Society of Flight Test Engineers European Chapter issues call for papers for 2023 Symposium


The European Chapter of the Society of Flight Test Engineers has issued a call for papers for its annual symposium.

This year the symposium will be held in Rome, Italy during May 16-18, and will focus on different perspectives and shared challenges of the Flight Test Engineer’s FTE job.

Nick Caccavo, lead flight test engineer at Airbus and vice president of the society of Flight Test Engineers European Chapter (SFTE-EC) said, “We want people to discuss difficulties from a professional, technical side – things like tricky test campaigns and certification issues. But we also want stories from the personal side – people’s journeys to becoming an FTE and any challenges or sacrifices they had to make along the way.”

The symposium’s technical tour on the last day will be at the Experimental Squadron of the Italian Air Force (RSV – Reparto Sperimentale di Volo) in Pratica di Mare. The Italian Air Force celebrates 100 years since its foundation this year and its personnel will be happy to share its history and the challenges of its amazing journey.

Please provide a 1-page abstract in PDF format to

If you have any questions regarding the content, themes or submission process please use the same email address.

Your abstract should include:

  • Title of the paper,
authors(s) name(s), organisation, e-mail address, phone number
  • Scope, objectives of the paper
  • Major conclusion(s)
  • Attachment with short author (s) biography

The deadline for submissions is February 20, 2023. Abstract selection will take place by March 1, 2023 with final papers submitted by April 16, 2023.

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