Big Data reduces Business Aviation Safety risks
GE Aviation & AirincDirect bringing FOQA to Business Aviation
Better relationship with FAA, too
GE Aviation and ArincDirect are teaming together to provide flight operations quality assurance (FOQA) services general (primarily business) aircraft. They will link GE’s C-FOQA Centerline service to ArincDirect’s current flight support offerings. This automatic transfer of the data will minimize the burden on the operator’s staff who otherwise would have to maintain the numbers.
FOQA is premised on the power of the Meta Data collected from operators around the globe. The aggregated numbers produce trends, more reliably and more quickly, thus enabling operators to better identify and eliminate potential safety hazards in flight operations. GE developed C-FOQA Centerline, designed specifically for business aviation operations, with the Flight Safety Foundation, BASS’s co-sponsor with NBAA.
“It’s our aim to make advanced flight safety analysis techniques as widespread and ubiquitous in business aviation as they are in the airline environment,” said Ben Ivy, senior product director at GE Aviation.
This is a significant advancement of the effort to use FOQA to bring the safety improvements to GA/BA from which the airlines are already benefitting. Here are a few of the recent statements in support of this transfer of this asset beyond the commercial use:
One of the collateral benefits of FOQA, SMS, ASAP and VDRP, as a total regulatory regimen, is that the FAA looks to compliance and collaboration as a more effective method to reinforce safety and reduce risk instead of the old Enforcement approach which used civil penalties as a deterrent
FOQA is the 1st step in working with the FAA to reduce risks and to design systems relevant to your operation.
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