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  1. The 28th Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE) European Chapter Symposium will take place in Milano, Italy on September 13-15, 2017. This event is the premier forum dedicated to flight testing outside the U.S.A., bringing together professionals and researchers to discuss advances in the testing of flying vehicles
    and systems at large.

    The 2017 edition of the SFTE EC Symposium will be held in conjunction with the 43rd European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF). The ERF is a main event for the world’s rotorcraft community, held every year since 1975.

    Registration is now open.

    Read about the registration options on the combined www.erf2017.org page.

  2. Dear Colleagues:

    Year 2016 has finished and we are starting 2017.
    It is time to review what has been done the past 365 days.

    We had a very successful symposium in Nuremberg in May. We share the event with ETC, a good bunch of papers were presented, and people took the opportunity to share experiences and knowledge. Networking worked as good as always.

    We had our own renewal with the selection of a new Logo. We have been using the old one since the very beginning, however the new media and communications needs asked for a more convenient design. Finally we got a winner, and a new design was born. We have already started to use it, and we hope that all the media work will be easier now.

    I would like to recall here our two colleagues killed in an accident last 30 October: Pietro Venanzi and Herb Moran. They passed away in a helicopter accident.

    Two American flight testers also perished in another helicopter testing accident in July 6th in United States. Our prayers and thoughts for them and their families.

    28th European symposium is currently underway. A call for papers has been already delivered. This time we will share the event with the ERF (European Rotorcraft Forum) in September. We are looking forward for this new adventure and hoping we will have as usual many good histories and papers to be shared among the audience. The venue itself is exciting, as we are coming back to Italy, this time in Milan. Our colleagues at Politecnico de Milano, will provide us this time the support for this symposium. Thank you guys.

    We are expecting for your contributions for this and all the other activities currently under way in the society.

    The Board of the European Chapter wishes the best in the New Year for you and your families.


  3. The 28th Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE) European Chapter Symposium will take place in Milano, Italy on September 13-15, 2017. This event is the premier forum dedicated to flight testing outside the U.S.A., bringing together professionals and researchers to discuss advances in the testing of flying vehicles
    and systems at large.

    The 2017 edition of the SFTE EC Symposium will be held in conjunction with the 43rd European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF). The ERF is a main event for the world’s rotorcraft community, held every year since 1975.

    Key Dates & Deadlines:

    Submission of Abstract deadline: EXTENDED UNTIL 4th March 2017
    Notification to authors: 31st March 2017
    Deadline for final paper submission: 10th July 2017

    Find details for abstract submission in the

    Call for Papers Flyer

    More details about the symposium can be found in the flyer but also at the official symposium website www.erf2017.org

  4. The SFTE EC is happy to announce that:
    The 28th SFTE European Chapter Symposium will be Co-organized with the 43rdEuropean Rotorcraft Forum – ERF 2017
    Dates: September 12-15, 2017
    Venue: Politecnico di Milano – Bovisa Campus, Milan, Italy

    Call For papers and further information will be announced in the coming months.

  5. During this year’s SFTE EC symposium the board of directors presented all proposals it received for the new-logo-contest.

    Congratulations to Sebastian Burwitz, who was officially awarded on 29 June 2016 for winning the new-logo-contest 2016 of the Society of Flight Test Engineers – European Chapter. He submitted his proposal of a clear, compact, obvious, intuitive design. Sebastian’s proposal meets perfectly the announcement’s requirement to make reference to the original international SFTE logo. Furthermore, it clearly reflects the connection to Europe by making use of the iconic symbol of yellow stars on blue ground found in the European flag. The SFTE European Chapter’s board of directors expresses its gratitude to Sebastian’s great idea and honors his effort for a recognisable, easily understandable appearance we can be proud of.

    A symbolic certificate was handed over to Sebastian Burwitz (left) by Sebastian Rommel, representative of the board of directors of SFTE EC.