A trusted partner in aviation

A Brief History

Flight Data Systems (FDS), founded in 1990 in Melbourne, Australia, seeks to drive operational efficiencies in aviation using their portfolio of data acquisition, data recording, data storage, and data analysis tools. Over the past 30+ years, FDS has provided leading products and services to the business aviation, commercial airlines, military and government, and most recently, unmanned aerial systems segments. Our portfolio of solutions is a true flight data ecosystem designed to drive business impact through the acquisition, storage and security, transmission, and analysis of raw flight data to prove operational ROI.

In 2020, FDS’ Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder Series was given FAA TSO approval, completing the flight data solutions portfolio.

FDS has evolved and continued to invest in the latest technology for operations, testing and repair, as well as the design and development of our product range. FDS will continue to provide quality products of recognized innovative design and leading services that meet our customers’ needs and expectations.

Fully Certified and Equipped

Flight Data Systems designs and manufactures products for ground support equipment, airborne components, flight data monitoring (FDM)/Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) services, Flight Recorder Readouts and Servicing, and more.

FDS operates from a new, well equipped modern facility based in Melbourne. The facility incorporates a fully equipped environmental lab, SMT and avionics production lines, office facilities for training, secure FDM, CVFDR, FDR, and CVR readout analysis, a secure server room housing company and FDM service servers, a fully equipped environmental lab, SMT and avionics production lines, and a warehouse facility providing additional storage and manufacturing capacity.

A Truly Global Presence


31 McGregors Drive
Keilor Park, Victoria 3042

Phone: +61 3 8331 2900

United Kingdom

Building 9, Britannia Court
West Drayton, Middlesex UB7 7PN
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0) 2035401777

United States

6497 Parkland Drive, Suite J
Sarasota, Florida 34243

Phone: +1 941 756 9394

Quality Assurance

Flight Data Systems has established and maintains a certified Quality System to ensure customer requirements are met & exceeded. This defines the Company’s principal business practices and policies. Flight Data Systems recognizes the importance of safety and quality when performing maintenance activities under it’s various approvals. FDS actively promotes safety & quality throughout the organization. It is FDS’ policy to maintain and improve safety & quality at every opportunity. FDS achieves all the quality standards and regulations laid down by the Airworthiness Authorities.

FDS management has established quality objectives, communicate the importance of meeting customer and regulatory requirements, and makes resources available to demonstrate its commitment to quality. Human factor principles are applied throughout all areas of the FDS organization.

The Quality Management System is maintained using continual improvement processes to improve it’s effectiveness in accordance with the international standards for quality management. FDS ensures the resources for the quality management system include quality planning, resource provision, training, work procedures, product verification, continuous improvement and management review.

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Business Aviation

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Military & Government

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Commercial Airlines

Airlines are Flight Data Systems’ largest customer base with clients in 100+ countries.

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