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end to end Flight Data Monitoring

Improving Operational Safety with our FDM Service

Aerodynamic provides operators with an end to end Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) / Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) solution; our data analysts manage and support operators throughout the entire process including extraction of flight data from the recording data source, data storage and archiving, event verification with detailed information and customer tailored reporting. Our specialised software is maintained and supported in-house, eliminating the costs of licences and updates to the operator. Around the clock access for operators allows the capability of managing and inspecting their flights for events and trends.

Flight Operations Quality Assurance

What is Flight Data Monitoring?

There are many terms describing the action of Flight Data Monitoring, (more commonly known as FDM), such as Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA), and Flight Data Analysis (FDA). It is the pro-active use of digital flight data from routine operations to improve aviation safety and is part of the operator’s Safety Management System (SMS). The data is downloaded from either a Flight Data Recorder (FDR) or more commonly a Quick Access Recorder (QAR) on a regular basis.

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reduce the risk

Why do we need FDM?

FDM is a tool that helps to reduce the risk in operating aircraft. By not using this “best practice” tool there is a business risk in the event of an accident.

ICAO has stated that:

“Operators of large aircraft over 27 tons (59,500lbs) and recommended for aircraft over 20 tons (44,000 lbs) shall establish and maintain a flight data analysis program as part of its accident prevention and flight safety program.”

The program shall be non-punitive and contain adequate safeguards to protect the source of the data. Most National Aviation Authorities (NAAs) have legislated to bring FDM into force.

Control of your flight data

Service Tailored to your Requirements

Aerodynamic’s managed FDM service puts you in control of your flight data.

Aerodynamic provides an FDM Service to allow even non-standard solutions to continuously deliver value and competitive advantage to the customer. Aerodynamic achieves this through the use of state-of-the-art FDM software introduced in 2022.

The system is capable of producing high detail 3D flight animations at desktop level that can be viewed remotely by staff. The system is capable of reproducing accurate representations of flight displays and instrument panels. The system is also capable of support for plotting flight paths against terrain and airport diagrams, which is also available to staff through a remote connection to the FDM system.

The system is simple to use and supports automation of various regular and ad-hoc reports, in both graphical and textual form.

modern secure facility

Data Security

Aerodynamic operates from a modern secure facility located in Melbourne. Our services have been entrusted by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and various airlines throughout Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA which requires that we operate an approved secure facility.

Aerodynamic provides FDM as a managed service, and removes the expense and hassle of hardware costs/maintenance and software licensing. We host your data on enterprise-level server equipment, employing hardware and software redundancies.

Why Choose Aerodynamic?

What makes us different?

24 hour AOG Coverage

Availability to support urgent Flight Data Analysis and Flight Data Monitoring requests.

30+ Years Experience

The Aerodynamic team has been exceeding customer’s needs and requirements for many decades.

Trusted by over 250 major airlines and MRO's globally

We continue to be chosen to provide our valued services to major industry businesses.

CE Certification

Our staff and processes function to the highest possible standards to service aircraft operator’s stringent requirements.