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Gulfstream Selects Universal Equipment

By Tish Drake | October 29, 2010
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Universal Avionics Systems Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) with RIPS (Recorder Independent Power Supply) and Flight Data Recorder (FDR) have been selected by Gulfstream as forward-fit equipment on Gulfstream’s G450, G550 and G650 business jets. Universal Avionics’ CVR with RIPS (CVR-120R) and the FDR (FDR-25R) will be standard on these aircraft.

Universal Avionics, of Tucson, Ariz., said Gulfstream will be the first fixed wing OEM to announce compliance with the FAA Final Rule on CVR and Digital FDR, accomplished with Universal Avionics’ CVR and FDR.

Universal Avionics 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 aircraft. Recorder Independent Power Supply (RIPS) technology provides a backup power source in the event of a main power fail. Universal Avionics’ CVFDR is the lightest CVR and digital FDR combination unit with an internal RIPS to achieve FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification approvals.

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