THE STATUS OF FLIGHT RECORDERS IN MODERN AIRCRAFT

The information recorded by the crash recording system is considered to be of vital importance; it can provide much information which leads to prevention of future accidents. The National Transportation Safety Board believes that recorders have contributed significantly to the present high level of safety in air travel. The use of various types of cockpit voice recorders (CVR) and flight data recorders (oscillograph flight recorders and digital flight data recorders) are described. All large aircraft in air carrier operations and air taxi operations must be equipped with an approved flight data recorder (FDR) and a CVR. Any aircraft certificated after September 30, 1969, that is required to carry an FDR must carry an expanded parameter FDR. This includes wide-bodied B-747, DC-10 and 1-1011 aircraft. Flight recorders on corporate jets are also discussed.

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    Southern Methodist University

    School of Law
    Dallas, TX  USA  75222
  • Authors:
    • ROBERTS, C A
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00195752
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM