Operators of Boeing 737NGs can now take advantage of the latest generation flight-data and cockpit-voice recorders following approval for a retrofit.

In addition, the validation will allow carriers using Canadian-registered 737s to meet a safety mandate that comes into force this year.

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Operators of Canadian-registered 737NGs must meet new CVR mandate by May

L3Harris Technologies has received supplemental type certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration and Transport Canada for the installation of its SRVIVR25 A757 recorder on the Boeing narrowbody.

The same system is already standard equipment on the latest Airbus single-aisle aircraft.

L3Harris says the SRVIVR25 offers a ”quick, economical upgrade using the existing footprint” which “provides faster processing, data download capabilities and fleet commonality”.

It can capture 25h of voice and flight-data, and incorporates an independent 10min back-up battery – a feature mandated by Transport Canada for all Canadian-registered aircraft equipped with a cockpit-voice recorder. Operators have until May this year to perform the upgrade.

“The SRVIVR25 family reduces replacement or upgrade costs and ground support time with easy and quick data extraction,” says Alan Crawford, president, L3Harris Commercial Aviation.