Air International 2020-10
T.Haynes - Black boxes: built to survive
The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar and Boeing 747-100 were among the first aircraft to feature re-writable flight recorders.
Both the CVR and FDR were removed from the Asiana 214 crash aircraft relatively undamaged
The form-factor of most black boxes is the same, which means that they can be upgraded easily
The cockpit voice recorder was crucial in discovering the cause of the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash at San Francisco International in July 2013
Following the crash of Air France Flight 447 on June 1, 2009 it took nearly two years for the black boxes to be recovered from the crash site
The first flight recorder was conceived by Australian scientist, David Warren in 1953