Flight Animation Software

Bring your flight data to life

Replay any flight for analysis purposes in high-fidelity animations based on flight recorder data.


Flight data analysis and investigation software

Already used by more than 100 airlines worldwide, CEFA FAS (Flight Animation System) is a proven, advanced flight-data animation software that can run as a stand-alone solution by reading raw binary data from flight recorders or by interfacing with most of the available Flight Data Monitoring or Analysis software on the market.


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Flight data analysis and pilot training

It is advantageously used in the area of flight data analysis and pilot training:

  • to validate and investigate FOQA/FDM events
  • to investigate flight incidents or accidents
  • to raise leadership and pilots awareness to safety concerns
  • to train line pilots by sharing lived experiences or for challenging airport familiarization
  • to deal with manufacturers and authorities
  • to produce animations that can be replayed on any mobile device, PC, and more.

CEFA FAS is a flight animation software that can be used:

  • with type-specific cockpits, advanced flight instrument panel, external 3D views of the aircraft and 3D terrain & scenery views
  • to reproduce any phase of flight such as take-off, landing, any occurrences like go-arounds, events, etc.

A turnkey solution for most aircraft types

CEFA FAS is aimed at safety experts and investigators within the airlines, to investigation bureaus, and to aircraft manufacturers. It is a turnkey solution that is ready to use and adapted to your fleet with animations that are:

  • qualitative & accurate
  • quickly available: only a few clicks needed to make an animation!
  • powerful & user-friendly: intuitive interface using cutting-edge technology – reactive & gold-standard support with one face to the customer
  • robust & reliable: a unique expertise in aircraft systems and software engineering & in-depth understanding of flight data complexity thanks to 20 years’ experience

Enhance flight safety with flight data

With its advanced and innovative features, it is also widely used for communication and pilot training needs through experience feedback.

CEFA FAS uses flight data and turns it into meaningful information that everyone can easily understand and use. It instantly shows each moment of an aircraft’s flight and thus provides a clear, precise image of the complex elements of a chain of events that occur during an incident or an accident – without compromise, assumption, or any incorrect interpretation.

This product has been designed, developed under a management system certified by Bureau Veritas against ISO 27001:2013.
Bureau Veritas Certification certificate number FR072772.

What are the benefits of flight data animation from an airline perspective?

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To live the flight again in pilots’ shoes
  • complete & precise and ready to use cockpit display of more than 30 aircraft types
  • recreated aural warnings (TCAS, GPWS, callouts…) & engine sounds
  • animated pilot hands to highlight possible crew actions
  • 3D high-resolution terrain, worldwide satellite imagery & airports
  • Highly realistic A/C model with animated flight controls
  • automatic display of METAR & integration of the reported weather and visibility conditions into the 3D animation


To better examine and understand flight sequences
  • plotting​ and spreadsheet formats data display of any flight parameter ​synchronized​ with 3D animations
  • navigation chart​ import and viewer with the possibility to overlay flight paths, events, instants of interest
  • events overlay​: display the sequence of events directly inside all views (3D, 2D plan & profile, nav chart)
  • 2D plan and profile view:  powerful​ toolbox for automatic or manual flight path adjustment. Display of nav data
  • flight path: color according to parameters of choice to highlight company’s SOPs (e.g. stabilization criteria, take-off rotation technique, decrab maneuver), fuel consumption…
  • multiple aircrafts and trajectories capabilities


To be used for training purposes and spread of safety messages
  • video studio​: montage station to show best or inadequate practices based on real-life situations, including the display of all kinds of charts and the possibility to highlight instruments and animated control parts
  • numerous camera options, AOA animation display, turbulence influence, wind/drift in 3D overlay: among others, allowing precise ​airport familiarization​, recurrent training and to address specific issues
  • Import, replay, and synchronization of external media like audio files (CVR) or videos
  • animated text editor (CVR transcript, airline procedures, pilot report, commentaries etc.)

An important advantage of CEFA FAS is that it is very reactive and quick. Flight data animation allows us to recognize and analyze a lot more information about previous flights in a very short time. When we only look at graphs from our Flight Data Monitoring system, it is difficult to see and interpret so many data at once. Now with CEFA FAS, we can live again the flight as if we were in the pilot’s skin and make sure not to miss any detail.

Captain Juan Carlos Gonzalez Curzio, SVP Flight Safety - AEROMEXICO

We are happy and very delighted to join CEFA FAS training course. Thank you for your knowledge and experience that was delivered to our Vietnam Airlines team. We hope we will have the chance to visit CEFA Aviation for another training course in Colmar, a beautiful city, in the near future.

Thi Hong Khanh Tran - Vietnam Airlines

The signing of this 6-year agreement with CEFA Aviation marks the beginning of the next chapter in Ryanair pilot training. CEFA Aviation’s flight replay will set new standards for delivering constructive feedback to our crews in a way that would have been impossible to imagine without the innovative approach to secure data processing that has been delivered by CEFA Aviation’s team.

Captain Andy O’Shea, Head of Crew Training - Ryanair

Besides using CEFA FAS for aviation experts, I found that it also helps for an audience which has no aviation-expertise at all. Visualising the data supports everybody’s understanding and creates a shared ‘mental model’. And CEFA is clearly the gold standard when it comes to FDM visualization!

Julian Oehling, Flight Safety Specialist, Airline Pilot - Lufthansa

We like the variety of features included in the software that enhances the communication within the airline. Among others, we like the possibility to overlap the trajectory of a plane and the nav chart. The animation video created through the software is a very realistic and helpful basis for pilot training.

Hyun Su Park, Director of Safety & Security Department - Jin Air

Kalitta Companies can handle virtually anything – flying freight, pilot training, providing MRO maintenance, and everything in between. Each subsidiary of the group uses high end technology such as full motion flight simulators and 3D Engineering Computer software to name a few. So it was obvious to use the best-in-class service in our safety department to animate and that way, better analyze flight data.

Heath Nicoll, Director of Airline Safety - Kalitta Air

The training is very good; we are now good at using this software! The tutor is very experienced. CEFA FAS is an excellent software for MRO engineers. With the help of this software, we can easily visualize the failure events of the aircraft.

Zhang Dunyu, China Southern Engineering and Maintenance - China Southern Airlines

Thank you very much for the excellent training! Yannick was an EXCELLENT trainer!

Thomas, Germanwings / Eurowings - Eurowings

Instant flight debrief

The 1st tool for line operations allowing pilots to recreate own flights.



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