Introducing our new Airborne Image Recording System, AIRS-400


AIRS-400 is a powerful tool that records an entire cache of flight data to help you better manage the safety and performance of your aircraft. In addition to recording 4K Ultra HD video, AIRS-400 captures pilot intercom system audio, ambient audio, and detailed flight data that’s recorded to an internal crash-hardened memory as well as a removable SD card.  AIRS-400 comes with playback software that works alone or with our extensive, yet easy-to-use, FDM software suite.

Cellular Data Offload

While many flight data acquisition systems rely on pilots or crew members to manually transport an SD card to a workstation, AIRS-400 offers cellular data offload capabilities, ensuring the maximum speed of data reception while simplifying system maintenance and reducing costs.

Easy Installation

Unlike other flight recording solutions, Appareo’s AIRS-400 is the only device you’ll need to install in your aircraft. Its lightweight (11 ounces) and compact size (2.8” x 3.4” x 2.6”) makes it ideal for any rotor or fixed-wing aircraft. With its own internal sensors, the AIRS-400 only requires aircraft power and ground; we also provide a small GPS antenna that is installed inside the aircraft. There is a free optional intercom system connection to record crew and ATC communications in addition to the ambient audio already being recorded. There are no special tools required for the installation, and it only takes about one day to complete.

Crash Survivability

AIRS-400 is a Class C Airborne Image Recorder, and can be paired with a crash-hardened storage module such as the RDM-500 (under development) to meet or exceed crash survivability standards of ED-155. 

AIRS-400 Features:

  • 8 MP images (4K)
  • 30 images per second
  • h.264 Encoded Images
  • 90 degree Field-Of-View
  • 128 GB to 2 TB SD Cards
  • 35 GB internal memory
  • 100 Mbps Ethernet
  • 25800 DMIPS Processor 


  • ARINC 429 input
  • Cellular Data Offload
  • ED-155 Audio output
  • RS-422 Output


AIRS-400 is pending FAA certification.

Information Captured:

  • Cockpit images

  • ATC and cockpit audio

  • WAAS GPS (altitude, latitude, longitude, ground speed, vertical speed, etc.)

  • Attitude data (pitch, roll, yaw, etc.)

  • Rates of rotation

  • Acceleration data (G forces)

Memory Storage:

Internal Memory:

  • 2 hours of video/audio 
  • 200 hours IMU flight data

  • 100 hours ARINC 429 data 

Removable SD Card:

  • 64 hours of video/audio 
  • 200 hours IMU flight data

  • 100 hours ARINC 429 data 

Contact us for pricing information.