National General Aviation Flight Information Database (NGAFID)

Despite many safety efforts, General Aviation (GA) accident rates in the United States remain high. The National General Aviation Flight Information Database (NGAFID) is being developed as a neutral mechanism to collect, archive, analyze, and disseminate de-identified flight data to participants and aviation safety researchers. Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS) is working to expand and improve the NGAFID to make it easier to submit data, cover a wider range of aircraft, and to identify trends in safety performance across the US GA fleet. The objectives are to develop recommended exceedances for existing NGAFID aircraft and selected aircraft in the PEGASAS fleet, develop a safety performance tool, expand the NGAFID database to PEGASAS flight schools, and expand the NGAFID database to other flight organizations. The following is expected benefits if objectives are reached: The NGAFID system will provide a secure, web-accessible database and analytical toolkit; Participating operators will be able to conduct safety and operational quality analysis of their flight data records; Analytical capabilities will include well-established methods in flight data monitoring (FDM) practice as well as novel data analysis approaches; The system will also allow participating operators to analyze aggregate safety performance.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405
  • Project Managers:

    Vu, Michael

  • Performing Organizations:

    Ohio State University, Integrated Systems Engineering

    210 Baker Systems Building
    1971 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43210

    Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Aerospace Engineering

    270 Ferst Drive
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30332

    Purdue University

    701 West Stadium Avenue
    Armstrong Hall of Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-2045
  • Principal Investigators:

    Smith, Phillip

    Mavris, Dimitri

    Marais, Karen

  • Start Date: 20140205
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: PEGASAS Project 5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01587302
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability
  • Contract Numbers: 12-C-GA-PU-008,024,025,035,044, 12-C-GA-GIT-004,006,007,009,011, 12-C-GA-OSU-004,012,013,021,026, 12-C-GA-PU-055, 12-C-GA-OSU-039, 12-C-GA-GIT-018
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 12 2016 9:02AM