The NGAFID is part of Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS), a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funded, joint government-industry, collaborative information sharing program to proactively analyze broad and extensive data sources towards the advancement of safety initiatives and the discovery of vulnerabilities in the National Airspace System (NAS). The primary objective of ASIAS is to provide a national resource for use in discovering common, systemic safety problems that span multiple operators, fleets, and regions of the airspace. Safety information discovered through ASIAS activities is used across the aviation industry to drive improvements and support a variety of safety initiatives. The NGAFID was originally conceived to bring voluntary Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) capabilities to General Aviation, but has now expanded to include the broader aviation community.
While sharing flight data is voluntary, there are many reasons pilots and operators should consider participating.What is digital Flight Data Monitoring?
FDM is the recording of flight‐related information. Analysis of FDM data can help pilots, instructors, or operator groups improve performance and safety.Why should I participate with ASIAS and NGAFID?
You can participate in two ways. (1) Data can come from either your on-board avionics (for example, a G1000 or data recorder) or (2) using a newly developed mobile app — on your smart phone or tablet.To sign up for an NGAFID account click here or download the GAARD (GA Recording Device) App for IOS and Android below: