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NTSB calls for mandatory Flight Data Recorders in all turbine helicopters

NTSB calls for mandatory Flight Data Recorders in all turbine helicopters

The National Transportation Safety Board, in a safety recommendation report issued Tuesday called on helicopter manufacturers to equip turbine-powered helicopters with crash-resistant systems to record data, audio, and images. The NTSB asked the manufacturers – Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Leonardo, MD Helicopters, Robinson and Sikorsky – to act since the Federal Aviation Administration has not implemented… Read more »

Source: NTSB, 03-Jun-20

Gama Aviation releases Flight Data Monitoring mod for Airbus H135 and H145

Gama Aviation releases Flight Data Monitoring mod for Airbus H135 and H145

Gama Aviation Plc, the global business aviation services company, is pleased to announce an augmented Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) modification available through its global design team for the Airbus H135 / 145 and additional EASA CS-27 / 29 rotorcraft (subject to survey and contract) The solution provides a ED-155 or ED-112A (H145) compliant Cockpit Audio… Read more »

Source: Gama Aviation, 19-Feb-20

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Curtiss-Wright and Ultra Electronics develop CVR/FDR with built-in HUMS

Curtiss-Wright and Ultra Electronics develop CVR/FDR with built-in HUMS

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions today announced that its Avionics & Electronics business unit, in collaboration with Ultra Electronics Flightline Systems, has developed Fortress HUMS, a new compact and lightweight ED-112A compliant Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder with integral Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) capability designed for use on rotorcraft platforms. Fortress HUMS uniquely combines… Read more »

Source: Curtiss-Wright, 17-Feb-16

Honeywell to integrate synthetic vision system under DARPA contract

Honeywell to integrate synthetic vision system under DARPA contract

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has been awarded a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to continue improving three-dimensional visibility and safety for U.S. military helicopter pilots experiencing inclement weather and harsh environments. Among the visual challenges faced by pilots are issues with rain, snow, dust, fog and other elements that reduce the ability to… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 17-Feb-16

Vector adds AS332L1 to Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder STC

Vector adds AS332L1 to Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder STC

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace” www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (“HS-NA”), one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has added the AS332L1 model to its FAA certified CVFDR… Read more »

Source: Vector, 14-Oct-14

Vector Aerospace adds AS332L1 to its CVR/FDR STC

Vector Aerospace adds AS332L1 to its CVR/FDR STC

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace” www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (“HS-NA”), one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has added the AS332L1 model to its FAA certified CVFDR… Read more »

Source: Vector, 07-Aug-14

Aeronautical Accessories to distribute North Flight Data Systems

Aeronautical Accessories to distribute North Flight Data Systems

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced it is now a distributor for NORTH Flight Data Systems’ (NORTH FDS) voice, video and flight data recorders, through Bell Helicopter’s Aeronautical Accessories™ brand. The flight data recording system allows Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operators to meet the omnibus helicopter safety rule recently issued by… Read more »

Source: Bell, 25-Jun-14

EASA publishes new proposals for flight recorders and locating devices

EASA publishes new proposals for flight recorders and locating devices

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today announced new proposals for flight recorders and underwater locating devices which aim at facilitating the recovery of an aircraft and of its flight recorders in the unfortunate eventuality of an accident. The new EASA requirements include the extension of the transmission time of underwater locating devices (ULD) fitted… Read more »

Source: EASA, 03-Jun-14

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North Flight Data Systems receives CVR/FDR STC for AS350 and EC130

North Flight Data Systems receives CVR/FDR STC for AS350 and EC130

North Flight Data Systems, LLC (Heli-Expo Booth # 413) is pleased to announce the FAA STC approval for their flight data system installation in the Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) AS350B3 and the EC130B4 helicopter. The North system is the first affordable Lightweight Aircraft Recording System (LARS) that is fully integrated into these models. The system includes… Read more »

Source: North Flight Data Systems, 26-Feb-14

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North Flight Data Systems expands CVR/FDR Certification with Bell 407GX STC

North Flight Data Systems expands CVR/FDR Certification with Bell 407GX STC

North Flight Data Systems, LLC (Heli Expo Booth # 413) is pleased to announce the expansion of their CVR/FDR system certification in the Bell model 407 series to include the 407GX version. North previously received an FAA STC for the installation of their Cockpit Voice and Video Recorder (CV2R) along with their Multi-function Data Acquisition… Read more »

Source: North Flight Data Systems, 26-Feb-14

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Vector obtains FAA STC for AS332 CVFDR

Vector obtains FAA STC for AS332 CVFDR

Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com), one of the world’s leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is happy to announce the availability of an FAA certified CVFDR applicable to AS332 helicopters. In collaboration with L-3 Vertex Aerospace (L-3), Whiting Field, Florida, Vector Aerospace, Langley, BC, received FAA Supplemental Type Certification… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 05-Aug-13

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Curtiss-Wright to supply rugged flight recorders for AW169

Curtiss-Wright to supply rugged flight recorders for AW169

Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. has announced that it has received a contract from AgustaWestland to supply rugged flight recorders for use on the new AW169 rotorcraft. The Curtiss-Wright Controls Avionics & Electronics (CWC-AE) division flight recorder products will provide data acquisition and “black box” Accident Data and Voice Recorder functions on the helicopter. Under the initial… Read more »

Source: Curtiss-Wright, 03-Oct-12

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North Flight Data, AEL partner to develop FDR for Bell 206

North Flight Data, AEL partner to develop FDR for Bell 206

NORTH Flight Data Systems LLC is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with Air Evac Lifeteam to partner together to develop a flight data recording system for the analog Bell 206 platform in a continuing effort to invest in safety through Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA). NORTH Flight’s C-2000 system is a… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 20-Oct-11

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