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1 FSF FCF Symposium | 2/8/2011 BOEING is a trademark of Boeing Management Company. Copyright © 2011 Boeing. All rights reserved. Boeings Perspective on FCF Risk Mitigation Captain Gary Meiser Chief Pilot, Production Flight Test Boeing Test and Evaluation Presentation to the Flight Safety Foundation, Functional Check Flight Symposium, Vancouver, BC 8-9 February, 2011

2 Production Flight Test Engineering, Operations & Technology | Boeing Test & Evaluation FSF FCF Symposium | 2 Copyright © 2011 Boeing. All rights reserved. Flight Test Risk Mitigation Safety Culture Structured Policies Procedures Select Personnel Clear Expectations Elements of a Successful Operation

3 Production Flight Test Engineering, Operations & Technology | Boeing Test & Evaluation FSF FCF Symposium | 3 Copyright © 2011 Boeing. All rights reserved. Safety comes first First Operating Principle Foundation for Policies and Processes History of Success

4 Production Flight Test Engineering, Operations & Technology | Boeing Test & Evaluation FSF FCF Symposium | 4 Copyright © 2011 Boeing. All rights reserved. Safety Culture Learning Organization Organizational structure –Team of airplane model Lead Pilots and Systems Operators –Drive distribution of information Sharing of information and Lessons Learned –Aircrew meetings –Blogs Risk Management Concepts Safety Program Training Program High Standards Operational Flight Test Excellence Motivated, capable, and experienced flight crews

5 Production Flight Test Engineering, Operations & Technology | Boeing Test & Evaluation FSF FCF Symposium | 5 Copyright © 2011 Boeing. All rights reserved. Safety Culture Integrity Open and Honest communication Management support for flight crew decisions Cooperation and Collaboration Manufacturing Engineering Flight Test Customer Industry

6 Production Flight Test Engineering, Operations & Technology | Boeing Test & Evaluation FSF FCF Symposium | 6 Copyright © 2011 Boeing. All rights reserved. Maintenance Processes Maintenance Partnership is critical Airplane Maintenance Crew as important as Flight Crew Approved procedures Detailed documentation of work performed Engineering Analysis and Assistance Communication Airplane Configuration Flight Crew Notification Form Open and Honest dialogue

7 Production Flight Test Engineering, Operations & Technology | Boeing Test & Evaluation FSF FCF Symposium | 7 Copyright © 2011 Boeing. All rights reserved. Operating Procedures Flight Test Aircrew Guide Flight Operations Policies Weather minimums Daylight requirements Flight Crew Duty Limits Production Flight Test Procedures Production Flight Test Crew Pilots –Production Captain –Production First Officer Systems Operator Flight Analyst Four person flight crew improve: –Combined Technical Knowledge –Situational Awareness –Error Management –Safety

8 Production Flight Test Engineering, Operations & Technology | Boeing Test & Evaluation FSF FCF Symposium | 8 Copyright © 2011 Boeing. All rights reserved. Risk Management Minimum Flight Crew Minimize Unnecessary Flight Testing Eliminate testing for testing sake Normal flight profile –start, taxi, takeoff, climb, cruise, descent, approach and landing –appropriate for most functional check flight scenarios Do Not Deviate from Established Procedures

9 Production Flight Test Engineering, Operations & Technology | Boeing Test & Evaluation FSF FCF Symposium | 9 Copyright © 2011 Boeing. All rights reserved. Communication Processes Flight Test Airplane Release Accurate discrepancy documentation Flight Crew brief and debrief Post-flight face-to-face debrief

10 Production Flight Test Engineering, Operations & Technology | Boeing Test & Evaluation FSF FCF Symposium | 10 Copyright © 2011 Boeing. All rights reserved. Flight Test Aircrew Experience Technical Education Aviation Flight Test Flight Test Training Academic Simulator Proficiency paced Flight Test Training syllabus Crew Resource / Threat and Error Management Flight Crew Currency requirements Airplane Currency Test Proficiency

11 Production Flight Test Engineering, Operations & Technology | Boeing Test & Evaluation FSF FCF Symposium | 11 Copyright © 2011 Boeing. All rights reserved. Test Expectations Test Planning What? –Objective –Airplane Configuration Why – flight test? –Necessary –Required How – test procedures? Test Results Pass/fail criteria Knock-it-off limits Troubleshooting Use extreme caution and understand possible consequences Plan the Flight – Fly the Plan

12 Production Flight Test Engineering, Operations & Technology | Boeing Test & Evaluation FSF FCF Symposium | 12 Copyright © 2011 Boeing. All rights reserved. Boeing Flight Test Risk Mitigation Qualified Flight Crews Organization focused on safety and quality Established guidelines and procedures Resulting in safe and successful operations

13 Production Flight Test Engineering, Operations & Technology | Boeing Test & Evaluation FSF FCF Symposium | 13 Copyright © 2011 Boeing. All rights reserved. Boeing Flight Test Risk Mitigation Boeing has created Generic Flight Test Profiles accessible to operators through their myboeingfleet accounts. Current profiles to be posted on myboeingfleet: 737NG Profiles in development (will be posted soon): /400/ No additional profiles planned at this time

14 FSF FCF Symposium| 14 Copyright © 2011 Boeing. All rights reserved.


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