Position Paper

Airborne Image Recorders (AIRs) and Recording Systems (AIRS)

Feb 08, 2016

Abstract

AIRs and Airborne Image Recording Systems (AIRS) have been recommended by some Accident Investigation Authorities as an additional tool for accident investigations.

Whilst IFALPA strongly supports initiatives to improve safety, the Federation believes that the use of AIR data would not provide significant added value to an accident investigation. The extensive UK CAA study on the subject published as CAP 762 (2006) shows that, regardless of any additional information that AIRs might give, visual data is also subject to misinterpretation, which can lead the investigation astray.