|Guardian Avionics iFDR mounted panel. Photo: Guardian Avionics
[Avionics Today 09-30-2016] Guardian Avionics has received the first FAA approval to install manufactured products into certified aircraft as Non-Required Safety Enhancing Equipment (NORSEE) under the requirements outlined in PS-AIR-21.8-1602. The new authorization allows all models of the Guardian Avionics iFDR Panel Mount line for iPad and iPhone and all iFDR Power 150 and 250 USB Power Supplies to be installed in all Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 23 certified General Aviation (GA) aircraft and Part 27 and 29 normal and transport category rotorcraft.
Under this FAA installation authorization, the iFDR panel mounts and USB power supplies may be installed as a minor alteration for Part 23, 27 and 29 aircraft. This covers installation in all GA aircraft of 12,500-pounds Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) or less. It also includes all normal and transport category rotorcraft.
With this authorization, any GA aircraft owner may legally add a panel-mounted iPad or iPhone, USB power supply, or a combination of both as a means to enhance situational awareness and safety in their older certified aircraft.