Corporate Members

The Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE) is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of flight test engineering through technical and fraternal communication between flight test professionals in fields of test operations, analysis, instrumentation, and data processing.

SFTE offers a unique forum for the promotion and development of safe and effective aerospace testing. This can have immense benefit for your company’s flight test engineers, test pilots, and test programs as they learn best business practices and critical lessons from a diverse audience of global experts. Areas include new risk mitigation methodologies, test effectiveness, program leadership, project productivity, updated regulatory standards for traditional and emerging systems-under-test. Membership and participation demonstrate your commitment to the flight test industry and helps reinforce your company brand.

Positioning your company, brand and message alongside with SFTE at our various functions will increase awareness and visibility of your company in the aerospace community and facilitate recruitment.

We were created for your workforce.

SFTE was created for companies with employees just like yours – engineers and other professionals who work with all aspects of flight testing from around the world! SFTE continues to grow and expand our capabilities and services. Our recently updated SFTE website is chock full of valuable information. We have a strong base of 1200 individual members and more than 30 corporate members around the globe. We hope that as a company engaged in or supporting the discipline of flight testing you will consider the benefits of a corporate membership with SFTE.

The Benefits of Your Membership

Annual Symposiums, Workshops, and mini–Regional Symposiums – These forums offer unique opportunities to learn from experts and pass along your insights. SFTE corporate members receive direct information and special rates to these events held throughout the USA and Europe (see below).
Networking – SFTE provides unparalleled networking capability and opportunities for your company to meet existing and potential customers and recruit employees at our annual symposia, workshops, seminars, technical short courses, and local chapter events. SFTE also partners with other professional organizations, including the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP), Flight Test Safety Workshop (FTSW) and AIAA, to increase the breath of our interactions and opportunities.
Publicity and Education – The Flight Test News (members only). We include press releases from our corporate members, program updates, technical articles, and papers from the International and European Symposia. Your company will continue to be prominently listed as a corporate sponsor in the Flight Test News on the website as well as signage at the annual symposium.
Recognition – The SFTE web site prominently lists all our Corporate Sponsors with links to corporate websites for easy product access. Outstanding achievement and technical awards are presented annually by SFTE, to teams and individuals. We encourage our Corporate Members to submit their employees for the appropriate awards and submit articles recognizing their accomplishments to the Flight Test News.
Access to the Members Only section of the SFTE Web Site – This includes access to SFTE AND SETP Technical Papers Database encompassing over 45 years of outstanding papers, past symposium podcasts, our Tech Expert Database that includes Florida Institute of Technology Flight Test video lectures and Red Flag webcasts reviewing timeless lessons learned, and the Digital Notebook.
STEM – SFTE Members and associated chapters are expanding use of the SFTE Flight Test Academy in schools across the U.S. In addition, we collaborate with the STEM sponsors at the Reno Air Races, Oshkosh, and other regional aviation events to introduce students to the flight- testing using simulators and mini workshops
The Society of Flight Test Engineers Foundation – The SFTE Foundation is an IRS approved 501 (C)3 organization. The generous donations from many of our Corporate Members help to provide for the future of flight testing by adding to the pool of new graduates. Those Corporate Sponsors who support our scholarship program are accorded special recognition in our newsletter and at the annual international symposium.

For more information on becoming a corporate member, view the available packages and benefits

Current Corporate Members

AeroGear Telemetry






Instituto de Pesquisas e Ensaios em Voo

Butler Parachutes


Cruz Associates Inc.



Indian Air Force Test Pilots School

Israel Aerospace Industries

ITPS Canada



Lockheed Martin


National Test Pilot School

Netherlands Aerospace Center

Symvionics Inc


Royal Australian Air Force

Turkish Aerospace Industries