Under a “collaborative arrangement” announced last week at the Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS) in Chicago, GE Aviation will provide flight operations quality assurance (FOQA) services to ArincDirect. The two companies will build data integrations between GE’s C-FOQA Centerline service and ArincDirect’s current flight support offerings, making FOQA data available to ArincDirect customers for flight planning.
A data analysis tool widely used in the airline industry, FOQA enables operators to better identify and eliminate potential safety hazards in flight operations. GE developed C-FOQA Centerline, designed specifically for business aviation operations, with the Flight Safety Foundation, BASS’s co-sponsor with NBAA.
In the agreement’s first phase, commencing this summer, the companies will implement beta access to safety analysis reports and other FOQA tools from GE through the same web portal, mobile, and desktop devices ArincDirect customers currently use. No rollout date for FOQA access has been set, ArincDirect told AIN. The companies anticipate that over a 10-year period they will collaborate on additional flight analytics services.
“It’s our aim to make advanced flight safety analysis techniques as widespread and ubiquitous in business aviation as they are in the airline environment,” said Ben Ivy, senior product director at GE Aviation.