Better Way Award
Seattle, Washington

September 17-20, 2018

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Better Way Award

The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2017.

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ABOUT THE 15th ANNUAL A4A/SAE NDT BETTER WAY AWARD

Purpose: The A4A/SAE Nondestructive Testing (NDT) “Better Way” award is an annual process established to recognize a government-industry team that has developed and applied a technology, technique, process, or policy that advances inspection or test of civil/commercial aircraft structure, aircraft components, or aircraft systems. Improvements will be assessed as a function of process sensitivity, reliability, and cost effectiveness.

Purpose: The A4A/SAE Nondestructive Testing (NDT) “Better Way” award is an annual process established to recognize a government-industry team that has developed and applied a technology, technique, process, or policy that advances inspection or test of civil/commercial aircraft structure, aircraft components, or aircraft systems. Improvements will be assessed as a function of process sensitivity, reliability, and cost effectiveness.

Eligibility: Team eligibility includes both US government and private industry personnel. Employees of universities, national labs, and non-profit organizations are also eligible as supplemental recipients of this award. Membership in A4A or SAE is not required. Teams may have up to twelve members. The accomplishment may involve research, development, engineering, application, management, or policy, and must have occurred not more than 18 months prior to the NDT Forum. Awards Committee members are not eligible for the award.

Awards Committee: An Awards Committee consisting of two A4A member airline representatives and two SAE committee representatives will review the nominations and select the winner.

Nominations: A4A and SAE are currently soliciting nominations. Nominations may be submitted by anyone (including the awards committee members themselves) and do not need to adhere to any formal format. The nomination should include the names, affiliations, and contact information for all team members; the name and contact information of the nominator; and a brief (one page) description of the accomplishment.