ASHBURN, Va. – The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Fortress crash-survivable cockpit recorder with 25-hour cockpit voice and data recording and data acquisition.
The unit has a recorder-independent power supply and a quick-access recorder packaged in a compact and lightweight unit.
The Fortress cockpit voice and data recorder is engineered for defense and commercial aviation applications and is designed to the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) technical standard order -C155b.
The 200-hour SD card-based integrated recorder eliminates the need for a separate unit, saving system power, weight, and cost while increasing system reliability. The recorder function supports flight data recording that transfers data to a ground station for analysis.
The recorder has user-configurable data acquisition and is for demanding flight data monitoring applications like incident event investigation, crash investigation, structural loads analysis, and safety initiatives. It also is for integrating contemporary flight data recording capabilities onto aircraft where none is currently fitted.
Initially developed for use on the U.S. Navy and Air Force T-6 Texan II trainer aircraft, the Fortress recorder provides an easily configurable aircraft recorder interface that ports across several different aircraft.
For more information contact Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions online at www.curtisswrightds.com.