LAS VEGAS. ForeFlight, a Boeing company, Koch Capabilities and Textron Aviation Inc. announced today that Koch will adopt ForeFlight’s Flight Data Analysis (FDA) solution for their Atlanta-based fleet of Cessna Citation Latitudes, giving Koch new insight into fleet-wide safety and the ability to expose trends before they lead to incidents. The aircraft comes standard with Textron Aviation’s proprietary LinxUs data reporting ecosystem, which enables automated data transfer to support ForeFlight FDA and other providers of flight operational quality assurance (FOQA) and flight data monitoring (FDM) systems.
ForeFlight’s Flight Data Analysis, formerly known as CloudAhoy P-FOQA, brings the power of automated FDM and incident reporting to operators in business and general aviation. Operators can extract fleet-wide insights from available data sources, which FDA displays on an interactive dashboard providing a comprehensive view of operational trends and adherence to critical safety standards and standard operating procedures. In addition, Flight Data Analysis emails pilots with a summary and detailed analysis after every flight, complete with a total Flight Score out of 100. Safety officers and program managers are only notified by email when a safety event is detected.
“As we assessed all our options for a FOQA provider, Flight Data Analysis stood out because of its streamlined user interface for administrators. Combining it with LinxUs from Textron Aviation makes its integration into our organization seamless,” said AJ Wilmoth, CAM, Koch’s Assistant Chief Pilot.
Textron Aviation’s LinxUs data reporting system facilitates the transfer of flight data in two ways: inflight through the Iridium satellite network and on the ground through Wi-Fi. For Cessna Citation jets without the required hardware, the cellular-capable LinxUs Legacy unit is available for aftermarket installations through Textron Aviation’s service network.
In addition to adopting Flight Data Analysis, Koch pilots already use ForeFlight Mobile, the industry’s leading mobile flight deck application, with Jeppesen charts.
“We are delighted to be working with Koch Capabilities,” said Tim Schuetze, CEO of ForeFlight. “Koch has a rich history in business aviation going back 75 years. Combining Flight Data Analysis with Textron’s LinxUs data reporting system gives safety-conscious organizations like Koch unparalleled insights into their operation. We also look forward to continuing to work with Textron to deliver safety-enhancing tools to pilots and flight departments.”