An end to black box black-out

日期:2019-03-03 04:01:07 作者:挚目孔 阅读:

Cockpit voice recorders in US airliners are to be upgraded to provide more useful data in future air accident investigations. The Federal Aviation Administration said on 24 February that it is preparing to order airlines to fit back-up batteries to these “black boxes” so that they can operate for at least 10 minutes without power from the aircraft’s electrical system. During normal operations, the recorders will have to store 2 hours of data, rather than 30 minutes as now. The move follows recommendations from the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB),