July 24, 2008
GE Begins Delivery of Flight Recorders for Boeing 787
GE-Aviation today announced it has completed qualification and has begun delivery of its new enhanced airborne flight recorder (EAFR) for the Boeing 787 aircraft.
"GE's flight recorder is the first to meet the new FAA regulations and we are delighted to be on the Boeing 787 with this technology." said John Ferrie, President of GE's Aviation Systems. "The enhanced airborne flight recorder is the newest in our recorder product family and includes improved capabilities for safety investigators to find and remedy the causes of incidents."The GE system has a greater recording capacity than existing recorders and is the first to fully meet new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight recorder regulations put in place in March of this year. The EAFR system features network-connectivity that enables reconfigurable flight data acquisition. It is also the first flight recorder to have a recorder independent power supply which allows operation in the event of a power failure. The EAFR has data link recording as mandated by the FAA and a crash survivable memory which meets environmental requirements.
GE supplies the EAFR as part of the Rockwell Collins network communications package for the Boeing 787 program. GE also supplies the GEnx engine, fixed and moveable wing structures as well as landing gear actuation and the common core system direct to Boeing for the 787 program.
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