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Digital Flight Data Systems

DFDS provides a comprehensive digital Flight Data monitoring/recording system for fixed and rotary wing aircraft:

  • Records 80-170 key flight and engine parameters
  • Data is permanently saved to flash disk
  • Always on, so there's a record of every flight
  • Subject to insurance approval, aircraft may qualify for reduced insurance rates

DFDS is an all-Digital Flight Data System for GA aircraft  (click to see parameters). The system is designed to:

  • Collect critical performance data from the aircraft
  • Meet the environmental requirements of DO-160F
  • Record engine and flight data at rates consistent with FAA requirements
  • Generate Flight Visualization track files for playback of every flight using GoogleEarth Pro
  • Work closely with the GA-FDM analysis suite and services

The system also provides Ethernet access to all data, without removing anything from the aircraft.  WiFi or Broadband (approved for installation under STC) provides high-speed internet access to and from the DFDS unit.

On the ground, the system contains Ethernet and a built-in web server, so you can use a laptop or PC to browse through recent flights and examine engine data. Data can be:

  • Displayed graphically using any standard web browser with Flash
  • Downloaded in text format for incorporation into your own documents or logs
  • Retrieved using a USB Flash memory device (aka thumb drive) for archiving
  • Graphs can be printed, for inclusion in maintenance or pilot logs
  • Data can be automatically uploaded dto GA-FDM database, for analysis, playback, simulation, graphs, and more