SAINT-CLOUD, France, February 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
New Program Improves Safety of Flight and Reduces Operational Costs
Dassault is now offering a Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) service designed and tailored specifically for Falcon operators. The system has been shown to improve safety of flight and has become standard for commercial airlines.
Flight Data Monitoring is the collection and analysis of specific flight parameters such as acceleration, velocity, G-forces, path, and other flight data with the purpose of minimizing risk factors and improving operational performance.
"Flight data monitoring and analysis should be a major component of any flight department's safety management system," said Jacques Chauvet, Senior Vice President, Customer Service for Dassault Falcon. "The new FDM service is custom-built for Falcon operators and demonstrates Dassault's clear commitment to safety and service, beyond design and manufacturing," he added.
Operators will be able to identify events such as unstable approaches and deviations from standard operating procedure, among other parameters. As part of a safety management system, operators can then tailor training and apply corrective actions to help manage risk. Analysis of flight data can also reduce maintenance costs. Further, the tool will also help operators comply with regulatory requirements in Europe, which require a flight data monitoring system.
FDM is available to all Falcon operators whose aircraft is equipped with a Quick Access Recorder (QAR). Operators download data from the QAR using a laptop and upload it to the dedicated website. Results can be available within minutes.
Dassault's preferred partners in the project, CAE Flightscape and RUAG, validate the data and identify significant events that operators can use to further tailor training programs and optimize flight operations. Participating Dassault Falcon operators may also benchmark their flight operations against other operators in a secure and confidential manner.
About Dassault Falcon
Dassault Falcon is responsible for selling and supporting Falcon business jets throughout the world. It is part of Dassault Aviation, a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 70 countries across five continents. Dassault Aviation produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcon business jets. The company has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities on multiple continents. It employs a total workforce of over 12,000. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2,100 Falcon jets have been delivered to 67 countries worldwide. The family of Falcon jets currently in production includes the tri-jets-the Falcon 900LX and the 7X-as well as the twin-engine Falcon 2000LX and the new 2000S.
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