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Answering the Sky’s Unsolved Mysteries From the Ground

August 22, 2017 | BY: Paul Hart

For more than 80 years, Curtiss-Wright has been developing products for numerous applications within the avionics and electronics industry. To deliver the technology of the future for the industry, Curtiss-Wright isn’t only dedicated to delivering creative solutions, but also to studying and venerating the decades of innovation that continue to pave the way for a future of endless possibilities.

Curtiss-Wright has developed an infographic on Flight data recorders and how this vital piece of technology has evolved over time. The history of these revolutionary and life-saving instruments hasn’t received much fanfare, despite the many answers they have provided about aircraft accidents. Curtiss-Wright’s easy to read and understand infographic covers the history, functionality, testing requirements and the future of crash protected recorders. Here is just a snapshot of the facts you may not know about some significant crashes and the infamous "black box".

Flight Data Recorder

Paul Hart

Author’s Biography

Paul Hart

Chief Technology Officer

Paul Hart joined Curtiss-Wright in 1982 as a graduate engineer and has worked for 18 years in the flight recorder business. Paul also worked for Thales for 2.5 years in helicopter flight management and was responsible for the mission systems group at Cobham Aviation Services for 7 years. In 2011 Paul re-joined Curtiss-Wright as the Director of Avionics Engineering and transitioned to the Avionics CTO.

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