FOQA and Flight Data Monitoring Series Part 4: Closing the Loop

Close the Flight Data Monitoring Loop Up until now in this Flight Data Monitoring/FOQA series, we have looked at more of the technical aspects of Flight Data monitoring systems. From the flight recorder hardware used to collect and transfer the data to the computer...
Is it ‘Really’ Time for FDR/CVR Streaming?

Is it ‘Really’ Time for FDR/CVR Streaming?

With every new plane crash, it seems like clockwork that people start calling for “real time data monitoring” or “real time FDR/CVR streaming”. This discussion is nothing new. It was common when I started working with flight data more than 15 years ago and my mentors...

Why We Do Not Automate the FDR Readout

FDR Readouts were traditionally done manually with an experienced flight data expert sifting over plots of data. This has evolved over the years as technology has improved, but the key to a quality FDR Readout remains the human analyst reviewing the data. We are...

Scaled Analytics Launches FRED Editor

Scaled Analytics launches the FRED Editor for Windows. An application for editing FRED files. www.frededitor.com What is FRED? The Flight Recorder Electronic Documentation (FRED) specification is a standard for interpreting flight recorder data. To make sense of...