-T / T / +T | Comment(s)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sikorsky Picks Universal CVFDR for S-76

By Dale Smith

Sikorsky Aircraft has selected Universal Avionics Systems’ cockpit voice/flight data recorder (CVFDR) as a forward-fit option on Sikorsky’s X-76++ and S-76D. Universal’s CVFDR-145R with recorder independent power supply (RIPS) will be standard on the S-76D and optional on the S-76++. The selection marks Universal’s entry into the Part 27 helicopter market. Universal recently introduced a new line of CVRs and digital FDRs, which comply with the latest FAA Final Rule mandating RIPS in forward-fit applications for certain types of aircraft. RIPS provides a backup power source in the event of a main power failure. Universal’s CVFDR is the lightest CVR and digital FDR combination with an internal RIPS. The units have achieved both FAA and EASA certification approvals.
For related news

Live chat by BoldChat