Recent Incidents Jump-Start FAA’s CVR Upgrade Proposal

The FAA plans to propose mandating cockpit voice recorders with at least 25-hr recording capabilities, harmonizing its rules with EASA and ICAO.
Credit: NTSB
A push to collect more data to help mitigate safety risks has helped justify a pending FAA proposal to mandate cockpit voice recorders (CVRs) with 25-hr. durations. The FAA confirmed March 16 that a long-stalled plan to propose upgrading CVRs from current 2-hr. recording minimum to at least 25 hr...

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