Optimizing the Event Set for Collegiate Aviation FOQA Programs

This article reports on a study that examines the unique requirements of a Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) in the university flight-training environment. The FOQA allows aviation operations and safety managers to objectively monitor how their aircraft are being operated. This data can then be translated into informed decisions to improve the safety and efficiency of the overall operation. The author notes that the FOQA has not been utilized in general aviation as much as in commercial aviation, even though the vast majority of flight operations occur in general aviation. The author uses a Delphi study and direct observation to gather data from a group of subject matter experts on both FOQA and general aviation flight instruction. The author concludes that the use of recorded flight data during student debriefings (after a training flight) would be useful, but this aspect needs additional research with regards to getting the data from the flight recorder and how to incorporate this kind of debriefing into the flight-training syllabus. Overall, the study found that the use of FOQA programs would be a promising method to reducing the training time and resources required in collegiate flight training.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 122-137
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01531967
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2014 7:15PM