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The Global Aviation Data Management (GADM) program is a data management platform which integrates multiple sources of operational data received from various channels. These include IATA-unique programs, which all feed into a common interlinked database structure as well as operational data such as weather, NOTAMs etc.

Techniques to improve aviation performance have moved beyond the analysis of isolated events to data-driven analyses of trends and the interactions within the entire air transport industry. The GADM program offers a comprehensive data-driven approach for advanced trend analysis, predictive risk mitigation and efficient maintenance cost management.

What’s the first question you hear when you raise an issue in an airline? Where is the data to support this? How is this affecting the rest of the industry? GADM offers the answers to these questions.

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Why join GADM?

GADM is a global amalgamation of safety, operations and maintenance cost databases, with IATA serving as a trusted custodian for the industry in securing this data. Being part of GADM presents many benefits and opportunities such as:

  • Allowing airlines to use benchmarking tools to compare their performance against global and regional trends for their safety and operations (FDX and IDX) as well as technical operations (MCX).
  • Helping organizations meet the IATA operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and IATA Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA) requirements).
  • Granting easy access to shared safety and operational data which highlights critical trends on a regional/global scale, as well as anticipated operational challenges at specific airports (IDX).
  • A central repository of aviation accident information, with easily extractible statistics based on many variables (ADX).

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Access to multiple sources of aviation data

Incident Data eXchange (IDX)

The Incident Data eXchange is a worldwide aggregated de-identified database of incident reports, including flight ops, cabin, ground and security occurrences. It offers a secure environment providing users to view aggregated data against standards that are benchmarked with other counterparts.

Flight Data eXchange (FDX)

The Flight Data eXchange provides members with a comparative overview to highlight areas of flight safety concern, with benchmarking available at a global, regional and airport levels. It allows participating airlines to identify commercial flight safety issues comparatively for standard aviation risk areas.

Aircraft Maintenance Cost data eXchange (MCX)

The Aircraft Maintenance Cost data eXchange provides the methodology and the tools to capture and monitor aircraft maintenance costs as well as support data-driven decisions in cases of new fleet introduction or expansion, “make vs. buy” assessments, year-over-year trends, etc.


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To apply, please contact or submit the GADM enrolment form (pdf).