Flight Data Recorder Readouts

Reduce the costs of your annual Flight Data Recorder correlation checks.

FDR Readout Service

Scaled Analytics can help you significantly reduce costs related to the annual Flight Data Recorder (FDR) System serviceability check. Send us your flight data through our secure service where we will put our staff with more than 90 years of combined experience in Flight Data Analysis to work for you. Within five business days (normally less), we will provide you with a complete, easy to understand report of all mandatory parameters from your FDR System. We will even maintain an FDR readout history for you as long as you remain a customer. It is one less thing you need to worry about so you can focus on getting your aircraft back in the air. And we do all of this at a fraction of what it would cost to do it in house.

Reduce Costs

An operator can experience significant cost savings by having their Flight Data Recorder Readout outsourced as outlined in the table below.

In House



Expensive, specialized software is required. This software can cost from (US) $15,000 to $50,000 or more, plus annual maintenance fees (normally 20% of the software cost).


Specialized software requires specialized training and personnel. Software system training normally costs extra. If there are any changes to your parameter conversions, the software vendor normally charges extra to update these.


This is an infrequent task for the typical aircraft operator and personnel can spend significant time “reviewing the process”. If there are staff changes and a new technician must operate the software, the process becomes even more cumbersome.

Scaled Analytics Service



No special software is required and you pay only for the readouts you need.


We do the analysis work for you and provide an easy to understand report through a user friendly website. We keep our software and your aircraft parameter conversions up to date on your behalf at no additional cost.


We look at flight data every day and stay up to date on the latest technologies and requirements. In urgent situations, AOG for example, we can even provide a quick turnaround to meet your time sensitive requirements.

How Does it Work?

At Scaled Analytics, we want the Flight Data Recorder Readout process to be as simple for our customers as possible. We think it is easier than using online banking:

  1. Data is downloaded from the Flight Data Recorder on the aircraft, normally onto a handheld download device. (We can even help you obtain FDR download equipment if you require it).
  2. The downloaded data file is uploaded via our secure website.
  3. One of our highly experienced analysts will evaluate the data. On completion of the evaluation, a full report along with the converted engineering units data listing will be made available on your web site account.
  4. All specified personnel at your organization will receive an email and/or SMS notification that your readout report is complete and available in your web site account.
  5. Authorized users log into the website and download the results. This can even be done from most smart phones.

Watch a How To Video on the FDR Readout Service

Flight Data Recorder Readouts