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Cockpit security system for Comair aircraft

AD Aerospace : 09 April, 2009  (Application Story)
The CabinVu-123 cockpit door monitoring system from AD Aerospace will be installed in the new Boeing 737 aircraft of South African Comair
Comair Limited, British Airways' franchise partner in South Africa, has returned to AD Aerospace, an AD Group company, for a CabinVu-123 Cockpit Door Monitoring System to enhance in-flight security on its new B737 aircraft. The system improves security by increasing the situational awareness of the pilots by providing them with a clear and unrestricted view of any activity in the area outside the cockpit door and in the adjacent galleys.

"We have been very pleased with the quality and reliability of the CabinVu-123 systems we operate. So we have been happy to return to AD Aerospace for video security for our new aircraft," said Erik Venter, Joint CEO of Comair Limited. "The CabinVu-123 cockpit door monitoring system helps our pilots by increasing their security and that of the entire aircraft along with the existing safety and security procedures we have in place."

CabinVu-123, which has less LRUs, lower weight and simplified installation than earlier systems, 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 are linked to either one or two monitors and associated controllers within easy reach of the pilots for ease and comfort of use.

With the view provided by the system the pilots can visually identify anyone requesting entry and take appropriate action, should an incident arise. This is in line with recommendations from ICAO Annex 6, EUROCAE ED-123 and provides compliance with EU-OPS 1.1255 Sub Part S, FAA 14 CFR 121.313(k) and 14 CFR 121.584 (a)

"It's always pleasing when an existing customer returns to us," said Mike Horne, Managing Director, AD Aerospace. "And with Comair who was our first customer in Africa its great to see its fleet renewal programme progressing so well."

FlightVu equipment has been or is being installed on aircraft for: Boeing, airBaltic, Austrian Airlines, GECAS, ILFC, Neoa, Privilege, Orient Thai, Comair, easyJet, Hainan, Germanaia, TUIfly, Sama and MyTravel amongst others

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