General Questions

The FlightProfiler™ mathematical "look-around-the-corner" technology allows for statistical confidence of qualitative & direct data and then graphs the operational consequences, which shows:

  • When & where mission risk increases
  • What combination of factors is causing the risk
  • How close (or far) the mission is to optimal (or minimum) conditions

A graphical interface allows multiple people to collaborate and communicate on mission planning and risks & decisions. Inclusive team-based connectivity enables:

  • Analytical situation evaluation by teams (even if team members are separated geographically or by time zone)
  • Comparing the impact & outcome of different decisions
  • Instantaneous identification of how choices affect mission safety
  • This is the only technology that takes many distinct points of data and compares their interactive effect on mission safety.
  • It aids those who are involved in making mission safety decisions by providing mission level ("cycle") scrutiny. It interprets a flight plan and reconstructs a two-dimensional trip-specific mission assessment.
  • The technology delivers answers in a simple, visual format (instead of spending time comparing data, the user only needs to look at colored circles or lines on a graph).
This technology provides risk transparency into the mission under scrutiny. It provides confidence (in that a good decision is being made) and objectiveness (in that a disinterested, independent source has performed an analysis of the mission). This can then be utilized in many ways, not the least of which is as a check-and-balance with the flight crew to further ensure the safety of the mission. Most flight crews feel they do a good job of synthesizing the large amounts of data that come with every mission. The truth is that pilots (as people) are good at a lot of things, but this is not always one of them; and the consequence is that many decisions come down to gut feel. Computers are better than people at analyzing large amounts of data – which is not to say that they can replace people. Rather, they provide rigorous, repeatable analysis that is never influenced by gut feel, emotion, ego or pressure – and that can be used to drive better decisions. When this rigor is added to AMC ORM it forces risk transparency. This is good. This will save lives.
The technology is capable of calculating a discreet answer (such as, this mission is 17% risky), but the technology’s value and real accuracy is in how it calculates a multivariate answer (such as; a combination of factors X, Y & Z are leading this flight towards a higher level of risk and therefore you may want to look into changing A, B or C). It is very important to note that this technology can not predict the future. A perfectly routine mission can be eventful and an inherently unsafe flight can be uneventful. This service attempts to quantify and visually illustrate mission risk. Its results should always be challenged, it should never be used alone and it must be subordinate to AMC and flight crew decisions.