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Flight Data Analyst

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Job Purpose:

Reed Integration, Inc., an innovative small business offering technical, management, and training solutions, has an immediate need for an experienced Flight Data Analyst to support a federal government client.

Work Location: Elizabeth City, NC

Candidates must be US citizen.  Employment is contingent upon ability to successfully pass a detailed background check and be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance

Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 36 months of flight crew experience and working knowledge of avionics and aircraft systems supporting complex government programs.  Flight Data Analyst duties include, but are not limited to:

·         Analysis Support: The contractor shall perform safety and/or engineering analyses of USCG aircraft flight data for use by Air Station Engineering, Maintenance, Safety Offices, and ALC SEHO. These analyses are utilized to determine the causal factors of an event and will be performed IAW COMDINST M5100.47 (series), M3710.1 (series) and USCG Aircraft Flight User’s Process Guide

·         Extract flight data and perform the necessary decompression to convert the data to a generic media using USCG MPC, software manufacturers’ operational manuals and local process and user guides.

·         Validate and disseminate flight data in various formats, including spreadsheets, graphs and animations.

·         Formulate comprehensive flight data analysis reports and memorandums for use by the Air Station Safety and Engineering Offices, ALC, and USCG Headquarters.

·         Assist the Program Manager with preparation of other reports in direct support of flight data use.

·         Validate flight recorder data and verify the accuracy of onboard systems using USCG documentation (user guides, MPCs, and OEM manuals) and comply with applicable signoffs of MPCs and in USCG Electronic Asset Logbooks.

·         Develop, modify, and validate accident/event sets for each airframe type to ensure the validity of the flight recorder data during mishaps and engineering events as directed by the Program Manager and/or CG-1131. Event sets are asset of parameters used to identity a particular incident, exceedance or event. Each mishap or engineering event set will be requested by the Air Station, ALC or USCG Headquarters and the Contractor shall aid in choosing the applicable parameters.

·         Serve as a limited technical advisor in the area of aircraft flight data analysis through familiarity with the analysis software currently in use in the SEHO and ALC.

·         Provide input, when requested, to the USCG mishap analysis boards on matters pertaining to aircraft, in reference to VFDR systems, to applicable technical personnel; deliver presentation for assigned projects, develop and maintain Measures of Performance (MOP); analyze MOPSs for trends, which may lead to process improvements and policy development or change. Also assist in the development and implementation of the FDA program.

·         Perform regularly scheduled download and analysis of FDR system data and decompress data for use in analysis software. Data will be downloaded directly from the aircraft as well as from servers on the USCG network.

·         Assist with the development of requirements for hardware and software to successfully recover data for future fleet wide FDA initiatives.

·         Assist in the evaluation, development, and implementation of requirements for internal computer network solutions to ensure optimum system efficiency.

·         Assist ALC Information Systems Division (ISD) with the implementation, support, maintenance, and operations of the FDA Program, servers and File Transfer Protocol website.

·         Maintain and ensure that the FDR archive is organized in a logical system for location and retrieval for eventual trending usage.

·         Maintain a spreadsheet detailing the pertinent factors for each FDR download and analysis and provide a monthly report demonstrating the usage rate, duration of time spent performing analysis and scope analysis.

·         Assist Flight Data Program Manager as necessary in the procurement of VFDR/FDA software or supportive systems for FDA and ASAP programs.

·         Monitor external military and civilian markets for introduction of new tools and knowledge (software, hardware, policies) for models, equipment and best practices with potential USCG applicability in relation to aviation mishaps an FDA using FDR data.

·         Travel on an as needed basis to support USCG fleet data program requirements.



·         36 months of flight crew experience

·         Working knowledge of avionics and aircraft systems

·         Prior aircrew with avionics experience on USCG aircraft is desired

·         Flight safety background is highly desired

·         Knowledge of rotary and/or fixed wing aircraft system functions and performance characteristics associated with engine parameters, flight controls, communications, pitot/static systems, navigation and global positioning systems.

·         Knowledge of rotary and/or fixed wing aircraft aerodynamics, flight maneuver characteristics and major components associated with each aircraft.

·         Knowledge of utilizing flight data extraction, decompression, analysis, and animation software similar to USCG VFDR systems (L-3 ROSE, Honeywell, ADRAS-32, GE WNDRT, WNVOICE and IGS, Insight Suite, Teledyne TDRSII)

·         Ability to utilize flight data to identify aircraft discrepancies and assist air station personnel in locating the associated faults.

·         Ability to organize large volumes of complex flight data information and display the information in logical formats, which demonstrate inter-relationships.

·         Identify recurring events and locate and common/recurring practices that contribute to the event.

·         Training in the use of Insight/FAS software through OEM’s five (5) day course or equivalent level of training within six (6) months of hire. This training will be incurred by the contractor.

·         Ability to create, modify, and interpret FDA aircraft event sets.

·         Physical requirements include the use of ladders (on aircraft) in hot and cold environments in order to access all USCG aircraft voice and flight data recorders and data storage units without requiring assistance.

·         Must have the ability to use hand tools and operate power tools as needed to extract flight data from USCG aircraft.

·         Ability to communicate in orally and in writing and to express complex matters in terms easily understood by an audience not familiar with the topic.

·         Ability to maintain good working relationships, including sensitivity to foreign cultures.

·         Knowledge of policies, instructions, rules, regulations, and law effecting aircraft mishap investigations and the handling of data and information from such investigations.

·         Background and coursework in data analysis, computer sciences and/or statistics.

·         Knowledge of database programming and C++, SQL server maintenance.

·         Knowledge in networking computers on small and large scales.

·         Ability to network individual computers as well as networking databases.

·         Knowledge of common operating systems (Linux, Microsoft Window, MS-DOS).

·         Expertise in the use of Microsoft EXCEL

Reed Integration Offers:

·         Medical, Dental, and Vision

·         Life Insurance, Short Term Disability and LTD (at no cost to you)

·         Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

·         401(k) Savings Plan

·         Tuition Assistance Program

·         Paid Time Off (PTO)

·         11 Federal Holidays each year

Reed Integration, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.