FOQA FLIGHT DATA ANALYSIS CAN IMPROVE PILOT PERFORMANCE AND ENCOURAGE FLIGHT SAFETY
With fast-changing technology, safety mandates, and continued flight training, there is no doubt the aviation industry has become safer over the years. Even so, flight safety continues to be top priority. And safety programs that advocate continuous improvement of pilot performance are becoming a necessity for aircraft owner/operators.
What is FOQA?
“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.”
Flight Operations Quality Assurance, or FOQA, was introduced in the 1990s and designed to make commercial aviation safer. It allows commercial and military aviation including the FAA, to share de-identified aggregate information to help monitor trends in aircraft operations and address operational risk issues. For aircraft equipped with Flight Data Recorders (FDRs) and Quick Access Recorders (QARs), FOQA is now the standard for flight safety data analysis and training for commercial and military aviation.
FOQA Flight Data Analysis for Business and General Aviation
No longer limited to the commercial and military aviation sector, the business and general aviation communities can now take advantage of FOQA Flight Data Analysis, or Flight Data Monitoring (FDM), to improve pilot performance and safety. This intelligence program allows pilots the opportunity to evaluate their performance, spot trends and take corrective action before a serious incident can occur.
Avidyne’s IFD Series, ATLAS ™ and HELIOS ™ are the only FMS/GPS navigators on the market that have integrated flight data analysis capability. This allows for quantitative aggregated data that can be analyzed by the pilot and/or a flight organization of the owner/operator’s choice from any smart device or web browser.
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