Technical Standards In- Flight Propulsion Measurement Committee (E-33)

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Starts: 05-03-2023


The SAE E-33 In-Flight Propulsion Measurement committee addresses all facets of in-flight thrust measurement and its uncertainty through the review of current industry methods and procedures (i.e., ASME, ISO, MIDAP, USAF, JANNAF, and NIST) and determines whether the need for the additional methods exist. The group is dedicated to creating, preparing, and maintaining all relevant specifications, standards and requirements for in-flight propulsion measurement. Participants in the SAE E-33 committee include OEMs, suppliers, processors, consulting firms, government, academia, and others across the aerospace and defense industries.

Examples of standards development/revision activities

  • AIR5450A Advanced Ducted Propulsor In-Flight Thrust Determination
  • AIR6064 Reverse Thrust
  • AIR6007 In-Flight Thrust Determination for Aircraft with Thrust Vectoring

 Recently published documents

  • AIR5771 The Measurement of Engine Thrust in an Altitude Test Facility
  • AIR5925A Measurement Uncertainty Applied to Cost-Effective Testing
  • AIR1703A In-Flight Thrust Determination

Work Conducted via: E-mail, teleconference, face-to-face meeting, Webex.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications/Experience: Expertise in the technology of the specific committee, understanding of the role and use of standards, good communication skills, is willing to work towards consensus agreements

Benefits of Participation: Volunteers have the opportunity to help develop globally used standards of interest to the member and the opportunity to meet with peers to discuss technical issues of mutual interest.

Leadership Skills Obtained in this Role: Volunteers will work as a team and have the opportunity to assume committee leadership positions.

Time Commitment: Commitment varies based on the particular committee meeting schedule. The member should be able to attend most face to face meetings and teleconferencing events as well as provide input into the development of standards between meetings. Member must also respond to document ballots through the year.


Advanced (15+ years in industry)
Mid (6-14 years in industry)

Volunteers Needed:

5 (5 open slots)

Experience Required:

4 - 6 Years Industry Experience


Amanda Kibler

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