Configurable flight data analysis for trends and statistics analysis -an embedded perspective of an efficient flight safety system

Ananda, CM and Kumar, Rakesh and Ghoshhajra, Mainak (2010) Configurable flight data analysis for trends and statistics analysis -an embedded perspective of an efficient flight safety system. In: IEEE iNTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AEROSPACE ELECTRONICS, COMMUNICATION AND INSTRUMENTATION, 6-7 JAN 2010, V R SIDDHARTHA ENGG COLLEGE, VIJAYWADA.

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    Abstract

    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy on Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) indicates that FOQA is a voluntary safety initiative encouraging airline participation in FOQA. It is in the public interest with a necessary requirement that airlines must document procedures for taking corrective action, when necessary in the interest of safety and airlines must provide FAA with access to aggregate trend data. FAA issues final FOQA rule, in what it called a major step towards reaching its “Safer Skies” goal of cutting the commercial aviation accidents rate by substantially. FOQA programs currently are conducted by airlines, certification authorities and engineering groups of airlines. FOQA is primarily a data collection, processing and analysis system used to improve the various disciplines of flight operations. The Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR) onboard provides a wealth of information for rest of the analysis. This information can lead to improvements in aircrew training, maintenance and conduct of safer flight operations. The system can analyse and report the various events, exceedences and reports including statistics for the airline operators. The paper presents the methodology of data processing for various fleet of aircrafts with controlled parameter limits and conditions with logical envelops bounded by derived mathematical approaches for the trends and statistics of various systems and components of aircraft using NAL’s Flight Operation Quality Assurance software (NALFOQA). The quality assurance in terms of flight operations and avionics system diagnostics is realized by flight data analysis, which is the heart of the system. This Paper also presents about the flight safety issues of the aviation industry in particular to the quality assurance areas of aviation using the techniques of data processing and database management. Case studies of few aircraft parameter exceedences are also covered.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Air Transportation and Safety
    Division/Department: Aerospace Electronics and Controls Division, Aerospace Electronics and Controls Division, Aerospace Electronics and Controls Division
    Depositing User: Mr. Rakesh Kumar
    Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2010 10:01
    Last Modified: 06 Jul 2010 10:01
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/8544

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