Tue, Apr 15, 2003
If You Build Them, Will the FAA Let Them Fly?
The National Transportation Safety Board, in
conjunction with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), will
host a symposium on transportation vehicle recorders, June 4-5,
2003, in Arlington (VA).
The symposium will bring together a broad spectrum of
manufacturers, operators, safety and regulatory officials, and
other industry and government specialists to share the latest
technical information and experiences in the use of vehicle
recorders in all modes of transportation.
"Vehicle recorders are critical tools for providing information
in an accident investigation," said NTSB Chairman Ellen Engleman.
"These innovative technologies that will be discussed at the
Symposium should provide us with vital information for future
Topics that will be explored during the two-day meeting
- State of the art in accident recorder technology.
- Accident recorder survivability/crashworthiness
- Video/imaging recorder technology.
- Data privacy issues.
- Acquiring data during regular commercial operations.
- Proactive use of data in commercial operations to prevent
accidents and mprove efficiency.
In addition, four transportation mode-specific workshops will be
conducted on the afternoon of the second day. The aviation-related
- Aviation workshop 1st topic: Presentation and discussion
on FedEx's experience on the installation of dual-combi recorders
and the re-certification of digital flight data recorder (DFDR)
- Aviation workshop 2nd topic: Presentation and discussion
on the adequacy of recorder data sources (filtering, sampling
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