FDM Revealed

FDM programme goals, challenges and best practices


The key purpose of flight data monitoring is to improve aviation safety by proactive and non-punitive use of digital flight data from routine operations.

Effective FDM programme achieves this goal by:

  • identification of potential hazards in regular flight operations
  • detection of SOP violations and deviations from structural aircraft limits
  • objective traces of flight execution
  • equipment status monitoring
  • discovery of potentially degrading safety trends
Fdm Goals


Currently the safety analysts have to manually process a lot of data with tight time schedules.

The aircraft operators are facing many challenges to keep with the highest standards in the field:

  • regular FDR downloads
  • short time between data download and readout
  • fast and reliable data analysis
  • shorten time for manual interpretation of processed data
  • reduce error in statistical analysis

Best Practices

With several aspects handled in appropriate way the aircraft operator can rely on respectable flight safety:

  • Set up appropriate FDR download period to meet the actual data accumulation and readout facility capacity.
  • Shorten idle time of the readout system and analysts involved by providing input data faster.
  • Perform automatic readout, analysis and event detection in order to reduce FDR data processing time.
  • Guarantee objective results by automating the time consuming and error prone statistical analysis tasks.
  • Maintain reliable and secured data storage - accommodate infrastructure to contain the raw and processed data for the required period of time with only authorized personnel access.

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