Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Strong demand for new commercial airplanes in downstream markets and increased defense spending on military aircraft have driven demand for industry products. In the next five years, International and domestic carriers will continue to demand more airplanes due to improved technology and an expansion of airline companies in Asia. With more new airplanes, more data and voice recorders manufactured by the industry will be demanded. In addition, the price of steel is expected to remain stable, keeping costs and profit margins constant.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Flight data recorders, also known as accident data recorders, are electronic systems that are installed in aircraft and then record operating data from the plane's systems. Commonly referred to as “black boxes”, they are actually bright orange or red for easier identification. There are two primary types of black boxes: cockpit voice recorders (CVRs) and flight data recorders (FDRs). These devices are used for accident investigations, air safety issues, material degradation and measuring engine performance.
Sensors are wired from various areas on the plane to the flight-data acquisition unit, which is connected to the FDR... purchase to read more