The possibility of future aviation safety is, thus, much related with the understanding of the operational context and quality maintenance. This factor points to the increased role of data regarding operations and quality of the flights. It requires methods for detecting errors and capturing error contexts, as well as methods for reducing errors and mitigating their effects. This study therefore tries to look into;
As with any research project, determining the best methodology to gather data when conducting research is of paramount importance. Inevitably, any discussion of methodology involves a debate over the pros and cons of quantitative analysis versus qualitative analysis. Both types of analysis require data and facts and figures, which can be gathered either through primary sources or secondary sources. Since the nature of this study involves a broader analysis, therefore we'll have to take the help of secondary sources in good measure, for gathering most of the information. Some of the primary sources will be the interviews and opinions that we seek to solicit from the people involved in aviation sectors, some users and service providers.
In the maintenance of flight safety data Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) programs are of special mention. "FOQA programs use flight data collected during a carrier's normal line operations to reduce costs and enhance safety by identifying a variety of 'exceedances'- deviations of important flight parameters from normal operating ranges. FOQA programs typically use commercial Ground Data Replay and Analysis Systems (GDRASs) to detect specified deviations, generate plots, and create visualizations (Callantine, 2000)". This output is used by safety managers to assess deviations that otherwise would go unnoticed causing much risk to the safety of the flights. Based on these, the strategies that ensure safety measures are formulated. Thus, we can conclude that data on Flight Operations and Quality Assurance has a major role in the safety concerns of the flights. Let us also be aware that in this modern scenario, where flight journey or aviation transport has acquired great popularity, FOQA data can play the significant role in the safety measures.
What is the Flight Operations Quality Assurance data
Coined in 1993 by the Flight Safety Foundation, the term means "a program for obtaining and analyzing data recorded in flight to improve flight crew performance, air carrier training program and operating procedures, air traffic control procedures, airport maintenance & design, and aircraft operations & design (Wellington, 2004)". "FOQA programs provide more