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 the cockpit door and in the adjacent galleys and therefore greatly improving their situational awareness.
“At SmartLynx the passengers safety and security is our top priority, and by selecting CabinVu from AD Aerospace we know we are looking after this,” said SmartLynx. “We see this as the best choice as it provides high quality and reliability at a good price, just as we do.”
CabinVu, the popular choice for cockpit door surveillance, provides pilots with a forward looking, clear and unobstructed view of the area outside the cockpit door and in the adjacent galleys from their usual seated positions. 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.
With the view provided by the system the pilots can visually identify anyone requesting entry and take appropriate action, should an incident arise. This is in line with recommendations from ICAO Annex 6, EUROCAE ED-123 and provides compliance with EU-OPS 1.1255 Sub Part S, FAA 14 CFR 121.313(k) and 14 CFR 121.584 (a). CabinVu is also good for operators due to its low weight and simple installation.
“We are very happy to won the business of SmartLynx, a dynamic force in European aviation,” said Mike Horne, Managing Director, AD Aerospace Ltd. “We are sure that the addition of a CabinVu system will aid its pilots in looking after their passengers safety and security.”
FlightVu equipment has been or is being installed on aircraft for Europe Airpost, Boeing, airBaltic, Austrian Airlines, GECAS, ILFC, Neos, Privilege, Orient Thai, Comair, Hong Kong Express, Hong Kong Airways, bmi, British Airways, JetBlue, Thomsonfly, Air Asia, Corsair, easyJet, Hainan, Germania, TUIfly, Sama and MyTravel amongst others.