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Flight Data eXchange (FDX)

Flight Data eXchange (FDX) is an aggregated de-identified database of FDA/ FOQA type events that allows to identify commercial flight safety issues for a wide variety of safety topics. It covers many types of aircraft, across a global database. With FDS, flight operations and safety departments can proactively identify safety hazards.

With data from more than 100 airports, which makes up about 500 runways, operators are able to accomplish over 50 different types of runway specific safety analysis and hazard identification utilizing industry data, fine tuning their own operations to minimize risk.

Currently, more than a dozen different events are displayed by location including Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS/ TAWS) locations, Traffic Collision and Avoidance System (TCAS) events, Windshear warnings, Unstable approaches, Go-arounds, and high tailwind landing events.

How FDX works

  • Flight recorder data is supplied to IATA by participating airlines
  • Specialist software is used to de-identify the data which is processed against a pre-defined list of safety events
  • De-identified resulting data is displayed in the GADM-FDX website which has built in reporting tools

Benefits for the participants

  • Identify safety risks using aggregated de-identified FDA- FOQA results
  • Compare global statistics to your own airlines
  • Identify risks at new destinations for your airline
  • Receive IATA reports on specific topics

Main features

  • New results populated daily
  • View flight data event statistics covering over 50 different aircraft safety measures
  • Use Google Maps to understand where events occur by phase of flight, geographic location and airport
  • Query the database yourself using simple selection tools

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

If you are interested in joining the program, please fill the FDX participation form (doc) and send it to  fdx@iata.org

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