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 the area outside the flight deck door, which can display images on the flight crew’s Multi Function Displays (MFDs).
The FDEVSS system, which has Boeing technical offerability, provides a number of cameras positioned to cover the approach to the flight deck door and the forward galley areas. This enables the flight crew to confirm who is outside the secured flight deck door when entry is requested, and to ensure that they are not acting under duress or that any potential threat is nearby.
The crew selects the images on their MFDs from their normal seated positions. Once they are certain the situation is safe, they can allow the requested entry to the flight deck. The system does not interfere with any flight critical data displayed on the MFD’s.
"We at AD Aerospace are proud to have been awarded this contract by TUI. We believe that video systems, particularly those that enhance flight deck security, are an important addition to aircraft safety," said Mike Horne, Managing Director, AD Aerospace. "This system demonstrates that integrating security video with existing flight deck multi function displays make great sense, and I am certain it is an option that will be taken up by many airlines."
FlightVu cockpit door monitoring systems have been or are being installed on aircraft for Air Seychelles, bmi, Thomsonfly, Air Asia, Corsair, easyJet, Hainan, Germania, Hapagfly, TUIfly Nordic and MyTravel, amongst others.