ARINC Characteristic 747-3

747-3 Flight Data Recorder

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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This document provides design guidance for the development and installation of Flight Data Recorders (FDR) which may utilize solid state memory and which may employ some means of data compression. The Flight Data Recorder will be utilized with a Flight Data Acquisition Unit (FDAU) (ARINC Characteristic 573) or a Digital Flight Data Acquisition Unit (DFDAU) (ARINC Characteristic 717) to accommodate mandatory flight data recording and other flight data acquisition needs. The document provides guidance and information to ensure customer controlled interchangeability of equipment in a standard aircraft installation and in data retrieval. The system capability was expanded to accommodate a data bus speed of 1024 words per second.

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