Developing an EASA Compliant Flight Data Monitoring Program – 2 Days


Flight data monitoring (FDM) can be a powerful tool for an aircraft operator to improve and monitor its operational safety. National Aviation Authorities (NAAs) of EASA Member States are responsible for the oversight of their national operators including their FDM programmes.

An effective Flight Data Monitoring Program enables an operator to identify, quantify, assess and address operational risks. The FDM process inherently belongs to the Safety Management System (SMS) of an airline. In addition it can be effectively used to support analysis of a range of airworthiness and operational safety tasks.

Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) is the pro-active use of digital flight data from routine operations in order to improve safety. In Europe, an FDM programme is mandatory for aeroplanes with a maximum certificated take-off mass (MCTOM) in excess of 27 000 kg and operated for commercial air transport.

Beyond this oversight function, NAAs should play a decisive role in coordinating a follow up through operators’ FDM programmes of significant operational risks identified at the national or European level. Ultimately, this will promote an enhanced monitoring of these risks by each operator, and this potentially can contribute to the State Safety Programme with information derived from FDM programmes.

The course will be of particular interest to National Aviation Authorities and Flight safety personnel.

Benefits of Attending this Training

Understand the Integration of FDM within the Safety Management Framework

Ability to understand how to analyse data to help in the prevention of incidents and accidents. Data

Understand how to use data to identify potential risks and to modify pilot training programmes.

Be able to refine Risk Parameters and to modify Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

Why Should I choose SAS for the training?

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What Makes Developing an EASA Compliant Flight Data Monitoring Program – 2 Days Different

Because our courses are written by people who have lived through the regulations, from the introduction of JAR 145 in 1992 / 1993 At Sofema Aviation Services our focus is on accepting that compliance with EASA Regulations is in fact minimum compliance. Interpreting the regulations in a way which enables the development and optimization of our business is where we should see opportunity to drive efficiency and cost saving. Moreover to be effective it is essential for the organisation to take full control of all exposures including the potential for Maintenance Error

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

  • Introduction
  • Acronyms and Abbreviations
  • Definitions
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Objectives of an Operator’s – FDM
  • Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) Gap Analysis
  • Integrating Flight Data Monitoring into the Safety Management System (SMS)
  • How the Operator uses an FOQA /FDM Program – Benefits
  • Implementing FOQA /FDM Program
  • Flight Data Analysis Equipment Requirements
  • FDM Roles and Responsibilities within the AOC
  • Developing FDM Procedures
  • Establishing event trigger limits
  • De-identifying Data
  • How to Review Caution and Warning Events
  • What Actions are Taken from the Cumulative Event Data

Target Groups

National Aviation Authorities and Flight safety personnel. OPS nominated Persons, Flight Quality Audit Personnel, other interested persons with operational and flight safety experience.


Relevant experience within an Airlines Flight Ops. Flight Safety or Flight Quality Assurance Department.

Learning Objectives

To provide the delegates with a strong understanding of the regulatory requirements, operational processes and practical implementation of a FDM/FDA programme fully compliant with both EASA Regulations and ICAO SARPS.


2 days – Start at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

To register for this training, please email or Call +359 28210806

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