Airlines and unions need to reconsider and reimagine what flight operational quality assurance (FOQA) data is, its use and protection. Open-source flight data, such as ADS-B, needs to be protected as strongly as traditional FOQA data for US operators. Airlines and unions should adopt contractual language that expands FOQA protections to all recording and transmitting devices, future proofing against emerging and novel technologies.
James Norman. "Flight Data Management and Pilot Protection in an ADS-B World" (2021). Aviation Faculty Publications. 7.