Additional Services

Flight Data Recorder (FDR) analysis

The FDR parameter check (readout analysis) of the data recorded on the flight data recorder is recommended by ICAO and required twice a year till anually by various national aviation authorities to ensure, that data recorded on the FDR is useable e.g. for incident investigation. The check result is provided as an easy to understand report of the validated mandatory parameters according to aviation authority requirements. 

Your benefits

  • Quick and efficient fulfillment of the mandatory parameter check
  • In case of any malfunction, detailed information to help identifying the root cause can be provided
  • No data analysis expert knowledge required on customer site
  • No fixed cost on your side for expensive readout software.
  • Additional quality check and recommendations if check results vary between actual and previous flight data recorder checks (if previous checks have been performed by LHT) 
  • Reminder to customer when check is due
  • Storage of data and performed analysis in secured archive

Scope of Service - What's in

  • Perform a mandatory parameter check of the transferred SSFDR data according to your selected airworthiness regulation
  • Analysis performed will be based on the data of one recorded flight. Last recorded flight will be used unless otherwise requested
  • The check result protocol will be provided via download from secured Lufthansa Technik cloud
  • In case of findings a recommendation is provided in addition to the protocol

Scope of Service - prerequisites

The FDR raw data will be transferred to secured Lufthansa Technik cloud either by the airline personnel or by our component shop (if contracted).  The standard processing time starts when the data is transmitted to Lufthansa Technik cloud. In case that a dedicated document is required to enable us to perform the contracted service, customer will provide this document (e.g. Application Requirement Document, Digital Flight Data Acquisition Card (DFDAC) Interface Control Document, Flight Data Recording Parameter Library etc.).

Scope of Service - exclusions

  • Bench tests of the related part as well as any logistics are not covered, but can be offered on request
  • Any maintenance action and/or required prerequisite to allow downloading the data of the FDR or the rectification of findings on both, the FDR and the aircraft, is not included


Following aircraft types are covered:

  • A300, A310, A320FAM, A330, A340, A350, A380 
  • 737, 744, 747, 748, 757, 767, 777
  • CRJ100, CRJ1000, CRJ200, CRJ700, CRJ900
  • Dash 8Q
  • ERJ 135, ERJ 190, ERJ 195 
  • GL5000
  • MD-11, MD-80


The check result will fulfill  

  • all EASA regulation (AMC6, AMC4, AMC2, AMC1) CAT.IDE.A.190
  • all FAR regulations (FAR88)
  • other authorities' regulation possible (please contact us for clarification) 

Your personal contact

Sebastian Kraus

Senior Project Manager

Lufthansa Technik AG | Frankfurt, Germany

Juergen Bischoff

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Juergen Bischoff

ELA Product Manager Techical Fleet Engineering

Lufthansa Technik AG | Frankfurt, Germany