FLEXJET, GE and FOQA reducing aviation safety risks

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Aviation safety Data Collection critical to future Risk Management

FOQA captures Aircraft information on Real time

GE creates high order FOQA for FLEXJET

Aviation Safety has relied on data collection and the analysis of those numbers to shift its focus forward. Whereas in the past, industry and government were in a regulatory reaction mode, this new perspective addresses risks proactively.

The Part 121 certificate holders were first adopters of this SMS discipline, in part because the employ more staff. Part 135 and Business Aviation (Part 91), however, have seen the value of this information and installing equipment to add to their knowledge.

This news about one of the more sophisticated charter airlines leads its segment in such innovative use of technology!!!

Flexjet Taps GE To Take FOQA to the Next Level

The Most Accurate Data and Analytics Promotes Culture of Safety and Efficiency Fleet modernization with wireless QAR and cellular services for instant data delivery

Flexjet is taking its flight operations quality assurance (FOQA) program to the next level by marrying GE’s flight safety analysis services with quick access recorders (QARs) with built-in cellular data services from GE joint-venture partner Avionica.

The equipment will be used to monitor Flexjet’s U.S. fleet of 150 aircraft, which includes the Embraer Phenom 300 and Legacy 450; Bombardier Challenger 300/350 and Global Express; and Gulfstream G450 and G650. Flexjet expects to have its entire fleet equipped with Avionica mini-QARs by the fourth quarter of next year, it told AIN.

“Flexjet has been a customer of our C-FOQA product for many years,” said John Mansfield, chief digital officer for GE Aviation. “Since Flexjet has experienced considerable growth in its fleet, this agreement upgrades its safety solution to our eFOQA, the standard in large-operator FOQA programs worldwide.”

According to Flexjet chief safety officer Todd Anguish, the QAR firmware will be customized to include Flexjet-specific flight events by using the roughly 4.5 million data points collected during flight that are then automatically sent wirelessly via cell data immediately after landing. “The comprehensive data we can gather immediately allows us to ensure safer operation of our fleet with real-time flight data monitoring to address any potential flight safety concerns immediately,” he said.

GE Aviation’s Event Measurement System (EMS), which powers the company’s flight analytics services and FOQA systems, are currently being used on more than 9,000 aircraft. Its flight analytics service integrates data sources such as flight information, weather, navigation, flight plans, and other operational data to provide valuable insights for customers.


Exciting development and the prospects for future risk reduction are tremendous.




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