Flight Data Analytics releases Q2 announcements and product updates

Boeing's Flight Data Analytics offers operators a suite of advanced solutions to gain greater insight into their business and the ability to leverage powerful tools to enhance performance.

Explore our most recent product updates:

- The FOQA team goes to Munich

- FOQA/FDM 2.2

- Insight Accelerator and the predictive maintenance ecosystem

- Dashboard Editor: Enhanced functionality

The FOQA team goes to Munich


At the end of March, the Flight Operations Quality Assurance / Flight Data Monitoring (FOQA/FDM) team dusted off their passports and flew to Munich where they had been invited to speak at Aerospace Tech Week (ATW). It was a great opportunity to gather with airlines to provide an overview of the FOQA/FDM solution.

Spanning two days, ATW provided attendees with the opportunity to join presentations, interact with product experts and view product demos. The FOQA/FDM team presented to an audience of airline tech and flight ops personnel, demonstrating the core FOQA/FDM functionality along with the advanced safety analytics module that complements both Boeing and third-party FOQA solutions.

Contextual Data for Advanced Analysis: Flight Planning Data: Flight plans, load sheets, and flight following schedule; Crew Data: Crew scheduling information including equipment changes and pilot fatigue; Weather Data: METAR information including weather, wind, cloud level, icing, and temperature; Maintenance Data: Information from AMOS, ISDP, and airline shop records or other internal sources; Full Flight Data: Quick Access Recorder (QAR) and Continuous Parameter Logging (CPL); Airport Data: Airport information, including runway status, friction, congestion, and de-icing

Specifically, the team was able to demonstrate how the Boeing FOQA/FDM solution builds on traditional FOQA/FDM solutions by incorporating additional contextual data sources. This includes flight and tech ops data, as well as external information like weather and airport conditions (see image above). These unlimited data sources provide a greater understanding around flight events, including long landings, go-around phase, energy state and unstable approach, taxi risk, and hard landings - helping customers identify and effectively mitigate contributing factors of adverse events (see image below).

Example Focus Areas: Long Landings; Go-Around Phase; Energy State and Unstable Approach; Hard Landings; GPWS / TCAS / Windshear Warning; Tail Strike

The FOQA/FDA team had many opportunities at the event to connect with existing and potential customers, learn about operational pain points across different airlines and showcase how flight data analytics helps to solve the aviation challenges of today and tomorrow. We look forward to the next opportunity to connect in person and share how FOQA/FDM and advanced analytics can help your operations!

For more information, please visit the FOQA/FDM webpage or contact your Boeing Service Manager.



FOQA/FDM 2.2 is live! For all FOQA/FDM customers, the latest software update includes a number of enhancements, including new features, notifications, and added functionality.

Highlights from the 2.2 release include:

  • The ability to configure email notifications for specific events / severity levels
  • Flight and Event List enhancements to allow for more information and customized display.
  • The ability to export up to 10,000 events from the Event List
  • Bulk actions for tag and status updates
  • Performance improvements
  • Additional flight information available In-Flight Overview and Parameter Analysis banners

To learn more about these updates, contact your Boeing Service Manager.

Insight Accelerator and the predictive maintenance ecosystem

Boeing Flight Data Analytics – Insight Accelerator (IA) plays a key role in predictive maintenance, providing airlines with the ability to quickly identify indicators of part degradation and malfunction. Equipped with this insight, airlines can take proactive measures and schedule maintenance at the optimum time to avoid unplanned maintenance, costly disruption to flight schedules and negative customer experiences.

In late March, the IA team joined their FOQA/FDM colleagues and traveled to Munich where they were invited to present an overview of the solution, and meet with airline representatives from around the world at Aerospace Tech Week. During their presentation, Steve McFeely, Managing Director, Maintenance & MRO Digital Solutions, Boeing Global Services, introduced IA’s role within Boeing’s predictive maintenance ecosystem, covering key capabilities and providing real-world examples of how airlines can leverage the solution to reduce risk, achieve cost savings, and increase operational efficiency.

The audience also learned how IA employs augmented analytics to make advanced technologies, like machine learning and AI, accessible to both expert and citizen data scientists, bringing big data and actionable insights within reach. For operators already using IA, this means that analysis projects that used to require months of effort can now be accomplished in a few days – and with greater quality. In fact, prognostics resulting in up to 90% precision and recall have been recognized, translating in some examples to reductions in inspection costs of over 80%.

If you would like to learn how your operation could benefit from IA’s tailored prognostic creation and alerting for predictive maintenance, visit our webpage or contact your Boeing sales representative today.

Dashboard Editor: Enhanced functionality

Dashboard Editor (DE) is used across the Boeing Flight Data Analytics (FDA) platform and provides airline users with the ability to create custom dashboards and charts for tailored reporting. DE enables users to apply modeling, triggers, filters, and visualization options to parameters, and includes new calculated values to customize analysis.

FDA customers leverage DE to extract and communicate powerful insights that is meaningful and efficient for their unique operating environment – and new features and updates are available on a regular basis. Most recently, the DE team has incorporated tools supporting the following features:

  • Datasets join: Users can analyze data from two or more datasets together in one widget by joining datasets
  • Datasets from mapped sources: Secondary data sources (like crew rosters, airport data, load sheets) can be available as datasets in DE
  • Geo widget: Users can now plot events with latitude/longitude information on a map widget for better visualization.
  • Customized reports: Users can select specific widgets and corresponding descriptions to be included in generated reports.
  • Advanced mathematical calculations: Users can perform percentage, Z-score and P-value math calculations on datasets for specific analyses.
  • New chart options: Threshold Lines, Linear Trend Lines, and Top N Values Selection.

To learn how your airline can leverage Dashboard Editor to make more informed decisions and maximize operational efficiency, visit the FDA webpage today.

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