Flight Data Recorder

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Term Flight Data Recorder
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Mandatory for


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Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR)

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Abbreviation

FDR

Definition

device used to record specific aircraft performance parameters.

Definition Source

Skybrary, http://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/Flight_Data_Recorder_(FDR)

Note

The purpose of a FDR system is to collect and record data from a variety of airplane sensors onto a medium designed to survive an accident.

Flight recorders comprise two systems, a flight data recorder (FDR) and a cockpit voice recorder (CVR). Sometimes, both FDR and CVR functions are combined into a single unit (ICAO Definition: Combination recorders). Combination recorders need to meet the flight recorder equipage requirements as specifically indicated in ICAO Annex 6 – Operation of Aircraft. (Note source: Skybrary)