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is delighted to announce that
Finnair has selected Aerobytes for
their future FDM / FOQA software requirements.
Finnair is part of the
One World group and monitors a fleet of 68 aircraft
including A340s, A320s, B757s, EMB170/190s and MD11s from
their main base in Helsinki.
Finnair has been conducting FDM / FOQA since 2003 and had previously used
AirFase for several years. After a trial, Finnair chose to
upgrade as the accuracy of Aerobytes analysis and ease of
use reduced their workload while improving the information
Aerobytes achieves excellent results by being able to assess
the quality of certain recorded values. By being able to
recognise poor quality data means that false events are very
Finnair A340 now monitored using Aerobytes' FDM
Ari Etelavuori, Head of Quality and
Safety Flight Operations, of
Finnair commented that "Aerobytes allows us to do proper
Flight Data Monitoring ( FDM )
with all the tools necessary in one place. Setting targets
for improvements and monitoring values is what it is all
about. We are now much more focussed on changing things
rather than tracking events"
One feature that Finnair liked and that is unique to
Aerobytes is the ability to drill down from statistical
points to the point in the flight data they came from
allowing for a much greater understanding of the issues.
Drill Down in more detail
'Drill Down' allows Aerobytes users to move from
statistics to flight data without intermediate steps. i)
Users draw a box around points on a statistical report to
list them, ii) select which flights to open (multiple
flights can be opened), iii) decide how much data to open.
(whole flight, take off, just events etc) The flight data
opens at that exact point in the flight where the event or
value on the statistical report came from.
Kevin Martin, Aerobytes Sales Manager explains "All crew
know they are not supposed to be fast on approach so
informing them this is the case will have limited
effectiveness. Being able to get to the event and then view
the data before lets you see the WHY. Acting on the
WHY leads to much greater improvements in safety
and economy. It also cuts down on the large amount of time
users of other systems can spend validating data never
knowing whether it will be viewed again. Most of it isn't"
(This example is not Finnair flight data)
Typical statistical report - draw a box around
one or several bars to list the events, see below.
Select a flight to view, multiple flights can be
The flight data opens at the exact point the event occurred.
In this instance "High Speed below 1,000ft" shows a speed
relative to Vref of +54 knots at 895 ft. To find out why
users can go back through the data.
For more information or a demonstration contact:
Main Office +44 (0) 1483 273767
Support +44 (0)7970 939633 / +44 (0)7710 626635
Sales +44 (0)7815 634055
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