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Flight Recorders

Volume 227: debated on Friday 2 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consideration has been given to the fitting of flight recorders to aircraft operated by his Department.

It is my Department's policy that all new aircraft shall be fitted with accident data recorders—ADRs. However, in most circumstances, the technical difficulties and costs involved in retro-fitting ADRs to older aircraft types would not be justified.