Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) & Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) In Commercial Aviation
(In association with the UK Civil Aviation Authority)
Course date: 16 Sep 2013 - 19 Sep 2013
This course will provide delegates with an advanced appreciation of the technical, operational, management and legal issues surrounding a flight data monitoring (FDM) programme, also referred to as flight operational quality assurance (FOQA). Under regulations introduced by ICAO in 2005, FDM / FOQA became mandatory for most operators of large aircraft.
Cranfield University is located at the very heart of the UK – within the innovation triangle between London and the cities of Oxford and Cambridge.
Our central location provides easy access from the M1, excellent main line rail service as well as proximity to key international airports. Set in rolling countryside, Cranfield offers a rich, rural landscape complemented by thriving towns and picturesque villages.
- Road: We are just 10 minutes from Junctions 13 & 14 of the M1 motorway. There is free parking on campus.
- Rail: Milton Keynes or Bedford
- Air: London Luton (22 miles), Heathrow (50 miles) or Birmingham (70 miles).
The course fee of £1475 includes tuition, notes, luncheon and beverages.
Discounts are available when booking three or more places.
The accommodation fee includes single room, breakfast and evening meals from Sunday until Thursday lunchtime.
How to register
For more information on this course or booking details please contact:
Academic Operations Unit
T: + 44 (0) 1234 754192
Please note that international delegates who require a letter of invitation from Cranfield University to support visa applications will be provided this once your booking has been confirmed.
Cranfield University, in association with the UK's Civil Aviation Authority, has brought together experts in their respective fields for an intense 3½ day course on FDM / FOQA. Established in 2004, this popular course has attracted delegates from over 60 countries having gained a global reputation. Speakers are drawn from across industry to provide up to date and relevant expert knowledge of all elements of FDM / FOQA.
Who should attend?
Subject matter and speakers ensure the course's relevance to novice and expert alike. Intended participants include FDM / FOQA analysts, flight safety officers, aircrew representatives, regulators, FDM / FOQA system suppliers, aircraft manufacturers and accident investigators. Delegates have come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including national and regional airlines, cargo operators, corporate operators, helicopter operators, military organisations, pilot unions, research institutions, aircraft manufacturers, FDM / FOQA system providers and regulatory authorities.
- The history of FDM / FOQA and an overview of its objectives
- CAP739, EASA and ICAO regulatory frameworks
- Integration of FDM / FOQA within a safety management system
- FDM / FOQA technology
- Setting analysis targets
- Data recovery and analysis tools
- Principles of data validation and assessment
- Trace interpretation, with both theoretical and practical sessions
- Database management
- The use of statistics in data analysis
- Animation and visualisation in data presentation
- FDM / FOQA in accident and incident investigation
- The interface between analysts and crews
- Legal aspects of FDM / FOQA data collection, retention and use
- The use of FDM / FOQA to justify operational and technical change
- The potential of FDM / FOQA within maintenance programmes.
Cranfield Safety & Accident Investigation
Cranfield Safety & Accident Investigation
T: +44 (0) 1234 754242
Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) is an emerging discipline bringing together the use of intelligent sensors and real-time data communication. This enables operations and maintenance decisions based on the accurate condition of equipment and assets. Cranfield University hosts the IVHM Centre specialising in this technology and runs a number of courses in the area covering a broad range of subjects from commercial benefit to technological advancement.
For more information, please visit www.cranfield.ac.uk/ivhm