Recorder, Data, Flight

This is an unflown example of a flight data recorder that has been installed on most modern commercial aircraft in the United States beginning in the 1990s. It uses all solid-state recording, and is designed to withstand the shock of a crash, fire, or submersion under water. ALthough popularly known as the "Black Box," it is in fact painted bright orange to make it easier to locate.

Gift of Loral Data Systems.

Physical Description:
Rectangular metal box equipped with handle on front face filled with circuit boards and electronic components.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Loral Data Systems

Type
AVIONICS

Materials
Circuit cards - Epoxy glass
Circuit Chips - Integrated
Connectors - Integrated
Housing - Stainless Steel
Dimensions
3-D: 20.3 x 55.9 x 12.2cm (8 x 22 x 4 13/16 in.)

This is an unflown example of a flight data recorder that has been installed on most modern commercial aircraft in the United States beginning in the 1990s. It uses all solid-state recording, and is designed to withstand the shock of a crash, fire, or submersion under water. ALthough popularly known as the "Black Box," it is in fact painted bright orange to make it easier to locate.

Gift of Loral Data Systems.

Physical Description:
Rectangular metal box equipped with handle on front face filled with circuit boards and electronic components.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Loral Data Systems

Type
AVIONICS

Materials
Circuit cards - Epoxy glass
Circuit Chips - Integrated
Connectors - Integrated
Housing - Stainless Steel
Dimensions
3-D: 20.3 x 55.9 x 12.2cm (8 x 22 x 4 13/16 in.)

ID: A19950036000