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The SFTE EC Symposium 2013 - Announcement and Call for Papers

The 24th SFTE European Chapter Symposium will be held at DLR, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, premises in Braunschweig, Germany, from the 11th to the 13th of June 2013.

Defeating Murphy’s Law in Flight Test
In flight test sometimes the most unlikely things happen. Who would have known that a simple series of pitot static tests would have to be stalled twice in two consecutive years because of volcano eruptions and that the pitot statics aircraft – DLR’s Falcon 20 - would be known today as Volcano Ash Hunter.

But it does not require a volcano - sometimes it’s just the regular stuff like the weather, technical problems, the technician who goes skiing and breaks his leg the day before the campaign or request for visit forms which magically vanish. It can be the high risk testing which works out just fine and at the very moment when everyone thinks you’re done something completely unrelated to the test goes wrong.

For flight testers, “lesson’s learned” are the most important outcome of flight test next to its primary test objective. It helps us to make the next test even safer than the one before or to make it happen at all in spite of Murphy’s law. We’d like to hear your flight test stories, what you learned and how you safely prepare for the unknown and unexpected that always awaits us.

Deadline for abstracts: 3rd March 2013
Notification to authors before: 3rd April 2013
Deadline for submission of papers: 28th April 2013

Papers reflecting the symposium theme will be favoured in the selection of papers.
Please submit an abstract of your paper (not more than one page) to:

Mail: Ina Niewind
DLR c/o WTD 61-200
85077 Manching

Authors whose papers have been accepted will be invited to hand in the full paper before the deadline for submission and to present the paper during the symposium. The papers will be distributed on digital media at the symposium.

We look forward to hear from you!

This information is also available in the Call for Papers flyer.