Flight Data eXchange (FDX) is one of Global Aviation Data Management Programs encompassing an aggregated de-identified database of flight data.

The purpose of the FDX program is to provide members with a comparative overview to highlight areas of flight safety concern, with benchmarking available at a global, regional and airport level. It allows participating airlines to identify commercial flight safety issues comparatively for standard aviation risk areas.

Airlines can then benchmark their performance against the aggregate of other operators with similar/same aircraft types and among their own, or other regions.

How does FDX work

The raw flight data is collected from participants and processed against a pre-defined event set. These results are then merged and consolidated into a single de-identified database, allowing airlines to query data and benchmark against industry performance.

Why FDX?

Need for growth – a growing number of FDX participants emphasize the importance of meeting the increasing needs of participants and internal stakeholders. The purpose of these changes is to provide data that is valuable to the participants and useful in mitigating safety risks.

The platform allows the participant to filter data based on quarterly, yearly and monthly date range selections, phases of flight, FIR boundaries, region and airport, while allowing the comparison of data based on aircraft categories, airports etc.

What else does FDX offer?

  • Global aggregate de-identified program using recorded flight data to help airlines identify safety trends.
  • Presents data in key safety performance indicators.
  • Allows the airline to look at data beyond their limited airline datasets.
  • Airlines can use benchmarking tools to compare safety performance and issues against global and regional safety trends.
  • Allows airlines to query information and compare performance using a web-based platform.
    Partners with airlines to provide in-depth analyses when required.

For more information, please consult the FDX Frequently asked questions (pdf), or contact fdx@iata.org