With Flight Data Monitoring becoming more commonplace throughout the industry, it has proven a very valuable tool to track performance of not only the flight crews but the machines as well. Most operators have implemented FDM into their SMS over the last few years – if your company doesn’t have an FDM tool, you might want to think about implementing it.
Okay, so now that we’ve established the value of FDM, what exactly is it telling you? And if you’re able to figure that part out, good for you. But the key is what are you doing with that new-found knowledge? Your FDM might show you that checklist usage has fallen by the wayside and isn’t being used religiously, or that your number of unstable approaches is on the rise. The very spirit of a good FDM tool is to be nimble with the information you’re capturing and develop swift and effective changes to ensure continuous improvement.
Our chief presenter will be Tom Huff, Aviation Safety Officer with Gulfstream Aerospace. Following a lengthy and distinguished career in the United States Navy, Tom brings his unique safety leadership skills to the aerospace manufacturing sector. Tom and I will walk through an example of FDM and discuss the various concepts of employing new tactics to put that data to good use. Please join us to hear Tom’s thoughts and to share your own experiences and/or good ideas.
Aired: Wednesday September 2, 2020, 1:00pm US Eastern Daylight Time