Appareo EnVision is a web-based application that allows fleet operators to access past and current flight data, generate detailed reports, and trend the safety improvements in their operations.
Prior to this release, the software only accepted flight data captured by Appareo’s Vision 1000 cockpit recorder. With this architectural rewrite, the app can now accept flight data from other devices, including other Appareo flight data recorders and third-party sources.
David Batcheller, President and CEO of Appareo, said: “While many flight analysis applications require significant technical capability to operate with effectiveness, EnVision was built with a focus on ease of use.”
FDM programs have proven effective in improving safety and decreasing the occurrence of incidents or accidents, when the program follows the following practices: identify deviations, implement corrective actions, and measure results.
Appareo CEO David Batcheller shares his own personal experience with normalization of deviance: “I moved into a new neighborhood which had a stop sign near my house. For months, I didn’t see another car when I came to the stop sign every day. After a while, I started to roll through the stop, then coast through the stop, and eventually I forgot the stop sign was there entirely.
“Flash forward to harvest season when I discovered that the intersection became very busy, and I was nearly broadsided by a truck as I ignored the stop sign. Fortunately, that was a near miss, but that incident could have been fatal. It’s the kind of thing that routinely happens in all walks of life, flight operations included.
“Flight Data Monitoring and Flight Operations Quality Assurance programs should be thought of as the kindly local sheriff in the rearview mirror who is ready to provide a reminder that rules are important when our more fallible human inclinations take over.”