Training courses

Flight Data Monitoring/Flight Data Analysis Programme (Intro)


This two day course will provide participants with an insight into how to set up and run a FDM/FDA (a.k.a. FOQA)Program, under the present ICAO/EU framework, and includes a "live demonstration" from one of the leading FDM software vendors.

The trainer will also show how FDM can be used to identify precursors to "Overruns and Runway Excursions"; one of the UK CAA's "Significant Seven".

Course Content

The course will provide a more detailed overview of the technical aspects of each of these topics as follows:

  • Module 01: Introduction to FDA/FOQA
  • Module 02: EU-OPS and ICAO regulatory frameworks
  • Module 03: The Principles and Process of a FDM Programme
  • Module 04: Selecting Targets-Events and Parameters
  • Module 05: Data retrieval and analysis tools
  • Module 06: Data validation and assessment
  • Module 07: Use of Statistics/Producing Reports
  • Module 08 Corrective Action
  • Module 09 Incident Investigation and Special Projects
  • Module 10: SMS and FDM/FDA
  • Module 11: Database management
  • Module 12: Feedback to the crews
  • Module 13: Legal Issues related to FDM/FDA
  • Module 14: Demonstration of FDM Software (subject to availability)
  • Module 15: Operational, Engineering and Financial Benefits of a FDM/FDA Programme
  • Module 16: Course Summary

Learning Objectives

After this course, participants should have a good knowledge of the requirements, process, practical usage and benefits of a FDM/FDA programme in line with the EU Regulations and ICAO SARPS.

Who should take this course

  1. National Aviation Authorities:
    Staff Members having duties and responsibilities in line with the scope of this course.
  2. International organisations:
    Operational and flight safety personnel
  3. Operators and Service Providers:
    Operator's operations and flight safety personnel; and also providers of relevant operational products or relevant services for operators.



  1. NAA personnel holding an OPS and/or Flight Safety Post
  2. Operators' operations and/or flight safety staff; and third party personnel with operations and flight safety experience.

NOTE: PLEASE BRING YOUR COMPUTER as some exercises will require the use of it. You also need to be able to use a USB stick


2 days, starting at 0900 on the first day and ending at approx. 17.00 on the last day.