Duncan Aviation and KGB Aviation Solutions have teamed to provide a new data analysis service that ensures flight data recorders (FDRs) and cockpit voice recorders (CVRs) meet recording requirements. Under the partnership, Duncan will use KGB’s Data Acquisition Retrieval Tool (Dart) that downloads data from most FDRs, analyzes it, and provides a comprehensive report of the anomalies found.
Based on the results of the analysis, Duncan Aviation’s technicians are able to help troubleshoot and fix anomalies cited in the report. The reports provide insight into the integrity of the FDR and CVR systems’ recording abilities, and data is presented in accordance with whatever rules the customer is flying under, including FAR Part 91 or 135, Canada’s CAR 625, EASA, and ICAO.
“Flight data and the integrity of that data is the next significant advancement in business aviation,” said Duncan manager of satellite operations Matt Nelson. “Beyond complying with various regulations and requirements from safety management systems, insurance carriers and OEM programs will require that the data from on-board systems have the highest level of integrity."
Duncan Aviation is offering the download and data analysis services at its facilities in Battle Creek, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Provo, Utah, as well as most of its 27 satellite avionics shops in the U.S.