More aircraft today are lost due to mishaps than are lost in combat. Between 70-80%
of the losses are attributable to preventable human error – which is often difficult
to predict and typically unintentional. In response to this and in the
face of escalating mishap costs, SECDEF set a goal of reducing mishaps by 50% by
FY05 and expanded the goal in the Navy Safety Campaign Plan of 2005-2006 to 75%
Memorandums were issued by OSD
and SECNAV to begin
a Military Flight Operations Quality Assurance (MFOQA) Process Implementation as
part of achieving the stated safety goals.
MFOQA provides a knowledge management process that analyzes flight data to identify
human error and impending material failure before they lead to mishaps. To
accomplish this, MFOQA will perform:
- Post Mission Aircrew Debrief (PMAD) for flight visualization and aircrew debrief;
- Aircraft Maintenance & Troubleshooting System (AMATS) for analysis and material
- Flight Data Analysis (FDA) for monitoring the safe and efficient operation of aircraft.
To learn more about MFOQA, please view the presentation posted below: