Sensor solutions provider Hensoldt has a new product, the SferiRec Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder (CVFDR). It uses the latest technology and the design focuses on high reliability and weight reduction, characterised by new features and flexible application. The software is field loadable and readout is possible without the need to power the aircraft.
Following the SferiRec LCR100 for smaller flying platforms, Hensoldt is now also able to equip medium and large flying platforms with the CVFDR (certified to ED112A). The device is much smaller in size then previous models; thanks to the compact design the weight is only 2.8kg/6.17lbs, making it one of the lightest ED112A combined recorders on the market. The Hensoldt SferiRec CVFDR will be EASA ETSO certified.
"Our new CVFDR will use the latest technology with the design focus on highest reliability and weight reduction," says head of the airborne solutions business unit Steffen Kolditz. "The SferiRec CVFDR has a modular architecture in order to store at least 25 hours of audio, data link and flight data on an integrated crash protected memory module."
For more than 35 years Hensoldt has been developing and producing flight data recorders for military aircraft and helicopter types, including the Tornado combat aircraft, the P3C Orion maritime reconnaissance aircraft and helicopters ranging from the NH90 and Tiger to the UH-1D and CH-53. Several STCs are available for Beechcraft King Air series and Airbus Helicopter H135 aircraft.