Phase 2 of FAST™ system for the Bombardier Q400 Turboprop
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) now has Phase 2 of its FAST™ system for Q400 aircraft available.
The FAST™ (Flight Data Acquisition Storage & Transmission) system automatically transmits engine and aircraft performance data for analysis after each landing.
FAST™ Phase 2 turns raw data into analytic information that can be used to further reduce aircraft flight delays and cancellations. For example, Phase 2 of FAST™ includes a number of special metrics including data on vertical acceleration which assists in managing subsequent heavy landings and turbulence and will help prevent delays and cancellations, and the monitoring of fuel and main oil temperatures.
“Phase 2 has been developed using feedback from Q400 operators who have been using the FAST™ system since it was introduced in 2011”, says Richard Dussault, Vice-President, Marketing, P&WC.
FAST™ has found application on a number of aircraft. In September, P&WC received EASA and STC for the product on both the ATR 42 and ATR 72 aircraft. It had previously been approved for the Bombardier Q200, Q300 and Q400 aircraft.
“We work constantly with operators in the field, addressing issues as they arise and seeking their input on how we can better serve their needs,” says Dussault.