Flight Deck Entry Video Surveillance System (FDEVSS) (Line-Fit)
The Flight Deck Entry Video Surveillance System (FDEVSS) is offerable on the Boeing options catalogue for the B737 Max. There is a version known as the Flight Deck Door Surveillance System (FDDSS) available on the Airbus A220. There is also a CDSS solution available as line-fit on the COMAC C919.
The system comprises of three cameras (FV-0406) and illuminators (FV-1038) with camera control units (FV-0950) which input to a switcher unit (FV-0530) which in turn provides displays to the aircraft MFD the views from each camera selected by means of a cockpit mounted FV-1070 control panel. These systems are installed by Boeing as line fit during the manufacture of the aircraft.
Both the retro-fit Cockpit Door Surveillance System (CDSS) or line-fit Flight Deck Entry Video Surveillance System (FDEVSS) satisfy the requirement for a non-intrusive, non-distracting method of identification by the Captain and First Officer of who is trying to gain access to the flight deck/cockpit. In some airspace regions such as Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific this is a mandated requirement, however in non-mandated regions airlines are choosing to have systems installed. AD Aerospace, having a Boeing certified offerable system supplies many of the worlds leading airlines and leasing companies either as SPE or BFE purchases.
The system acts as deterrent to terrorism and air rage and helps to prevent catastrophic loss of aircraft from terrorism or revenge motivation. In summary the solution represents a low-cost option to significantly increase levels of aircraft safety and security.
Global regulators strongly recommend video systems. Many European carriers proceeded with the installation of Flight Deck Entry Video Surveillance Systems after 9/11 and before mandates were issued. ICAO Annex 6 – Part 1 – Chapter 13 – Standard 13.2.3(b) (1 Nov 2003):
“means shall be provided for monitoring from either pilot’s station the entire door area outside the flight crew compartment to identify persons requesting entry and to detect suspicious behaviour or potential threat.” This was then interpreted into the Eurocae Minimum Operating Specification ED-123 which describes the minimum specification for a cockpit door surveillance system.
AD Aerospace has been supplying the B737 production line with FDEVSS for decades. Current partners include major airlines such as United Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Fly Dubai, TUI and many more. AD Aerospace also supplies this system to most of the leading aircraft lessors including AerCap, SMBC Aviation Capital, Avolon, CDB Aviation, Aviation Capital Group, Air Lease Corporation amongst others.
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