Flight Test Safety Committee
The Flight Test Safety Committee (FTSC) was formed jointly in November 1994 by membersof the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP),the Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). These and numerous additional organizations presently comprisethe FTSC, and are listed on the Members Page. The purpose of the FTSC is to initiate and sustain a flight test related safety organization intended to promote flight safety, reduce the risk of mishap, promote risk reduction management and continually improve the profession's communication and coordination.

Read more: Welcome to FTSC


Bombardier Safety Standdown USA 2014 October 6th-9th

Bombardier Safety Standdown USA 2014 October 6th-9th

The four day seminar will be split between interactive break-out sessions and engaging general sessions in a new dynamic format that will keep your attention on the topic presented. Through practical approach attendees will understand how to manage distractions in various situations: on the runway, while monitoring flights, recovering from the stalls, avoiding lasers, and getting sufficient rest. The audience will also learn observation skills and mental clutter clearing techniques, gain better knowledge of legal issues faced by all aviation professionals, and participate in hands on practical trainings. Are you prepared for the unexpected? Visit safetystanddown.com to see the complete agenda and register.


8th European Flight Test Safety Workshop - Call for Papers

Call for Papers

8th European Flight Test Safety Workshop

Airbus Defence and Space, Manching, Germany

4-6 November 2014


Theme:   Management of Risks in Flight Test.

The aim of the workshop is to exchange experience and ideas of how the flight test community has mastered the management of risks and safety in what is, by its very nature, an activity which involves deliberately taking risks.  How the optimum methodology differs from that of the standard Safety Management System will be addressed.


This event will be in the style of a workshop and we expect plenty of audience participation and discussion.

To start the proceedings we are looking for short presentations of 10-15 minutes from as many test organisations as possible on how they manage their risks and safety.

1. How we do it.

The presentations should give a brief outline of:

  • Organisation structure
  • Responsibilities
  • Risk assessment tools
  • Incident reporting tools
  • Etc.

For the further sessions we are looking for classic presentations of 20-25 minutes with 5 minutes for questions on the following themes:

2. Risk management lessons learnt from incidents or accidents
3. Examples of current or past test campaigns and how the risks were managed
4. The future. What changes in culture and technology will affect our management of risks


Abstracts should be not more than 150 words. For the “How we do it” section a simple offer to present will suffice.


Email or mail to:

Attn:  Andrew Warner

Symposium Chairman

C/O SETP Headquarters

P.O. Box 986

Lancaster, California 93584-0986


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Deadline 31 July 2014.



2014 European Flight Test Safety Workshop Information

European Flight Test Safety Workshop

Manching, Germany

4 - 6 November 2014



Management of Risks in Flight Test:

Coping with the particularities of flight test risks

How we do it – presentations by diverse organisations

What we have learned, what the future holds


(3 November pm. Bonus optional tour of Audi production line)

4 November – Technical Tour of Airbus Helicopters Test and Production Centre, Donauwörth

4 November – Welcome Reception, Ingolstadt

5 November – Technical Session.  Airbus Defence and Space, Manching

5 November – Evening Get-Together

6 November – Technical Session.  Airbus Defence and Space, Manching

Short visits and static displays

German Flight Test Centre (WTD61) and Airbus Defence and Space

6 November – Dinner


Hotels:  Contingents reserved at Altstadthotel, Adler and Enso, Ingolstadt



More Info coming soon!