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Press Release: Curtiss-Wright certified for MC-21 imaging flight recorder

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Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueCurtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a proven leading supplier of rugged avionics solutions, today announced that it has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Technical Standard Order (TSO) certification for the imaging multi-purpose flight recorder (iMPFR), cockpit area camera, cockpit area microphone and imaging cockpit control unit elements of the ISSKOR flight recorder system supporting Irkut Corporation’s MC-21 aircraft platform.

The EASA certification is also recognized by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) and other regulatory bodies.

The ISSKOR system integrates all of the major components required to gather and store critical flight data (parametric, voice, cockpit image, display data, and datalink) in crash protected memory based on Curtiss-Wright’s industry-leading Fortress® flight data recorder solutions. The iMPFR supplied for use on the MC-21 exceeds 25 hours recording capacity for parametric flight data and datalink information. It is also capable of recording more than two hours of 4 channels of digital voice and cockpit image data.


“We are very pleased to have received EASA TSO certification for the iMPFR and other components used in the ISSKOR flight recorder system selected by Irkut for their exciting new MC-21 twinjet airliner program,” said Lynn Bamford, President, Defense and Power Segments. “We are uniquely positioned to provide our aviation customers with complete data recording system solutions, fully integrated and tested, leveraging our best-in-class Fortress cockpit voice and flight data recorder solutions.”

Curtiss-Wright designs and manufactures its flight recorder products at its Bournemouth, UK and Dublin, Ireland facilities.

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About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company is headquartered in Davidson, N.C. and employs approximately 8,300 people worldwide.