Fit to Fly with KAPTURE Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorders
Stay fit for flight with extended cockpit voice and flight data recorders to protect your data and meet the mandates. KAPTURE 25-Hour CVR/FDR complies with all the latest TSOs, meets EASA EUROCAE ED-112A requirements, and records data link communications.
Built-In Recorder Independent Power Supply
Universal Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorders are built to last, with continued recording for 10 minutes in the event of a power outage. Our patented Recorder Independent Power Supply (RIPS) is internal to the CVFDR, reducing weight and costs compared
to an external LRU or bolt-on device. Fly without the worry of periodic maintenance - RIPS uses a capacitor pack rather than batteries.
Universal KAPTURE - 6th generation CVR/FDR solution
The KAPTURE line of Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorders includes five lightweight and compact model options, providing a customized recording solution for your aircraft. Available models include a CVR, FDR, and combination Cockpit Voice and Flight
Data Recorder (CVFDR).
Each model features a lithium free 90-day Underwater Locator Beacon (ULB), and the CVR and CVFDR models offer a patented internal Recorder Independent Power Supply (RIPS) option.
UA’s sixth generation of recorders include all the features and benefits of the company’s previous CVR/FDR product line with reduced weights, plus many improvements and enhanced
With increased cockpit voice and ambient audio recording capability of over 25 hours, the CVR and CVFDR models meet EASA’s mandate which requires all aircraft with an MTOW of 59,500 lbs. first issued with an individual Certificate of Airworthiness
(CoA) on or after January 1, 2021, to be equipped with a 25-hour CVR. Recorded playback is proven to be clear and audible. The CVR and CVFDR models also provide over 25 hours of non-audio recording such as UTC, rotor speed, and data link messaging.
The FDR offers over 90 hours of recording ARINC 717 data, and the inclusion of two ARINC 429 ports allows for an additional 25 hours of data and expanded integration capabilities.
The KAPTURE line of CVR/FDR offers the utmost in reliability with high Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) and is backed by UA’s world-renowned customer support. The line is designed for operators seeking a recording solution that meets all of the
latest certifications and requirements, including MOPS ED-112A compliance, for the freedom to fly around the world.
Cockpit Voice Recording
- Over 25 hours of cockpit voice and ambient audio
- Over 25 hours of non-audio (UTC, rotor speed, data link messaging)
Flight Data Recording
- ARINC 717: Over 90 hours of flight data storage
- ARINC 429: Two inputs, at least 25 hours of flight data storage
Voice/Data Stored in Solid-State Flash Memory
Patented Internal Recorder Independent Power Supply (RIPS):
Optional backup power allows the CVR to record data for 10 minutes +/- 1 minute after a power fail.
Maintenance on Condition Yields Lower Cost of Ownership:
No requirement for periodic maintenance (excluding ULB)
90 Day ULB with No Lithium Batteries:
No special conditions and no dangerous goods shipping requirements
ARINC 757 Compatible Recorded Inputs
- Three crew microphones
- One area microphone
- Helicopter rotor speed
- Data link ARINC 758
Control Unit Options
- PC-based ramp testing/diagnostic
Meet all of the latest certifications and requirements for the freedom to fly around the world.
The KAPTURE CVR/FDR meet the following qualifications:
- TSO-C123c, Cockpit Voice Recorder Systems
- TSO-C124c, Flight Data Recorder Systems
- TSO-C155b, Recorder Independent Power Supply
- TSO-C177a, Data Link Recorder Systems
- EUROCAE ED-112A, Minimum Operational Performance Specification for Crash Protected Airborne Recorder Systems
- DO-160G (Rotorcraft and fixed wing vibration)
- DO-178C, Level D
- RTCA/DO-254 DAL D
- TCCA SOR/2019-130 (RIPS Mandate)
KAPTURE CVR/FDR Product Models
- CVFDR-1650 (Combined CVR and FDR unit)
- CVFDR-1650R (Combined CVR and FDR unit with embedded RIPS)
- CVR-1651 (Baseline CVR)
- CVR-1651R (CVR with embedded RIPS)
- FDR-1652 (Baseline FDR)
Flight Archive Ground Maintenance Tool
UA's versatile Flight Archive Ground Maintenance Tool allows for faster data and audio downloads and field-loadable software updates with the KAPTURE CVR/FDR. The PC-based program can also be used to perform several maintenance and testing functions.
The interface uses an Ethernet connection between the CVR/FDR and the PC running the Flight Archive application. Flight Archive's current version runs on Windows 7 or newer (32-bit or 64-bit) operating systems with a 1 GHz CPU and 2 GB RAM.
Paired with improved download speeds from the CVR/FDR itself, and removing the need for a Quick Access Recorder (QAR), operators gain significant savings in time and maintenance costs.