The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) announced that it formally submitted its Application for an EASA Part – ORA ATO Approval in late May 2014 and it was registered by EASA in early June 2014. This is the first formal step in the process for NTPS to receive EASA Approval as an Authorized Training Organization (ATO) for Flight Test. NTPS President and CEO, Dr. AL Peterson, stated that “NTPS is committed to meeting the flight test education and training needs of our EASA member customers and our application for approval as an EASA Flight Test ATO demonstrates the seriousness of that commitment. We look forward to working with EASA to complete the ATO approval process as soon as possible.” NTPS currently conducts flight test education and training that meets or exceeds the known EASA requirements for Category I and Category II flight test personnel and for Flight Test Instructors.
The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is pleased to announce the opening of the annual application window for its Flight Test Engineer Graduate Assistant Scholarship Program (FTE GA).
The roots of the NTPS FTE GA program go back to 2007, however... Read more
Space? Flight Test? Jets? Airplanes? Helicopters?
Are you a recent engineering graduate considering launching your career towards the sky? Would you like to apply your problem solving skills at the forefront of the flight test industry? Look no further, the National... Read more
On 25 September 2020, the Society of Experimental Test Pilots announced Dr. Allen L. (AL) Peterson as the recipient of the 2020 Doolittle Award. The James H. Doolittle award was established in 1966 to honor outstanding accomplishment in technical management... Read more
Oleson Named Sikorsky Flight Test Engineering Senior Manager
I am pleased to announce Robert (Duane) Oleson has accepted the role of Flight Test Engineering (FTE) Senior Manager, based in West Palm Beach, FL. Duane will officially move into his new role... Read more