Wayfarer Aviation Inc. and Sagem Avionics Establish a C-FOQA Program
Orlando, FL – October 20, 2009: Sagem Avionics (Safran group) of Grand Prairie, Texas and Wayfarer Aviation, Inc. of Rye Brook, New York, announced today at the 62nd NBAA annual convention that they are combining efforts to establish an industry leading Corporate Flight Operational Quality Assurance (C-FOQA) program, based on the Sagem AGS Software package and FDM Suite (Flight Data Management).
C-FOQA provides information about flight safety issues, allowing operators to enhance flight safety and efficiency. By collecting and analyzing recorded flight data, unsafe and abnormal operations can be detected and addressed, helping an operator to achieve industry leading practice. It also provides critical information to improve the efficiency of pilot training programs. The outcome is more effective Flight Safety management and specialized training.
"As one of the first operators to include elements of Safety Management System (SMS), Wayfarer is leading the industry with yet another Flight Safety initiative by offering C-FOQA to our clients," said Bill Koch, CEO of Wayfarer Aviation. "The addition of C-FOQA to our safety operations is greatly beneficial to our owners, crewmembers and industry."
Sagem Avionics and Wayfarer intend to push the limits of traditional FOQA programs to bring true risk reduction to corporate aviation. Sagem has been the worldwide FOQA tool of choice for airline operations and is in use at the first FAA part 135 approved FOQA program. Sagem was chosen by Wayfarer for their experience and ability to customize existing FOQA software tools to fit corporate aircraft operators whose needs are different than traditional airlines.
"Sagem's software is flexible and easy to use, which will allow us to monitor events that are important to safety and operations for Wayfarer", said Sheryle Milligan, Vice President Safety, Security & Regulatory Compliance. "Security is critical to us and to our owners, and Sagem provides the best FOQA data security on the market today."
Celebrating its 18th year, the Sagem AGS has been the preeminent Flight Data Analysis Software package worldwide with over 300 users and a culmination of 50 years of experience in manufacturing flight data recorders.
About Wayfarer Aviation, Inc.
Wayfarer Aviation, Inc. offers a broad, nationwide suite of services including worldwide aircraft charter and turnkey aircraft management. Corporate Headquarters are located in Rye Brook, New York, with offices in San Francisco, Van Nuys, St. Louis and Fort Lauderdale with Principal Base Operations in Weymouth, MA. Wayfarer provides a complete aircraft operations and asset management solution for aircraft owners with the highest standards of safety, technical excellence, personalized solutions and impeccable service – backed by a Platinum rating by ARG/US and sound operational platform containing protocols of a Safety Management System (SMS). Wayfarer is also an active member of the Federal Aviation Administration's Focus Group for Safety Management Systems, NATA, Air Charter Safety Foundation and Flight Safety Foundation.
For more information, visit www.wayfareraviationinc.com.
About Sagem Avionics, Inc.
Sagem Avionics Inc. a Delaware incorporated company with Headquarters in Dallas, Texas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sagem, a Safran group company. Sagem Avionics, Inc. provides high quality avionics products and services to Part 23, 25, 27, and 29 aircraft and helicopters. These include technical support, MRO services, and marketing and sales of Sfim, Arnav, Aviac and Sagem commercial aerospace products including integrated cockpit display systems, helicopter autopilot systems, flight control components, aircraft condition and monitoring systems, and flight operations quality assurance software.
For further information: www.sagemavionics.com
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