The Recovery Data Module, model 300 (RDM-300) is a small crash-hardened flight data recorder and has been equipped with an auto-detect feature for ARINC or serial buses, making it possible to install in any type of aircraft.
Aircraft manufacturers have realized the benefits of recovering flight data to help investigators determine if an incident or accident was caused by an airplane system problem, an external event or pilot error. Historically, this has contributed to system design improvements.
David Batcheller, President and CEO of Appareo, said: “This module is ideal for aircraft that are not required to carry ED-112 compliant, large, heavy data recorders, but rather, for applications where reliable survivability of flight data provides great business and investigative value.”
While it is typically used to collect parametric data, the RDM-300 can also be configured to collect cockpit voice recorder or cockpit image data.