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Dassault selects CAE/RUAG Aviation for data monitoring

Oct. 12, 2011, Las Vegas, Nv. - CAE and RUAG today announced at the National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) annual convention that the CAE Flightscape and RUAG Aviation partnership has been selected by Dassault Falcon as the preferred Dassault authorized provider of Flight Data Monitoring Services (FDM) for all new production and in-service Falcon aircraft.

October 12, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

"This new Flight Data Monitoring service further demonstrates Dassault's clear commitment to safety and service, beyond design and manufacturing. This service will enhance safety and provide regulatory compliance where required," said Jacques Chauvet, Senior Vice President Customer Service for Dassault Aviation. "Flight data monitoring and analysis should be a major component of an Accident Prevention Program and Corporate Flight Operational Quality Assurance (C-FOQA)."

The FDM service can enhance safety by helping Falcon operators proactively detect, assess and manage potential issues in their flight operations, as well as comply with certain regulatory requirements. The CAE Flightscape-RUAG FDM service provides objective monitoring and analysis of flight operations, abnormal event detection plus powerful flight debrief tools including 3D animations.

FDM can help operators highlight non-standard events, identify operational risks, evaluate how to tailor training programs based on specific operating environments, and also determine where flight operations can be optimized. Participating Dassault Falcon operators may also benchmark their flight operations against other operators in a secure, confidential manner. Events are professionally validated in strict confidence by a team of flight data experts and experienced pilots.

Operators of in-service aircraft fitted with a Quick Access Recorder (QAR) or Flight Data Recorder (FDR) may access the service directly through CAE Flightscape and RUAG.


The turnkey Dassault Falcon FDM Service can be accessed wherever an operator has an internet connection. Together, CAE and RUAG will provide 24/7 worldwide service coverage. CAE Flightscape and RUAG Aviation have partnered to provide FDM for business aircraft operators. CAE Flightscape and RUAG are the two leading providers of FDM software and services for airlines, business aircraft and civil helicopter operators, governments and militaries.


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