Quick Recovery of Flight Recorder Data

The over-arching objective of this research study is to identify and assess technical solutions for the automatic wireless data transmission to quickly recover flight recorder data after an accident in a remote land area or an oceanic area for the purpose of faster understanding of the causal and contributory factors of an accident.

Main objectives

The overall objectives of the project are to identify and to assess a series of candidate solutions for the wireless transmission of flight recorder data from commercial air transport aircraft in case of an accident in a remote land area or an oceanic area while considering thoroughly the challenges, constraints and limitations of each technical solution and the challenging conditions of an accident. The evaluation of the candidate solutions will address the technical feasibility and maturity, the performance and the related constraints as well as the cost indicators in comparison to current flight data recorder installations.