Flight Data Monitoring Demonstration Project : Phase 3

This report covers the final phase of a three-phase flight data monitoring (FDM) demonstration project jointly undertaken by WestJet and the Transportation Development Centre of Transport Canada. The project objectives were to enhance the safety and efficiency of flight operations at WestJet and throughout the national air transportation system through implementation of an FDM program at the airline and through joint promotion of FDM programs with other Canadian carriers. The project ran from March 2002 to June 2004. During this period, WestJet developed and implemented its FDM plan, policies, and procedures. Data analysis and flight animation software were selected and installed on a secure network set up for the FDM program. An Event Review Team was established and WestJet flight data analysis trials in May 2003. Full-scale FDM operations commenced in January 2004. This Phase 3 report describes the final phases of FDM implementation as well as certain aspects of regular FDM operations. Topics covered include a description of WestJet’s flight animation system, an event set review, FDM communication plan developments, Gatekeeper training and activities, system upgrades, and future applications. Phase 1 and 2 reports are included as appendices.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 52p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01000321
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TP 14271E
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 2005 2:17PM