Thales Avionics has signed a reseller agreement with Teledyne Controls, of El Segundo, Calif., whereby Thales will provide Teledyne’s Wireless GroundLink Quick Access Recorder (WQAR) to existing EQAR (Extended storage Quick Access Recorder) customers. The companies said they plan on extending their cooperation to a larger range of products and services to offer to their mutual customers.
Teledyne Controls said its WQAR is designed to eliminate the need for manual data collection and distribution operations. The raw data recorded during flight is compressed, encrypted and then transmitted via cellular technology and the Internet to the airline's or Teledyne's ground-based data center for processing and analysis. With the WQAR, Thales’ customers will be able to streamline their flight data retrieval process and reduce data delivery delays, according to Teledyne.