Fortress Flight Data Recorder: Silver Award Honoree - MAE Innovators Awards 2017

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Aircraft OEMs and operators who want flight data recorders need to meet certain regulations. These can change and it can be difficult to ensure your investment will be future proof. For older aircraft, high maintenance costs, lack of functionality or the push to upgrade systems and reduce weight can mean a new recorder is required.

Curtiss-Wright has been designing cockpit voice and flight data recorders for over 60 years. Our Fortress product line today meets all current and anticipated regulations (including ED-112A and 25 hour voice / datalink recording). They are designed to be compact and lightweight and have a modular interface design to allow rapid customization for particular aircraft needs. This modularization facilitates additional functionality which can help reduce LRU count by integrating functionality into the recorder to further lower weight and free up space and can add functionality such as image recording, encryption and additional data for programs such as usage monitoring.

Product Sheet Product Name IMAGE Combined CVR/FDR Datalink Airborne Image Recorder (AIR) Data Acquisition
Fortress 757 Multi Purpose Flight Recorder Fortress 757 Multi Purpose Flight Recorder CVR: 25 hours, 4 channels, FDR: 25 hours 25 hours 2 hours, 2 channels FDR - ARINC 717 at rates of 64, 128, 256, 512, 1,024, 2,048 and 4,096 words per second, DLR - ARINC 429, CVR - analog audio, 1 area mic, 3 crew channels, AIR - HD 1080p resolution, 16FPS via 100Mbps Ethernet
Fortress Data Acquisition Flight Recorder (DAFR) Next Generation Voice and Flight Data Recorder Fortress Data Acquisition Flight Recorder (DAFR) Next Generation Voice and Flight Data Recorder CVR: 25 hours, 4 channels, FDR: 25 hours 25 hours 2 hours, 2 channels FDR - 4 x ARINC 429 or Dual redundant ARINC 664 p7, DLR - ARINC 664 p7, CVR - analog audio, 1 area mic, 3 crew channels, AIR - HD 1080p resolution, 16FPS via 100Mbps Ethernet
Fortress OEM Multi Purpose Flight Recorder CVR: 2 hours, 4 channels 25 hours 2 hours, 2 channels AIR - HD 1080p resolution, 16FPS via 100Mbps Ethernet, FDR- ARINC 717 at rates up to 4,096 words per second or Configurable data acquisition via network based sensor array
Fortress HUMS Fortress HUMS (Health Usage Monitoring) FDR: 25 hours, CVR: 25 hours, 4 channels 25 hours 2 hours, 2 channels AIR - HD 1080p resolution, 16FPS via 100Mbps Ethernet, FDR- ARINC 717 at rates up to 4,096 words per second or Configurable data acquisition via network based sensor array, DLR - ARINC 429, CVR - analog audio, 1 area mic, 3 crew channels, HUMS - Distributed network of active sensors configurable per installation
Fortress Crash Protected Memory Module Crash Protected Memory CVR: 25 hours, 4 channels 25 hours 2 hours, 2 channels FDR- ARINC 717 at rates up to 4,096 words per second or Configurable data acquisition via network based sensor array, CVR - analog audio, 1 area mic, 3 crew channels, AIR - HD 1080p resolution, 16FPS via 100Mbps Ethernet
MPFR Multi Purpose Flight Recorder MPFR Multi Purpose Flight Recorder FDR: 25 hours, CVR: 2 hours, 4 channels None None FDR - ARINC 717 at rates of 64, 128, 256 and 512 words per second, CVR - analog audio, 1 area mic, 3 crew channels
EMPFR Enhanced Multi Purpose Flight Recorder EMPFR Enhanced Multi Purpose Flight Recorder CVR: 2 hours, 4 channels, FDR: 25 hours 2 hours None FDR - ARINC 717 at rates of 64, 128, 256 and 512 words per second, DLR - ARINC 429, high or low speed, CVR - analog audio, 1 area mic, 3 crew channels
DAFR Data Acquisition Flight Recorder DAFR Data Acquisition Flight Recorder FDR: 25 hours, CVR: 2 hours, 4 channels None None FDR - 3 x ARINC 429, 6 x discrete, 4 x analog, 1 x accelerometer, 1 x tacho, CVR - analog audio, 1 area mic, 3 crew channels
FDAU - Flight Data Management Unit FDAU - Flight Data Management Unit Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Extensive
Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder System Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder System FDR: 25 hours, CVR: 2 hours, 4 channels None None FDR - ARINC 717 at rates of 64, 128, 256 and 512 words per second, Extensive additional data acquisition via FDAU, CVR - analog audio, 1 area mic, 3 crew channels
EFDMU - Flexible ARINC-600 Data Management Solutions EFDMU (Enhanced Flight Data Management Unit) - Flexible ARINC-600 Data Management Solutions Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Extensive
High Definition Internal Avionics Camera CAMHD-C - High Definition Internal Avionics Camera Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
CPQAR Cockpit Panel Quick Access Recorder CPQAR Cockpit Panel Quick Access Recorder None None None ARINC 573/717/429 FDR compatible
PGS Replay and Analysis Software PGS Replay and Analysis Software Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable

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