AD Aerospace to Supply In-Flight Security to Cirrus
24 February 2006
Cirrus Airlines, who operate both charter and scheduled flights and is a member of Team Lufthansa, has chosen FlightVu Cockpit Door Monitoring System (CDMS) to enhance security on its Boeing B737-500 aircraft. Cirrus has taken this step to increase the safety and security of its passengers and crew as it considers this its top priority.
AD Aerospace of Manchester, UK and Aircraft Engineering & Installation Services Inc. (AEI) of Orlando, Florida, USA are providing the video security system and installation design respectively. The FlightVu CDMS system enables the flight crew to view the area outside the flight deck door, including the adjacent galleys, from their usual seated positions. The pilots can visually identify anyone requesting entry and take appropriate action should an incident arise.
“The safety and security of our passengers is our top priorities at Cirrus Airlines,” said Cirrus Airlines. “We believe that FlightVu CDMS from AD Aerospace will enhance the systems and procedures we already have in place, increasing our pilots situational awareness by giving them a clear view of activity outside the cockpit door.”
Security measures are being progressively improved and increased throughout the airline industry in recognition of the potential risks arising from terrorism and air rage. Although intrusion resistant cockpit doors have made pilots and the airlines safer, it has also isolated pilots leaving them unaware of what is happening in the cabin. This is where Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) comes into use.
“AD Aerospace are proud to have been selected by Cirrus to provide Cockpit Door Monitoring for its B737,” said Mike Horne, Managing Director, AD Aerospace. “By taking this step to protect their passengers and crew Cirrus is demonstrating its understanding of the modern commercial aerospace environment.”
The FlightVu CDMS consists of two or three CCTV cameras linked to a LCD monitor or monitors strategically mounted in the cockpit pedestal. The system provides the flight deck crew with clear, forward viewing, real-time video of the area outside the cockpit door. The CCTV cameras are flush mounted, in low-profile color coordinated housings, to the aircraft interior outside the secure cabin door and in the galley area. Infra Red Illuminators are included to allow the area to be viewed even with the cabin lights extinguished.
FlightVu cockpit door monitoring systems have been or are being installed on aircraft for, Air Seychelles, bmi, Britannia, BWIA, Corsair, easyJet, FlyJet, Germania, Hapag Lloyd, Britannia Nordic and MyTravel amongst others.
Media Contact: Rob Davies, Marketing Manager, AD Aerospace
AD Aerospace Ltd. designs and manufactures aerospace video camera systems for commercial aerospace, including state-of-the-art video security systems. The company, part of the AD Group, has EASA approvals for Manufacturing and Maintenance, and is an approved supplier to the Boeing Company. AD Aerospace has facilities in Cheshire UK, Atlanta USA and Singapore.
About AD Group
AD Group with its headquarters in Warrington, England, was established in 1997, its primary objective being to create and bring to market leading edge CCTV solutions. The pioneering nature of the Group’s products, with the emphasis very much on R&D, has undoubtedly been a critical element in AD’s success to date.
AD’s growth has been remarkable, with turnover soaring from £930k in 1998 to £89.2 million in 2004, a fact recognised when the Group came out on top in the prestigious Deloitte Indy 100 award for the UK’s fastest growing companies.
The principal shareholder of AD is Mike Newton who founded UK CCTV giant Dedicated Micros in 1982 which ranks No1 globally for multi channel digital video recorders. In 2001 Dedicated Micros became an integral part of AD Group. Since that time all AD companies have been able to take advantage of a shared technology base, offering the potential for flexible CCTV solutions on the ground, in the air and on the move. Members of AD Group include: AD Aerospace, AD Aviation, AD Network Video, ChipWrights, Dennard, Dedicated Micros, D-Tec, RemGuard, TSS and TES.
More information on AD is available at www.ad-group.co.uk.
Aircraft Engineering & Installation Services Inc. (AEI) is headquartered in Orlando, Florida USA with international offices in London, England and Beijing, China. AEI designs and manufactures Avionics System Integration Solutions for all types of avionics system applications, and serves the Air Transport, Regional Airline, and Heavy Corporate Jet markets. AEI holds FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) on a variety of avionics installation products for all major OEM aircraft. No matter what size the aircraft fleet is, AEI offers quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, highly qualified engineering, certification and on-site installation support to airlines worldwide. For more information, please contact AEI Inc. at 407-438-4436, or visit the company website at www.aei.aero
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