This AML STC, validated by the Mexico Federal Civil Aviation of Mexico (AFAC), installs the Curtiss-Wright Fortress Flight Data Recorder with Cockpit Voice Recorder, Class C Cockpit Image Recorder including a Dukane Seacom Underwater Locating Device. The expanded AML now covers additional legacy Learjet, Citation, and Hawker models including the Lear 60, the Hawker 400, and the Cessna 560. The STC utilizes the Class C AIR camera to record images of the cockpit instrument panel to record key flight parameters. This simplified installation significantly reduces costs and downtime when compared to a traditional FDR installation
Any Part 25 charter aircraft (USA) that operates in Mexican airspace or is Mexican registered over 5500kg must have this equipment installed per AFAC requirements. The Mexico requirement is based on ICAO Annex 6 documentation. All equipment is ED-112A certified and includes an EASA (E)TSO approved 25‑hour Cockpit Voice Recorder and (E)TSO-176a two (2) hour Airborne Image Recorder.
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