News story: Military Aviation Authority (MAA) welcomes new Director


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The MAA is pleased to welcome Rear Admiral (RAdm) Paul A Chivers OBE Royal Navy as Director Military Aviation Authority (D MAA) in succession to Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Paul Atherton OBE RAF.

RAdm Chivers formally assumed the responsibilities of the role on 8 December 2015.

In his farewell address AVM Atherton thanked MAA staff, adding:

During my tenure within the MAA, I have seen engagement with the Regulated Community continue to mature. The MAA continues to add value, balancing the regulatory role with a clear understanding of what is required to deliver military aviation capability. I know that RAdm Chivers can look forward to continued support from the excellent team that he inherits.

RAdm Chivers addressed the staff commenting:

I am delighted to take over such a capable team from AVM Atherton and remain committed to supporting Defence’s ability to deliver aviation in a safe manner. The MAA will continue to evolve as the influence of the DSA develops and our focus remains the provision of appropriate regulation and assurance.

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