Universal Avionics recently introduced a new line of CVRs and digital FDRs which comply with the latest U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Final Rule mandating recorder independent power supply (RIPS) in forward-fit applications for certain aircraft. RIPS technology provides a backup power source in the event of a main power fail. Universal Avionics’ CVFDR is the lightest CVR and digital FDR combination unit with an internal RIPS to achieve FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification approvals. Its CVFDR-145R with RIPS will be standard on the Sikorsky S-76D and will be optional on the S-76C++ platform. This marks Universal Avionics’ entry into the Parts 27 and Parts 29 rotorcraft market with a cockpit voice and flight data recorder as a forward-fit option. Universal Avionics manufactures and markets an extensive line of advanced avionics equipment. Product lines include the UNS-1 SBAS-enabled (WAAS) flight management systems; the EFI-890R flat panel dDisplay; a line of LCD Integrated cockpit displays; Vision-1 synthetic vision system; terrain awareness and warning system; cockpit voice recorders; radio control units; and the application server unit which integrates charts, electronic documents, and checklists with displays systems. For more information visit www.uasc.com or call (8000 321-5253.