Honeywell, Curtiss-Wright Receive Certification for 25-Hour Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorders

Honeywell, Curtiss-Wright Receive Certification for 25-Hour Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorders
Honeywell, Curtiss-Wright Receive Certification for 25-Hour Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorders
Press release
June 20, 2023

Honeywell, Curtiss-Wright Receive Certification for 25-Hour Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorders

Variants of Honeywell Connected Recorder-25 are now type-certified for use on Boeing 737, 767 and 777 production aircraft 

PARIS AIRSHOW, PARIS, FRANCE – June 20, 2023 – Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) and Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that their jointly developed Honeywell Connected Recorder-25 (HCR-25) cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and flight data recorder (FDR) variants have now been type-certified for Boeing 737, 767 and 777 production aircraft. As a result of the certification, any airline can now order the HCR-25 recorders directly from Boeing or Honeywell, and instruct Boeing to install the CVR or FDR on their aircraft. This is the first Curtiss-Wright product type-certified on 737, 767 and 777 aircraft. 

Based on Curtiss-Wright’s compact, lightweight Fortress® CVR technology and Honeywell’s proven Honeywell Flight Recorder 5 (HFR5) design concept, the HCR-25 is compliant with the latest regulations and requirements to meet the mandate from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) of minimum 25-hour cockpit voice recording for aircraft weighing over 27,000 kilograms. Numerous regions around the globe have issued related mandates in accordance with EASA, including Europe, Canada, Mexico and Singapore.

“Reliable cockpit voice and flight data recorders are vital to fight safety, and since 2019 we’ve been working with Curtiss-Wright to design and develop the next generation of mandate-compliant voice and data recorders using real-time connectivity. Through increased connectivity, aircraft operators have another source of data collection to improve aircraft maintenance and performance,” said Steve Hadden, vice president, Services & Connectivity, Honeywell Aerospace.

"We are proud to announce this important Boeing type-certification milestone that allows the commercial airline industry to take advantage of the latest generation of Curtiss-Wright’s voice and flight data recorders,” said Lynn M. Bamford, Chair and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. “For over 60 years, our flight data recorders have enhanced aviation safety, and we are extremely pleased to be working with Honeywell to ensure that this legacy continues.”

Curtiss-Wright is the exclusive supplier of Honeywell’s next-generation recorders for the air transport and business aviation markets. Along with added connectivity, these next-generation recorders are ideal for both new installations and retrofit applications and provide an easy upgrade that saves installation time and lowers costs due to their design as form-fit replacements for Honeywell’s HFR5 series CVR and FDR units. 

Curtiss-Wright designs and manufactures its flight recorder products at its Bournemouth, England, facility.

About Honeywell

Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft. The Aerospace business unit builds aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity systems, mechanical components and more. Its hardware and software solutions create more fuel-efficient aircraft, more direct and on-time flights and safer skies and airports. For more information, visit www.honeywell.com or follow us at @Honeywell_Aero.

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global integrated business that provides highly engineered products, solutions and services mainly to Aerospace & Defense markets, as well as critical technologies in demanding Commercial Power, Process and Industrial markets. We leverage a workforce of 8,100 highly skilled employees who develop, design and build what we believe are the best engineered solutions to the markets we serve. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright, headquartered in Davidson, North Carolina, has a long tradition of providing innovative solutions through trusted customer relationships.  For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.

John Wranovics

John Wranovics

Director of Public Relations

John Wranovics has over thirty years of experience in managing media relations and the promotion of high technology products. He has been with Curtiss-Wright since 2003. He has a degree in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.

Cockpit Voice & Flight Data Recorders

Our award-winning line of compact, lightweight cockpit voice and flight data recorders has been designed to meet all current regulations (including 25-hour voice / datalink recording) and are deployed globally. These flight recorders can be customized quickly and can help reduce LRU count by integrating additional functionality into the recorder. Added functionality includes image recording, encryption, and additional data for structural and monitoring programs.