There are many benefits to participating in an FDM program. A FDM program can help operators identify, quantify, assess and address operational risk.


  • Proactive Safety
    • To monitor for hidden or latent risks, identify hazards to the operation, and proactively act on them
    • To continuously monitor the risks and improve operational procedures and training
  • Collect feedback / lessons learned for continuous improvement and focused training
  • Help ensure regulatory compliance
  • Monitor effectiveness of training
  • Identify trends in procedural non-compliance and deviations from Standard Operating
  • Procedures (SOPs)
  • Monitor effectivity/validation of SOPs

Cost Savings

  • Potential to reduce insurance premiums
  • Help achieve more efficient, focused training
  • Help achieve more efficient and safer operations


  • Confirm aircraft exceedances based on defined maintenance parameters
  • Reduced maintenance troubleshooting time
  • Collect data to obtain a complete picture of the operation, trends and the condition of engines and systems

Reduced Potential Liability

  • Not having an FDM program, if equipped with an onboard data recorder, may result in increased liability in the case of an accident or incident. Failing to participate in these programs can be used as evidence that the operator is not participating in efforts to enhance its safety.
  • FDM is a cost of operations. It acts like an insurance policy and is much less expensive than the residual costs of an accident or incident.