Cranfield University, in association with the UK's Civil Aviation Authority, has brought together experts in their respective fields for an intense 3.5 day course on FDM / FOQA. Established in 2004, this popular course has attracted delegates from over 60 countries having gained a global reputation. Read more Read less

This course provides an advanced understanding of issues surrounding a flight data monitoring programme FDM and flight operational quality assurance FOQA.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 06 - 09 Mar 2017
  • Duration4 days
  • LocationCranfield Campus
  • Cost£1,500 The course fee includes refreshments and lunch during the day. Accommodation is not included and must be booked separately. Concessions available

Course structure

The course will be delivered by lecturers experienced in FDM and experts drawn from industry. The module will consist of lectures and a series of workshops to give delegates practical experience of interpreting flight data.

What you will learn

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.

Core content

• 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

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.

Speakers

Speakers are drawn from across industry to provide up to date and relevant expert knowledge of all elements of FDM / FOQA.

Concessions

Discount for 3rd and subsequent delegates from the same company/site.

Accommodation options and prices

Accommodation is available at Mitchell Hall which is located on campus. All rooms are en-suite and bookings are on a half-board basis. If you would like to book accommodation for this short course at Mitchell Hall, please indicate this on the registration form and we will arrange this for you.

Alternatively, you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
Cranfield
Bedford 
MK43 0AL

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