North Flight Data Systems

North Flight Data Systems, LLC, is a company dedicated to the design, manufacturing, integration and support of lightweight flight safety equipment and services.  Our goal is to provide the best-in-class lightweight recorders for both fixed and rotary wing fleets worldwide.  

NORTH provides all in-house product design specification, product manufacturing responsibility, quality assurance and system support.  Our product line of cockpit voice and video recorders (O.V.V.R./CV2R) far exceed any current regulations or EUROCAE recommendations.  In addition, our Multi Function Data Acquisition Unit (MFDAU) can collect current ARINC 429 and 717 data streams as well as multiple analog inputs from legacy helicopters and airplanes.  








NORTH Equipment



The O.V.V.R. combines the Outerlink Voice Panel messaging system with a continuous 8-hour recording loop of one video and six audio input sources.



The CV2R is provides a continuous 12+ hour recording loop of one video and six audio input sources.  The system has provisions to accept GPS data stream.  Audio, video and GPS playback software is included. 

Quick Access Recorder

The QAR is a remotely mountable FTP recording device that contains 2ea High Performance 16 GB SD cards.  One SD card records audio, video and GPS data.  The second SD card records all aircraft performance and redundant GPS data.


Multi Function Data Acquisition Unit

The MFDAU is a self contained unit that uses internal gyros and accelerometers to track three dimensional movement G forces and external systems data.  The internal magnetometer and pitot static sensors provide accurate heading, speed and altitude information. 


Cockpit Camera

The High Resolution FD600CAM-2 color camera has been certified for use with the FDS.  The camera has a standard CCD lens thread for use with any CCD lens.  


Area microphone

Customers may elect to add the NORTH in-line area microphone.  The small and lightweight mic has been DO-160 tested and can feed one of the six available channels within the audio recorder.  



NORTH has developed software specifically designed to assist customers with easy to use Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) programs.  The Flight Analysis Safety Trends and Reporting System (FASTARS) provides a full software suite.  The suite includes each STC'd aircraft configuration, full graphing and tabular data display.  An event module allows customers to build a custom set of operational events to evaluate fleet performance.