety Authority (DASA) as the first Australian Defence Aviation Safety Regulation (DASR) Part 21 Subpart G Military Production Organisation.
The DASR were introduced in 2016 and are aligned with the European Military Airworthiness Requirements (EMAR), a military adaptation of the proven European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) airworthiness regulations. They represent an emerging global convention in technical regulation of military aviation. By adopting the EASA framework, the DASRs provides the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with several benefits, including increased interoperability with coalition and regional partners, the opportunity to exploit multi-customer support arrangements and global supply chains, and blended civilian/military sustainment arrangements.
“We are extremely pleased to become the first DASR Part 21 Subpart G Military Production Organisation. This is a recognition of our technical capabilities and design assurance system, which is based on our long-standing EASA approval,” commented GVH CEO, Gareth Dyer. The MRH-90 TAIPAN gun mount will be the first product produced under the DASR Part 21 Subpart G production approval. This multi-weapon mount is designed and produced by GVH Aerospace as part of Airbus Australia Pacific’s industry team, comprising sister company Nova Systems and Dillon Aero, to equip the MRH-90 helicopters for special operations. “This is a demonstration of the synergies and efficiencies that the commonality between DASR and EASA regulations provides. By leveraging our existing EASA Part 21 approvals, the DASR enabled us to seamlessly integrate with Airbus and Defence,” the company explained.
GVH Aerospace currently supplies special mission products to Airbus Defence & Space, Korea Aerospace Industries, RUAG Aerospace and other major defence and aerospace prime contractors globally.