Flight Conformance Manager (FCM)

Flight Conformance Manager (FCM)

FCM determines mission eligibility by assessing compliance across multiple external and internal requirement levels. Compliance is determined with multiple tiers of requirements before authorized flight. It is used during the flight planning process and in post-flight analysis to determine mission performance level.

If the selected aircraft, crew, and planned routes successfully meet the combined safety and missionsuccess risk thresholds, the flight is Authorized as Planned (or “Cleared as Filed”). It meets both regulatory and company success compliance metrics, as coordinated with federal, state, and local oversight bodies and specified company directives. If compliance is not met, FCM specifies the elements of the process driving the proposed mission out of compliance and encourages an iterative planning process that drives the planner toward success.


Benefits

  • ○ Various flight planning tasks are automated by formalizing (existing or proposed) regulations procedures, and requirements into logic models.
  • ○ Processes are simplified, and decision making is consistent, repeatable, and reproducible.
  • ○ Output decisions are repeatable and traceable through the system so operators have visibility on the elements driving safety risk or mission success likelihood. Changes can be made in the planned operation to ensure compliance with safety and mission risk tolerances.