Fortress Crash Protected Memory Module

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Curtiss-Wright has been manufacturing crash protected recorders since 1957, was the first to bring a combined cockpit voice/flight data recorder (CVR/FDR) to market in 1986 and the first to obtain RTCA-DO-178 approval for solid state recorders. Today, we manufacture the most flexible, compact and lightweight ED-112A compliant recorders available.

Fortress Crash Protected Memory Module (CPMM) provides a 64 GB solid state memory array within a hardened enclosure designed and tested to survive the stipulated crash conditions identified within EUROCAE ED-112A. When installed within the Curtiss-Wright Fortress recorder, the CPMM has also been tested to environmental conditions in accordance with RTCA-DO160G and MIL-STD-810G. Fortress CPMM is designed in accordance with RTCA/DO-254.

Fortress CPMM accepts the mounting of an Underwater Locator Beacon using a mounting bracket developed by Curtiss-Wright. The Curtiss-Wright bracket and ULB arrangement has been tested to ensure that the ULB remains attached to the Fortress CPMM when subjected to the shear and tensile strength tests introduced with the release of ED-112A.

The solid state memory array provides a segregated and partitioned memory arrangement to support four information channels that can be used to implement flight data, cockpit voice, datalink and image recording functions. Six memory channels exist that will allow recording systems to implement dual redundant recording for the flight data and image recording data channels.

  • Crash protected enclosure
  • 64 GB solid state memory array
  • Crash survivability exceeds ED-112A
  • Ultra compact and lightweight – 2.8 lb (1.3 kg)


  • Crash protected recording for
    • Cockpit Voice
    • Flight Data
    • Datalink
    • Image
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Fortress Crash Protected Memory Module

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