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EASA establishes flight data analysis capability with Flightscape Insight Product Line

March 10, 2008, Ottawa - Flightscape (Ottawa) has announced that EASA based in Cologne, Germany has established a technical capability to analyse and animate flight data using the Flightscape Insight product line.


March 10, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

March 10, 2008, Ottawa – Flightscape
(Ottawa) is pleased to announce that the European Aviation Safety
Agency (EASA) based in Cologne, Germany has established a technical
capability to analyse and animate flight data using the Flightscape
Insight product line. EASA is an agency of the European Union which has
been given specific regulatory and executive tasks in the field of
aviation safety. Its establishment is key to the European Union’s
strategy to maintain a high uniform level of aviation safety in Europe
and beyond. The Agency’s responsibilities include:

• Expert advice to the EU for drafting new legislation;
• implementing and monitoring safety rules, including inspections in the Member States;
• type-certification of aircraft and components as well as approval of
organisations involved in their design, manufacture and maintenance;
• safety analysis and research.

Given that modern aircraft are data rich and to meet the above
objectives, EASA felt it was important to establish in-house expertise
and capability in the increasingly critical field of flight data
analysis. The Flightscape system was selected through an international
tender process and was considered to be the most capable and industry
accepted system worldwide.

Flightscape , part of CAE’s training solutions group, offers flight
safety expertise in flight data analysis and flight sciences.
Flightscape develops software tools that enable the effective study and
understanding of recorded flight data to improve safety, maintenance
and flight operations. Flightscape software powers IATA's web-based
Flight Data Analysis Service to provide Flight Data Monitoring and
Flight Operations Quality Assurance as an out-source service to
airlines who do not wish to invest in the infrastructure of an in-house
program. Flightscape develops flight recorder laboratories including
complete turnkey systems. Flightscape's mission is to improve safety on
an international basis by having the operator, investigative and
aircraft manufacturer communities collaborate on flight data analysis
issues with a common suite of continually advancing tools.