FlightSafety International (Stand 1251) introduced this month FlightSmart, an integrated training tool developed with IBM, designed to increase training effectiveness through automated and objective training. The new approach, incorporating artificial intelligence and machine learning, evaluates a pilot’s ability to perform critical tasks and maneuvers during all phases of flight, then creates a customized “corrective action training path” to address any identified deficiencies.
“FlightSmart will set a new, higher standard for personalized, highly effective pilot training,” said FlightSafety president and CEO David Davenport, and will support a shift from qualitative- to evidence- and competency-based training.
The U.S. Air Force is launch customer for the new training tool, with the force’s Air Education and Training Command contracting for its implementation on 16 T-6A training devices, including initial and operational flight trainers.
FlightSmart gives instructors “a comprehensive understanding of a pilot’s strengths and weaknesses through access to real-time data, which objectively measures performance against highest-standard parameters,” according to the U.S. training and simulator provider. Providing training benefits for both new and experienced commercial and military pilots, FlightSmart will also be adapted for training maintainers, technicians, unmanned systems operators, and others, FlightSafety said.