The MOD and QinetiQ working together to provide Defence Test & Evaluation and Training Support Services

Safety and Airworthiness Consultancy

The UK’s Armed Forces face complex and dangerous challenges on a daily basis, so they need to have complete confidence in the safety of their equipment and aircraft. Numerous legal and regulatory requirements must also be met.

Through the LTPA, QinetiQ helps MOD meet the dual challenges of safety issues and the regulatory maze by providing independent, impartial advice. This frequently involves acting in the formal role of Independent Safety Adviser and/or Independent Technical Evaluator. Some MOD clients also use QinetiQ to carry out safety case development and evaluation, complete systems audits, and to provide continuous airworthiness advice.

The service is based on more than 50 years’ experience in this area. Customers can have confidence in advice, assurance and support on:

  • Adherence to safety and airworthiness legislation, policies and processes
  • Release to Service (RTS) and military certification
  • RTS management
  • Safety management plans
  • Safety case development
  • Through-life airworthiness management
  • Independent assessment (ranging from desk-top to practical flight test)
  • Operational and equipment safety case assurance

QinetiQ provides expert technical advice on many aspects, including: weapons, electromagnetic compatibility, safety-critical software, escape systems, air drop, air-to-air refuelling, handling qualities, and ship-aircraft interface. Support to Boards of Inquiry can also be provided.

Safety and Airworthiness Consultancy is available at: