The Society of Allied Weight Engineers (SAWE) is an international organization whose purpose is to promote the mass properties discipline and provide members and industry a medium for exchanging practices and experiences with the objective of fostering a higher degree of quality in mass properties control. Regular chapter meetings, regional and international conferences, plus an array of technical papers, reference books, industry standards and training curriculum provide mass properties engineers and industry that opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and broaden the capability of the mass properties engineer, organization or program.  The Society is organized into 22 chapters with members from across the United States, Brazil, Europe, United Kingdom, and Canada.

Fall 2020 Virtual Training Opportunities

Courses will be offered in 4 hour sessions over 3 weekends in October, November, & December
All classes will be held virtually via Zoom
Courses will be offered as either Four Hour Classes or Eight Hour Classes (two Four Hour Sessions on consecutive days) on the below dates.
Class Time will be
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central European Time
Note that AWBS is in two 5 hour sessions

Register Now.

Course Name Instructor Cost Dates
Aircraft Fuel System Calibration & Verification Rod Van Dyk $250 December 5, 2020 (Saturday)
Structural Weight Optimization for Mass Properties Engineers Raj Bishnoi $550 December 11-12, 2020 (Fri-Sat)
Automated Weight and Balance System (AWBS) Harold Smoot $650 December 11-12, 2020 (Fri-Sat)


New Classes for January 2021

Course Name Instructor Cost Dates Link for Registration
Vendor Weight Control Whidy Kiskunas $500 January 22-23, 2021 (Fri-Sat) Register Now!
Marine Vehicle Weight Estimating Methodology Davy Hansch $500 January 22-23, 2021 (Fri-Sat)

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See the PDF file below for more information about each class.

80thAnnual International Conference on Mass Properties
May 22-27, 2021
Cocoa Beach, Florida

Conference Page (link TBA)

Call For Papers

Non-members are welcome to make presentations and/or attend!


Volume 80 - Fall 2020 - No. 1



2020 Tech Fair

Can Good Acquisition and Good Engineering Happily Coexist?
by David Tellet


SAWE Corporate Partners
From the Editor
President's Message
Index of Advertisers

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