This page provides guidance and further information to assist applicants in understanding Defence Aviation Safety Regulation (DASR) 139 – Aerodromes regulations with regard to Defence Aerodromes Quality Management Systems.

Quality Management Systems

The Defence Aerodrome Operator must have a Quality Management System (QMS), managed by qualified and authorised personnel, to ensure consistency, continuity, improvement and compliance in managing the conduct of safe flight operations, facilities management and maintenance aspects of the Defence Aerodrome.

While there is no specific requirement for the QMS to be externally accredited, Defence Aerodrome Operators are encouraged to consider ISO9001.2015 as a guide for good practice in QMS development.

What We Do

The DASA will support stakeholders regarding understanding the requirements for development of Defence Aerodrome Quality Management Systems, and the non-exhaustive review of such programs to support the Authority’s Approval.

How Do I Apply?

Application for QMS approval is combined with the application for Defence Aerodrome Operator approval. See web page Requirements for Organisational Approval to identify how to apply for Aerodrome Operator Approval.

I Want To Learn More…

If you want to learn more about Defence Aerodromes QMS, please consult the following resources:

Guidance Material



If you have questions about this topic please contact

For DASR queries please submit a DASR Query Form (DQF) Form 110 

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DASA Web Page Requirements for Aerodrome Operator Approval