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Cockpit door monitoring systems
Article Type: Safety notes From: Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal, Volume 80, Issue 4
Austrian Airlines AG, the Austrian flag carrier, has selected AD Aerospace to supply cockpit door monitoring systems (CDMS) for its fleet of six Boeing 767 aircraft. Austrian which has always been in the forefront of aircraft safety has opted for the CabinVu-123 system which has less LRUs, lower weight and simplified installation over earlier systems. The system gives pilots greatly improved situational awareness with a clear view of any activity outside the cockpit door and in the adjacent galleys thus improving aircraft safety and security.
“At Austrian Airlines safety takes the highest priority and the CabinVu-123 CDMS will be a fantastic addition to the equipment and procedures we already have in place” said Walter Hechenberger, Executive Vice President/Technik of Austrian Airlines. “Choosing AD Aerospace was made easier as they were able to meet the tight deadlines we had for installation of the systems.”
CabinVu-123 provides pilots with a forward looking, clear and unobstructed view of the area outside the cockpit door and in the adjacent galleys from their usual seated positions. A series of cameras link to either one or two monitors and controllers in the cockpit set forward of the pilots for ease and comfort of use.
This means that the pilots can visually identify anyone requesting entry and take appropriate action should an incident arise. This is in line with recommendations with the forthcoming EU-OPS 1.1255 Sub Part S.