Newly manufactured aircraft must be trackable, even when severely damaged, and cockpit voice recorder (CVR) recordings will be extended to 25 hours under a new set of regulations adopted by the European Commission. The rules, which will be “gradually implemented” through European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) guidance, apply to European Union (EU)-operated passenger aircraft above 19 seats and 27 tonnes, as well as cargo aircraft exceeding 45.5 tonnes. “For the general ...

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