GE Partnership Helps ERAU's Flight Analytics, Safety Ed

 - May 18, 2020, 12:32 PM

After working more than a year to identify a flight data monitoring tool for its use, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) has partnered with GE Aviation and selected its flight operations quality assurance (FOQA) program powered by GE’s Event Measurement System. In addition to giving ERAU students and faculty access to a flight data analytics platform, the platform offers additional applied learning and research opportunities.

“Embry-Riddle intends to use the software on all campuses in our aviation safety education courses and programs, and to improve operational efficiency for flight and fleet maintenance in our flight departments,” said Dr. Alan Stolzer, dean of the College of Aviation on Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach, Florida campus. “This software, in particular, gives us a huge competitive advantage over other flight and educational programs.”

GE’s FOQA platform gives students hands-on experience with a flight data analysis program that delivers data visualization with animation, allowing students to see trends and detect precursors to incidents or accidents, Embry-Riddle officials said, making them highly competitive for positions in the safety programs of major airlines. Stolzer added that the platform will also give the university “myriad opportunities for research in data analytics, fuel consumption modeling, and other areas.”