Fortress CVR-25 Cockpit Voice Recorder

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Fortress CVR-25 Cockpit Voice Recorder
Product Sheet
Product Sheet

Fortress CVR-25 provides 4 channels of cockpit voice recording and 1 channel of CPDLC datalink recording, each for 25 hours minimum capacity supporting EUROCAE class CVR requirements.

Features

  • 25-hour 4 channel voice recording
  • 25-hour datalink recording
  • ED-112A compliant
  • Meets all current and anticipated future regulations
  • Lightweight, 9.4 lb (4.25 kg)
  • Webserver for fast and free data download
  • Approval to (E)TSO-C123c, C177a
  • 90-day ULB to TSO-C121b
  • Reliability >217,000 hrs, AIC @ 35°C MTBF (MIL-217F+)

Applications

  • Crash protected recording
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Fortress CVR-25 Cockpit Voice Recorder

Recorders are built to meet the latest regulations and often designed with any upcoming changes in mind. To ensure they meet the requirements of new and old aircraft, some modifications may be required, or additional data formatting hardware used. Curtiss-Wright has been manufacturing recorders since 1957, introduced the world’s first recorder developed to RTCA-DO178 and the first to certify a 25 hour cockpit voice recorder CVR.

Fortress CVR-25 provides 4 channels of cockpit voice recording and 1 channel of CPDLC datalink recording, each for 25 hours minimum capacity supporting EUROCAE class CVR requirements.
Audio recording performance exceeds that required by ED-112A with each channel providing area microphone performance and quality of 150 Hz to 6 kHz bandwidth resulting in superior clarity of recording.

Fortress CVR-25 is designed in accordance with RTCA/DO-178C and RTCA/DO-254, design assurance level D. It meets all current and anticipated FAA and EUROCAE ED-112A requirements.

Fortress CVR-25 is designed to install into existing aircraft equipment trays offering a simple upgrade path from current 2-hour voice recorders, easily integrating with other system components. Fortress CVR-25 also includes a 90-day underwater locator beacon that provides improved battery safety features including a new nonrestricted Class-9 lithium battery and containment of thermal runaway thus reducing the need for special handling, storage and shipping.

Fortress CVR-25 provides an integrated web based interface running across a gigabit physical Ethernet interface allowing rapid data access and recovery.

The Fortress CVR-25 is supported by a dedicated recorder independent power supply (RIPS), cockpit area microphone, cockpit control unit, and the PGS download and replay software suite.

Simplified Replacement of Older Flight Data Recorders to Meet New Regulations and Data Collecting Needs

What procedures must be followed in order to change one FDR for another depending on the recorders and the needs of the aircraft. This document discusses why one may decide to upgrade FDRs and uses a specific case to discuss the benefits of modern FDRs and the replacement procedures. While this is specific to certain recorders, the principles and steps are similar for any other FDR combination.