[Avionics Today July 21, 2014] Embraer has made its selection for more cockpit avionics on its second generation E-Jets E2 commercial aircraft production program. The Brazilian manufacturer selected the L-3 Aviation FA5003 Cockpit Voice and Data Recorder (CVDR) system as standard for its E2 family of aircraft.
The FA50003 CVDR is being offered as a direct replacement for the legacy E-Jets family of aircraft "because of its additional capabilities, such as Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) recording, a web-based Ground Support Equipment (GSE) user interface, RIPS, ARINC 429 status output and more," L-3 said.
The onboard web-based utility enables real-time raw data monitoring with "common web browsers," the New York City-based aerospace systems manufacturer said.
Winning the E-Jets E2 selection adds to the number of Embraer programs that already use L-3 flight recorders, including the Phenom 100/300, Legacy 450/500, Legacy 600/650 business jets and the KC-390 refueling air tanker.