Compact, proven & future-ready flight 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.
The History of Flight Data Recorders
Flight recorders have come a long way in the last sixty years. This video looks at the transformation of this technology throughout history.
Fortress Flight Recorders Brochure
Curtiss-Wright has been producing proven flight recorders for over 60 years. Our current Fortress product line meets all current ED-112A regulations and has several models to quickly meet the needs of a new or retrofit program. Read our Fortress brochure to learn more about the range of models currently available.
|Product Name||Product Image||Combined CVR/FDR||Datalink||Airborne Image Recorder (AIR)||Data Acquisition||Product Sheet|
|Fortress CSR Combined Voice and Flight Data Recorder||CVR: 25 hours, 4 channel, FDR: 25 hours||25||None||ARINC 429, differentials, tacho, accelerometer discretes|
|Fortress FDR-25 Flight Data Recorder||FDR:25+ hours (750+ hours @1,024wps)||None||None||ARINC 717 at rates of 64 wps to 4,096 wps|
|Fortress CVR-25 Cockpit Voice Recorder||CVR: 25 hours, 4 channels||25 hours||None||None|
|Flight Recorder Services||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|Fortress 757 Multi Purpose Flight Recorder||CVR: 25 hours, 4 channels, FDR: 25 hours||25 hours||2 hours, 2 channels||ARINC 429, ARINC 717, accelerometer, tacho|
|Fortress Data Acquisition Flight Recorder (DAFR) Voice and Flight Recorder||CVR: 25 hours, 4 channels, FDR: 25 hours||25 hours||2 hours, 2 channels||ARINC 429 or Dual redundant ARINC 664 p7|
|Fortress OEM||CVR: 2 hours, 4 channels, FDR: 25 hours||25 hours||2 hours, 2 channels||ARINC 717|
|Fortress HUMS||CVR: 25 hours, 4 channels, FDR: 25 hours||25 hours||2 hours, 2 channels||ARINC 429, ARINC 717, FDAU function, HUMS|
|Fortress Crash Protected Memory Module||CVR: 25 hours, 4 channels, FDR: 25 hours||25 hours||2 hours, 2 channels||High storage capacity, Partitioning and segregation to ED-112A|
|MPFR Multi Purpose Flight Recorder||CVR: 2 hours, 4 channels, FDR: 25 hours||None||None||FDR - ARINC 717|
|EMPFR Enhanced Multi Purpose Flight Recorder||CVR: 2 hours, 4 channels, FDR: 25 hours||2 hours||None||ARINC 429, ARINC 717|
|DAFR Data Acquisition Flight Recorder||CVR: 2 hours, 4 channels, FDR: 25 hours||None||None||ARINC 429, discretes, analog, accelerometer, tacho|
|Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder System||CVR: 2 hours, 4 channels, FDR: 25 hours||None||None||ARINC 717|
|EFDMU - Flexible ARINC-600 Data Management Solutions||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Extensive|
|High Definition Internal Avionics Camera||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||2 hours, 2 channels (needs external ethernet switch to support 2 into 1 requirement)||Not Applicable|
|CPQAR Cockpit Panel Quick Access Recorder||None||None||None||ARINC 573/717/429 FDR compatible|
|PGS Replay and Analysis Software||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|FDAU - Flight Data Management Unit||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Extensive|
Mandatory Parameters and Data Storage Requirements for Flight Data Recorders
This white paper examines what parametric data regulatory bodies require flight data recorders (FDR) to store, how data is processed for FDRs, and what features FDRs need to meet current and future needs.
Flight Recorder Delivers SWaP-C Benefits for Legacy Avionics Systems
The BAE Systems T1 Hawk aircraft used an accident data recorder (ADR), which provided parametric flight data recording functionality, acquired a standard data stream, and recorded it in a hardened enclosure designed to survive crash tests defined in the 1980s. This enclosure protected a magnetic tape-based media operating on an endless loop principle. Read the case study to learn how a new flight recorder was retrofitted and the benefits that resulted.
Why is it so Difficult to Design a Flight Recorder?
Many organizations want to develop a flight data recorder (FDR) to build in-country expertise and create custom solutions easily. This white paper details the requirements for an FDR and how they are built.