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ANSV Italy: judicial authorities share FDR, CVR data of fatal Citation crash
1 April 2009

ANSV Italy: judicial authorities share FDR, CVR data of fatal Citation crash

1 April 2009

The Italian aircraft accident investigation board ANSV (Agenzia Nazionale per la Sicurezza del Volo) reports that they have now received the CVR and FDR transcripts of a Cessna 650 Citation III that crashed near Rome on February 7, 2009. The Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and Flight Data Recorder (FDR) were seized for a juducial inquiry, […]

Dutch Safety Board refuses Public Prosecutor access to CVR/FDR data

27 February 2009

The Dutch Safety Board denied requests by the Dutch Public Prosecution Service (Openbaar Ministerie) for access to CVR/FDR readout data of Turkish Airlines flight TK1951. The Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 crashed on approach to Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. Safety Board officials feel witnesses will not be able to speak freely if they feel their statements could be […]

FAA amends Boeing 737 DFDR parameter regulations

4 December 2008

The FAA issued a final rule, amending the regulations governing flight data recorders to increase the number of digital flight data recorder parameters for all Boeing 737 series airplanes manufactured after August 18, 2000. This change is based on safety recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board following its investigations of two accidents and several […]

FAA issues final rule, revising CVR and DFDR regulations

6 March 2008

The U.S. FAA issued a final rule, amending cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and digital flight data recorder (DFDR) regulations affecting certain air carriers, operators, and aircraft manufacturers. This final rule increases the duration of certain CVR recordings, increases the data recording rate for certain DFDR parameters, requires physical separation of the DFDR and CVR, improves […]

CAA study on the effectiveness of image recorder systems

11 November 2006

The U.K. CAA initiated research to determine whether flight deck image recorder systems would provide useful additional information for accident investigations. The report provides a detailed analysis into the pros and cons of image recorders and concludes that if properly installed and appropriately analysed, flight deck image recording systems could provide useful additional information in […]

FAA proposes flight recorder upgrades

24 February 2005

The U.S. FAA proposed a series of significant upgrades to aircraft black boxes that will increase the quality, quantity, and survivability of recorded data. Under the proposed rules, all voice recorders must record the last two hours of cockpit audio instead of the currently required 15 to 30 minutes. Also, a 10-minute independent backup power […]

NTSB issues safety recommendations on FDR parameters

19 November 2003

The NTSB issued three safety recommendations, stating the need for flight data recorders that are capable of recording values that meet the accuracy requirements through the full dynamic range of each parameter at a frequency sufficient to determine a complete, accurate, and unambiguous time history of parameter activity, with emphasis on capturing each parameter’s dynamic […]