FODR® is an electronic measurement and recording system which stores select aerodynamic, mechanical, weather and operational data associated with the use of aircraft, particularly helicopters. FODR® collects and stores this information in electronic format for such uses as maintenance warranty repair, and incident and accident investigation.
The system is ruggedized, but not crash or flame proof as are traditional aircraft crash recorders. The intent is to record information regarding how the aircraft is operated and provide this information, with proper authorization, to pilots, ground maintenance personnel, as well as aircraft manufacturers.
Stored data is not displayed in real time, but is accessed with an electronic reading device through a USB port when the aircraft is at rest.
Subject to modification without notice.