Flight Data Recorder & Cockpit Voice Recorder FDR –Time, Airspeed, Altitude, Heading, Acceleration, Attitude & Outside Air Temperature –Engine and Rotor speed –Cockpit controls CVR –Min. 2 hours recording time and 10 minutes after loss of power –Solid state only, no magnetic tape
Flight Data Recorder & Cockpit Voice Recorder Black Box –accident investigation – N.T.S.B. Student Pilot Training Aid –record dual and solo training flight profiles –review student pilot technique / performance Maintenance Prediction –engine and airframe performance Aircraft Tracking, etc. –live or recorded Improves Flight Safety?
Small Helicopters (2004) Make & ModelEmpty Weight / Seats Fleet SizeAccidents Bell TH-13/47749kg / 31,1929 Bell 206777kg / 52,44434 Enstrom F-28/280744kg / 34406 Robinson R22388kg / 21,06530 Robinson R44684kg / 457611 Schweizer 269/300499kg / 392612 Total (small helicopters)(53.7%) 6,643(48.8%) 102 Total of all types12,365209
F.D.R. Families (New / Solid-State Technology) Multi-Channel (50+) with Audio and Video Capabilities “EMMA” (< 1kg, < $1000) Multi-Channel (<24) “Jemma” variants (< 250g, < $250)
“EMMA” F.D.R. Full-Featured extensible modular design Voice and Video capable External display capable 100’s to 1000’s hours data storage (aircraft lifetime) GPS position Attitude Temperatures Internal U.P.S. provides power in emergency <1kg weight / <$1000 cost
“Jemma 2” mini F.D.R. modular variants Reduced functionality – modular variant design Same size as Jemma 1 External character display capable Standalone operation 250g weight / < $250 cost 2000+ hours data storage GPS Attitude Custom Channels - Engine temperature Engine RPM Rotor RPM Control Positions
Need a Software System too 1.Data Transfer 2.Data Viewer 3.Statistical Data Analysis > Reports pilot technique aircraft condition 4.Database System