The unit will be the basis of a new generation of combined flight recorders
designed and manufactured by L3 that addresses the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirement to extend the duration of voice recording to 25 hours.
Designed to float, the crash-protected memory module containing up to 25 hours of recorded cockpit voice and flight data will be equipped with an integrated Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) to help rescue teams to rapidly locate and recover flight recorders
The flight recorders
contain data from aircraft systems which could shed light on what brought the plane down last month, Egyptian investigators said on Friday.
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The signals were picked up by French survey ship Laplace, which is using acoustic detection systems to listen for the "pings" emitted by the flight recorders
, France's aviation safety agency BEA said.
The long-awaited conclusions of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) confirmed that the helicopter which crashed in to the packed pub did not have a flight recorder
Data from radar and the aircraft's two "black box" flight recorders
is providing investigators with a clearer picture of what occurred during the final minutes of Flight QZ8501.
On Wednesday, the MH17 flight recorders
, known as black boxes, were delivered to the United Kingdom, where Air Accidents Investigation Branch specialists in Farnborough will study them.
13 ( ANI ): The Royal Navy's HMS Echo, which carries sophisticated equipment for detecting underwater signals, has joined the hunt for flight recorders
and black boxes from the missing Malaysian plane.
The flight recorders
are held in waterproof orange cases, which are designed to withstand huge water pressure at depths of up to 15,000ft.
He said the flight recorders
were found in the morning on May 16.
Search parties scouring the sea bed off Brazil's northeast coast have recovered the second of two flight recorders
from the Air France aircraft that crashed into the Atlantic in June 2009, investigators said on Tuesday.