Cape Air signs an agreement with Sagem Avionics for Flight Data Analysis Services for its ATR Fleet

May 28, 2010 Grand Prairie, TX

Sagem Avionics (Safran group) of Grand Prairie, Texas and Cape Air of Hyannis, Massachusetts, announced today that they have signed an agreement for FDA services. Beginning with the ATR fleet of aircraft, Sagem will support Cape Air's FOQA program by processing flight data recorded onboard the aircraft. Sagem will use the same software program that is used in the most successful FDM programs, the Analysis Ground Station (AGS), which includes "lessons learned" from FOQA pioneers. Such unprecedented level of service and expertise will ensure that Cape Air receives true, accurate and detailed information on potential risks that may be occurring in their fleet.

Cape Air will receive clear indications regarding flight safety issues, allowing for enhanced flight safety and efficiency. The Sagem Auxiliary Flight Data Acquisition Unit (AFDAU) will be utilized to collect data on standard PC cards. The data will be analyzed to detect unsafe and abnormal operations in order to achieve industry leading airline operations. The information provided will also be used to prove the effectiveness of pilot training programs.

"Sagem's experience and reputation on ATR aircraft combined with FOQA know-how made selecting the AGS an easy choice for us" said Tammie Irwin Cape Air Director, Safety & Compliance. "Sagem's commitment to the success of our program and ability to make the leap into FOQA as easy as possible, are key factors in our decision."

Sagem AGS is been the preeminent Flight Data Analysis Software package worldwide with over 300 users.

FDA: Flight Data Analysis

FOQA: Flight Operations Quality Assurance

FDM: Flight Data Monitoring


About Sagem Avionics, Inc.

Sagem Avionics, Inc. a company incorporated in the US 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.

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