Data for Safety Management (DATA)

Course Description

The analysis of digital flight data collected from actual flights is resulting in tremendous steps forward in aviation safety. It is no longer necessary for an accident or incident to occur in order that safety hazards are revealed. Flight Data Analysis provides a wealth of safety critical information that can utilized to identify trends, issues and potentially dangerous practices. All modern commercial and business jet aircraft are equipped with flight data recorders that serve as the initial collection devices for flight data analysis. This course will present the basics of flight data analysis based upon real-time flight information. It will present opportunities to analyze collective flight data as would be utilized by a commercial aircraft operator. The course will present animation software that depicts flight profiles and examine other sources of data including video and air traffic control data that may be used in creating a data-based safety case.

Objectives: To provide first-hand experience in the collection and analysis of safety critical flight data. To create an understanding of the basics of Flight Data Analysis, how Flight Data Analysis contributes to a SMS, and how Flight Data Analysis can result in positive improvements in aviation safety performance.

Who Should Attend: Individuals from aviation enterprises that are involved in or wish to be involved in the collection and analysis of safety related aviation data.

  • Course 
    DATA 20-1
    DATA 20-2
    DATA 21-1
  • Dates
    05-09 Aug 2019
    09-13 Mar 2020
    05-09 Oct 2020

Course Outline

  • Flight Data Recorders, types, capabilities and history
  • Evolution of Flight Data Analysis
  • Relationship to Aircraft Accident Investigation
  • Case Studies
  • International Regulatory Standards
  • Relationship to SMS
  • FOQA, ASAP, ASRS
  • Cockpit Voice Recorders
  • Video Data
  • Technical Standards and Performance
  • Recovery of CV’s and FDR’s
  • Air Traffic Control Data
  • Components with Non Volatile Memory
  • Commercial Safety Data Services
  • Animation of Flight Data
  • ADS-B Practical Exercise

CEU: 3.2

Course Duration:  4.5 Days

Tuition: $2575 (July 2019 – June 2020); TBD (July 2020 – June 2021)