AD Aerospace Video Safety and Security Systems for Aircraft
AD Aerospace manufactures the FlightVu range of aerospace video products, including state-of-the-art video security and safety systems. In addition to general security applications such as threat detection, physical security and access control, these systems can be used for monitoring activity in the cockpit, passenger cabin, external control services and for cargo hold surveillance.
AD Aerospace sincerely and passionately believes that video systems can be used to improve the safety and security of aircraft and their passengers, and that AD Aerospace is the best in the world at delivering this technology.
AD Aerospace is headquartered in Manchester, UK, with service/support offices in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, as well as regional sales/support offices in Moscow, Rome, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, Delhi, Seattle, Miami, Bogotá, Mexico City, San Salvador, Santiago, Chile and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
AD Aerospace is part of the AD Group of companies, pioneers and market leaders in state-of-the-art CCTV solutions on the ground, in the air and on the move.
AD Aerospace Limited (Cage Code KD369) is a designer and manufacturer of video camera systems for commercial aerospace with AS9100 quality approvals, EASA approvals for Manufacturing: (UK.21G.2205) and Maintenance: (UK.145.00613), and is an approved supplier to The Boeing Company (Supplier Number 694845). AD Aerospace’s Atlanta facility holds FAR145 approvals for Maintenance (Repair Station OZ0464Y).
FlightVu CCTV systems
The generic term for all AD Aerospace camera (CCTV) and server systems is FlightVu. They are designed and manufactured to be fitted in the demanding environment of fixed-wing and rotor aircraft. These systems can be split into four main categories:
Witness passenger protection system
Witness is a server-based system for the protection of passengers in the airline cabin. This consists of a network of internally mounted, covert and overt, cameras connected to a video server with ‘Panic’ buttons for crew use in the event of an incident (from disruptive passengers to terrorist acts).
The FlightVu Witness camera system can be promoted to passengers by placing emphasis on their safety and protection. Recordings are produced in such a way as to be court admissible evidence.
CabinVu Flightdeck monitoring system
The CabinVu Cockpit Door Monitoring System improves cockpit safety by increasing the situational awareness of the pilots providing them with a clear and unrestricted view of the area outside the cockpit door and in the adjacent galleys.
A series of cameras are linked to either one or two monitors and associated controllers within easy reach of the pilots for ease and comfort of use. This allows the pilots to identify persons requesting entry and to detect suspicious behaviour or potential threat in line with ICAO, EUROCAE and other standards.
Defender aircraft security system
Defender is a server-based system for securing VIP aircraft on the ground. It consists of a network of internally and externally mounted cameras joined to a recorder/server with Video Motion Detection.
Alarmed video signals are fed to an onboard recorder where they stored on a removable solid state drive. Local review of the stored video can be achieved via a laptop PC or EFB connected to the Ethernet output on the aircraft recorder unit.
CargoVu freight and baggage security
FlightVu CargoVu is a series of cameras within the cargo area of aircraft connected to a video server and possibly a flight deck display, which allows a visual check, either live or recorded, on cargo loading to assess progress and monitor for illegal activity.
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AD Aerospace, part of the AD Group, will be exhibiting its aircraft video systems for safety and security at the MAKS 2011 exhibition in Moscow this August alongside United Interiors International, its agents for Russia, the CIS and Baltic States, in hall 3, stand number B29. "This regiRead more
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AD Aerospace has achieved official FAA FAR 145 Repair Station approval enabling AD Aerospace to provide an increased level of customer service to its clients throughout the world. All AD Aerospace FlightVu aircraft video safety and security equipment can now be serviced and repaired to the high sRead more
Aegean Airlines, Greece's largest airline, has chosen CabinVu in-flight security systems from AD Aerospace, an AD Group company, for fitting on a Boeing 737-400 aircraft. The cockpit door monitoring system (CDMS) improves the security of the flight deck and the entire aircraft. It increRead more
SmartLynx, the Latvian charter airline, has chosen AD Aerospace, an AD Group company, to supply a CabinVu Cockpit Door Monitoring System to improve in-flight security on board its A320 aircraft. CabinVu increases flight deck security by giving the pilots’ a clear view of any activity outside theRead more
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AeroSvit, the Ukraine's largest network carrier, has selected AD Aerospace, an AD Group company, to supply CabinVu in-flight security systems for fitting on its Boeing 767 and 737 aircraft. The cockpit door monitoring system improves the safety of the cockpit by increasing the situationRead more
Icelandair, the innovative airline and Iceland’s flag carrier, has chosen CabinVu from AD Aerospace, an AD Group company, to improve safety and security on board its B757 aircraft. CabinVu increases cockpit security by giving the pilots’ a clear view of any activity outside the cockpit door and iRead more
AD Aerospace has appointed United Interiors International (UII), as agents for its FlightVu range of products for Russia, the CIS and the Baltic States. UII will support and promote AD Aerospace's FlightVu range of aerospace video safety and security systems in the area stretching from Estonia toRead more
Comair Limited, British Airways' franchise partner in South Africa, has returned to AD Aerospace, an AD Group company, for a CabinVu-123 cockpit door monitoring system to enhance in-flight security on its new B737 aircraft. The system improves security by increasing the situational awRead more
Air Italy, the dynamic charter airline, has chosen AD Aerospace, an AD Group company, to supply CabinVu-123 to improve safety and security on board its B737 aircraft. CabinVu-123 increases cockpit security by giving the pilots a clear view of any activity outside the cockpit door and in the adjaRead more
Mike Vernon, production manager at AD Aerospace (which is part of AD Group), has recently been awarded his masters degree as one of the first set of graduates to complete The Manufacturing Institute’s MSc in Manufacturing Leadership. Mike completed the two and a half year course supported throughRead more
Europe Airpost, the pan-European charter operator, has chosen AD Aerospace, an AD Group company, to supply CabinVu-123 to improve safety and security on board its aircraft. CabinVu-123 increases cockpit security by giving the pilots a clear view of any activity outside the cockpit door and in theRead more
AD Aerospace, part of AD Group, has appointed Rob Nash as its new business development manager for the EMEA region. Rob will promote and support AD Aerospace's new and existing customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa with the FlightVu range of aircraft video safety and security systeRead more
AD Aerospace has appointed Shoukry Shokralla, based in UAE, as its new regional sales representative for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Shoukry will support and promote AD Aerospace’s FlightVu range of aerospace video safety and security systems in the area, from Pakistan in the east toRead more
AD Aerospace, specialists in aircraft video systems for safety and security and part of the AD Group of companies, has been selected as a finalist in the 2008 National Business Awards, sponsored by Orange. Shortlisted in the highly competitive IMechE Business Innovation of the Year cateRead more
AD Aerospace has appointed Millennium Aviation Consulting (MAC) as its representatives for Latin America. MAC will use its network of local offices to support and promote AD Aerospace’s FlightVu range of aerospace video safety and security systems through Mexico, Central and South America.Read more
SkyEurope Airlines, the leading low cost airline in Central Europe, has selected CabinVu-123 Cockpit Door Monitoring Systems from AD Aerospace Ltd, to improve safety and security across its young fleet of 15 Boeing 737-700 aircraft. CabinVu-123 increases cockpit security by giving the pilots’ a cRead more
AD Aerospace Video Security Systems Can be Fitted to Chinese Airlines AD Aerospace has obtained a Validation of Supplemental Type Certificate (VSTC) from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for its CabinVu and CabinVu-123 Cockpit Door Monitoring Systems on BoeinRead more
CabinVu-123 cockpit door monitoring systems to be supplied AirBaltic, Latvia's national airline, has selected AD Aerospace Ltd, UK, to provide video based cockpit security systems for Boeing 737 and 757 commercial airliners. The CabinVu-123 Cockpit Door Monitoring Systems will eRead more
Austrian Airlines Chooses CabinVu-123 from AD Aerospace for Cockpit Door Monitoring Systems Austrian Airlines AG, the Austrian flag carrier, has selected AD Aerospace to supply Cockpit Door Monitoring Systems (CDMS) for its fleet of six Boeing 767 aircraft. Austrian which has aRead more
AD Aerospace to Supply CabinVu-123 bmibaby, one of the UK's largest economy airlines, has again selected AD Aerospace to supply cockpit door monitoring system for its B737 aircraft. This time bmibaby has opted for the CabinVu-123 system which has less LRUs, lower weight and simplRead more
Aircraft is for Iron Maiden 2008 World Tour Astraeus, part of Northern Travel Holdings, has chosen AD Aerospace to supply FlightVu camera systems for four B757 aircraft. One of the aircraft is being used by the metal band Iron Maiden for its Somewhere Back in Time 2008 woRead more
AD Aerospace Appoints G&G Aviation as Italian Representatives G&G to Promote FlightVu Video Systems AD Aerospace Ltd, Manchester UK, has appointed G&G Aviation Srl, Roma Italy, as its sole representative for Italy and Malta. AD Aerospace designs and manufacturers the FlightRead more
AD Aerospace and AEI to Supply CabinVu-123 System Comair Limited, British Airways' franchise partner in South Africa, has selected AD Aerospace's CabinVu-123 Cockpit Door Monitoring System to enhance in-flight security on its fleet of B737 aircraft. The system improves securityRead more
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TUI AG, the innovative tourism and shipping group, has chosen AD Aerospace to supply Flight Deck Entry Video Surveillance Systems (FDEVSSs) for forward fit on ten B737 NG aircraft it has on order from Boeing. This new system will enable TUI to enhance its cockpit security with cameras watching thRead more
AD Aerospace Improves Customer Service with Increased Presence in Australasia, Africa and the Middle East
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