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 increases the pilots’ situational awareness by providing them with a clear and unrestricted view of the area outside the cockpit door and in the adjacent galleys.
“At Aegean Airlines we offer our customers a premium service and this extends to the care we take of their safety,” says Antonis Grigoriadis, avionics development engineer at Aegean Airlines. “CabinVu adds to the systems that we already have in place to ensure that our passengers and crew have a secure flight.”
Keeping the cockpit safe
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 reach of the pilots for easy and comfortable use.
With the view provided by the system, the pilots can visually identify anyone requesting entry and take appropriate action, should an incident occur. 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 ideal for operators due to its low weight and simple installation.
“Aegean constantly strives to offer the best possible service to its customers, which was rewarded with a Skytrax World Airline award as the best regional airline in Europe in 2009,” says Mike Horne, managing director at AD Aerospace Ltd. “The addition of a CabinVu cockpit door security system further adds to the quality of their service.”
Trusted CCTV solutions for airlines worldwide
FlightVu equipment is being used on aircraft for AeroSvit, Icelandair, SmartLynx, Caribbean Airlines, Boeing, airBaltic, Austrian Airlines, GECAS, ILFC, Orient Thai, Comair, Hong Kong Express, Hong Kong Airways, bmi, British Airways, JetBlue, Thomsonfly, Air Asia, Corsair, easyJet, Hainan, Germania, TUIfly, Sama, MyTravel and many others.
AD Aerospace Ltd. designs and manufactures aerospace video camera systems for commercial aerospace, including state-of-the-art video security systems. AD Aerospace is the parent company of Innovative Sensor Developments (ISD), designer of video system for rugged and mobile military applications. Both are part of the AD Group, which was established in 1997 with the primary objective of creating leading-edge CCTV solutions. The company has EASA approvals for manufacturing and maintenance, and is an approved supplier to the Boeing Company. AD Aerospace has facilities in Cheshire UK, Atlanta, USA, and Singapore.