The application can be submitted to the SFTE EC Board Secretary.
Winners will be contacted and will also be published on the exchange overview.
In order to enhance the SFTE exchange programme, the Board of the European Chapter (EC) has decided to found a Flight Test Engineer Exchange Scholarship Award.
The Scholarship is intended to promote reciprocal initiatives between companies / individuals, with the intention that each applicant shall participate in flight test activities in the receiving company to widen knowledge and experience.
To apply for the Scholarship, an agreement must be reached between the two companies with flight test activities, that each company accepts to host a FTE from the other company for two weeks, and in exchange send one of its own FTE´s to the other company.
The exchange shall permit the visiting FTE to participate in flight test activities and learn about the hosting company’s way of performing flight testing, so that the visiting FTE will gain new experiences and perhaps fresh ideas for his work in his own company.
The intention is also to give the exchange FTE´s new contacts in other companies and countries, to add to the network of contacts that is the basic “raison d´être” for SFTE.
The intention of the Scholarship is to financially facilitate such an exchange, all costs exceeding the scholarship being financed by the FTE or their Company. Also, all other aspects, such as Non Disclosure Agreements, must be handled by the exchanging companies.
To establish a well planned and successful exchange, a plan for each visit with a simple budget as well as a brief description of each applicant’s goals and expectations shall be written and appended to the application.
To ascertain that the exchange has taken place and to a reasonable degree fulfilled the plans and expectations, an exchange report describing the performed exchange shall be written and sent to the SFTE EC Board Secretary. The exchange report will be published on the EC website.
Unless otherwise agreed, payment of the Scholarship will be split equally between the two companies (or individuals if their company so decides).
To receive payment, bank account details must be provided together with the report described above.