Honeywell, Curtiss-Wright receive EASA certification for 25-hour cockpit recorder

The 25-hour CVR developed by Honeywell and Curtis-Wright ©Honeywell

The 25-hour Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) developed by Honeywell and Curtiss-Wright for the air transport market, has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Technical Standard Order (TSO) certification. The new Honeywell Connected Recorder-25 meets and exceeds the requirements of the upcoming 2021 EASA minimum 25-hour cockpit voice recording mandate for aircraft weighing over 27,000 kilograms.

“The importance of reliable cockpit voice and flight data recorders cannot be overstated. That’s why we are working alongside Curtiss-Wright to design and develop the next generation of recorders that leverages our full hardware and software expertise to meet the 25-hour requirement, and identify the right information and make it available to accident investigation agencies when it’s most needed,” said Amanda King, vice president and general manager, of Aerospace Connected Secure Solutions, Honeywell Connected Enterprise. “With the new regulatory requirement, we saw an opportunity to evolve our recorder technology to not only meet the conditions of governing agencies, but also make this product more powerful and better connected, providing aircraft operators with another source of data collection that can be used to improve aircraft maintenance and performance.”

Developed for customers that require Class 6 cockpit voice recorders, the CVR is ideal for both new installations and retrofit applications. It weighs less than 9.5 pounds (4.3 kilograms) and includes a 90-day underwater locator beacon. The recorder weighs substantially less than early-generation, rack-based, solid-state recorder alternatives, which helps significantly reduce fuel costs.

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