October 07, 2021
Addressing Safety and Maintenance Concerns by Combining Flight Recording and Usage Monitoring into a Single Device
Aircraft operators are constantly looking for ways to reduce the size and weight of onboard avionics units. For many operators, a flight recorder (FR) is essential to meet regulatory requirements. For many others, although it is not mandated by regulators, it is desirable to improve safety in the long term by having a facility to assess why an incident may have occurred.
One strategy to overcome such limitations is to combine functions where possible. This can provide the benefits of multiple units without adding another box onto an aircraft. This white paper discusses how data acquisition functions can be combined into an FR to add a usage monitoring capability without the need for a separate avionics unit.