Position Paper

Streaming of Flight Data

May 05, 2022


IFALPA and ECA strongly support initiatives to improve search and rescue operations and the recovery of flight data recorders. However, they believe that the streaming of flight recorder data, other than as needed to track the location of an aircraft in distress, could introduce an unacceptable risk to the integrity of flight safety investigations. IFALPA and ECA therefore favour deployable flight recorders.