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Cockpit Voice Recorders

Volume 300: debated on Friday 7 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to the letter T/PSO/5874/97 of 15 July, to the hon. Member for Linlithgow, what progress has been made in research into the use of the CVR to differentiate between bomb blasts and structural failure. [14501]

A study has recently been completed by the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at Southampton University into Cockpit Voice Recorder Transient Signatures. The results of this study have been produced in a report which has been made available to the Department. The conclusions are currently under consideration by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.