Presentation on theme: "General Aviation Flight Data Monitoring Moving the industry beyond Proof of Concept CAPACG, LLC March 04, 2009."— Presentation transcript:
General Aviation Flight Data Monitoring Moving the industry beyond Proof of Concept CAPACG, LLC March 04, 2009
Theme – We have FDM systems, now what do we do with all this DATA? Where have we been? A quick review of past FDM trials Actionable items and continuous feed back Goals and deliverables to the industry
FDM for GA – The Evolution SMS, OEM, ACH, Individuals, Fleets CAPACG R and D FDM concepts 2004 GA-FDM Intro at NTAS Plausibility 2005 Technologies Emerge Cal Fire Trial Legacy AC proof of concepts 2006 DFDS SATSair Trials ALERTS – Air Log TAA proof of concept 2007 Actionable Items Aggregate data shared and feed into a continuous improvement loop Pioneers – SATSair, AirLog & Indigo Flyers Acceptance ASIAS 2010 and beyond Wide scale GA FDM Implementation
DFDS) (Alaka’i, Appareo)
FOQA trials in the past… Examples of past trials: 1.CAL FIRE (privately funded) 2.Air Safety Flight Academy (privately funded) 3.SATSair (privately funded) 4.FSF C-FOQA Trial 5.FSF HEMS H-FOQA (TBD) - Past FOQA/FDM trials have primarily concentrated on proving general concepts and facilitating the collection of flight data from aircraft. - The volume of data can be daunting! How does industry turn the data into actionable information?
General Aviation FDM suggested objectives and deliverables: 1.Define common parameters and event set for both “light” and traditional FDRs. (to provide “apples-to-apples” comparison across fleets) 2.Increase awareness of FDM programs to GA community. 3.Provide a “tool kit” to operators interested in establishing and FDM program. 4.Incentivize implementation of FDM programs 5.Develop and implement data sharing strategies to improve safety (ASIAS) 6.Provide another validation of the FDM concept in a very challenging environment. (example: night freight, single pilot operation) 7.Promote a sustainable FDM program/product through initiatives such as organizational-based programs to ease and speed widespread implementation in the GA community. Eliminate current barriers (cost, technology, people, etc.) by providing a “plug and play” option to include equipage/technology, service and program management.
Questions? To err is human…to recover is good training® Scott Meacham President, CAPACG, LLC
GA-FDM Demonstration Trials: Trial #/ Name of organization #1/ CDF (now CalFire) #2/ Air Safety Flight Academy #3/ SATSair#4/ SATSair -2#5/ FAA CGAR grant/ERAU* Goals of trialProve feasibility of low-cost recorders in FOQA/FDM programs Utilize recorded avionics data as maintenance and reliability tool Analyze large number of parameters (82) available from TAA data bus - add flight safety events Expand Trial #3 to include wireless data transmission and admin. functionality Widespread GA- FDM trial representing university, air taxi and special mission fleets Recorder technology / concepts GPS-based and MEMs-based self- contained recorders Avidyne Emax data uploaded to web- based analysis tool Digital Flight Data Storage System (DFDS) and web- based tools DFDS with wireless pack, plus, on- board MOQA/FOQA analysis DFDS or self- contained recording devices/refine GA processes Aircraft usedGrumman S-2T Tankers Cirrus SR20 and SR22 Cirrus SR20/22, Diamond DA42, Eclipse 500 and Cessna 206 Length of trial/ # of aircraft 1 fire season / 1 fire bomber 3 months (+1,000 hours) / 7-8 aircraft (1,000 hours)/ 3 aircraft 3 month- 5 aircraft1 year Results / RemarksOrganization to issued RFP in 2007 Report published Trial report published Began 8/2007 Completed 10/2007 Follow-on trial Began 9/2007 Completed 12/2007 Contract signed 3/2008 *Proposal submitted - denied - lack of interest/funding from AFS-800
CAPACG today… CAPACG consulting - SMS/FOQA/ASAP/IS-BAO implementation and operational planning (ALOG) CAPACG analysis - 3rd party flight data analysis service (Aerobytes and Appareo Systems) The GA-FDM Team: Partnership with Alakai Technologies - the first internet accessible digital flight data system. Onboard processing and flight data analysis. (SATSair, Cirrus Design, Indigo Flyers, etc.)
CAPACG tomorrow… Continue to focus on core FDM products and services Future projects - Continual Audit Processes Informational Database (CAP-ID) Lower cost alternative to products such as AQD - engineered from the beginning to be expandable to other programs such as FOQA/FDM, MOQA/ETMS, ASAP, etc…. Industry/Educator partnership programs to ensure stable supply of aviation safety professionals - offer a pathway to future analysts. (ERAU Co-op Program and AABI)
Properly managed SMS components convert data into useful information and the end user gains knowledge
MOST Model Maintenance Engine trend monitoring Exceedance reports Trouble shooting Fuel savings Safety Fleet oversight SOP adherence ID of adverse safety trends Uncover threats and errors Mitigate risk Operations Insurance reduction Automated data transfer from aircraft Automated OOOI reporting Automated billing Fuel savings Automated aircraft tracking Training Provide feedback to instructor/students (e-debrief) Validation of training programs Training footprint analysis and adjustment 19 MaintenanceOperations TrainingSafety GA-FDM