NORTH Flight Data Systems, LLC® (NORTH FDS) is a company dedicated to the design, manufacturing, integration and support of lightweight flight safety equipment and services. Our goal is to provide the Best-in-Class lightweight recorders for both fixed and rotary wing fleets worldwide.
NORTH FDS, headquartered in Shreveport, LA, provides all in-house product design specification, product manufacturing responsibility, Quality Assurance and system support. Our innovative design allows us to have modular equipment and possess a broad interface capability to enable customers to use the same system components for both their new digital as well as all their legacy analog aircraft. The company’s product line of cockpit voice and video recorders (O.V.V.R./CV²R) far exceed any current regulations or EUROCAE recommendations. In addition, our Multi Function Data Acquisition Unit (MFDAU) can collect current ARINC 429 and 717 data streams as well as multiple analog inputs from legacy helicopters and airplanes.
All products have been tested to the most recent FAA DO-160F high vibration rotorcraft standards and are FAA STC’d. We offer our customers the most comprehensive aviation safety equipment as a tool to enable them to best manage, train, and improve the safety and performance of their operations. Current fleet-wide deployments and installations are underway with industry leaders such as PHI Air Medical® and Metro Aviation®. Our systems are installed in the EC135, EC145, and AS350 airframes with current STC programs underway for additional models.