Recoverable Data Modules

Some of the industry’s best lightweight digital flight data recording solutions for a broad range of rotary and fixed wing aircraft.

Lightweight and flexible crash-hardened flight data recorder, aircraft image recorder, and cockpit voice recorder modules

Additionally, Appareo will customize and manufacture a module that is crash-survivable, remote-mountable, and sized to the needs of your specific aircraft. These modules are ideal for aircraft with specific weight or space constraints and where reliable survivability of flight data provides business value in liability limitation and data to assist accident investigations.

Technology Application

The recoverable data module (RDM) series are designed to be easily incorporated into a variety of aircraft types, automatically accommodating your aircraft bus speed and easily configurable to your recording preferences with the Appareo configuration utility. For aircraft where compliance to a specific standard is not required, and size is very limited, Appareo’s 300 series RDM digital flight data recorders (FDR) offer a highly survivable product in a very small package. 

Once installed, RDM 300 Series can record more than 500 parameters per second to the solid-state memory within the device, Appareo does not manufacture flight data recorders with the older magnetic tape-based memory technology.

Potential Integrations

Our RDM 300 series product can be integrated with an Appareo Conexus product to provide cellular data offload capabilities to support an operator’s flight data monitoring (FDM) or flight operations quality assurance (FOQA) program as a portion of an operators safety management system (SMS). 


The Recoverable Data Module, model 300 (RDM-300) is a lightweight, flexible, and affordable crash-hardened memory storage device that is built with a rugged and compact enclosure to withstand intense DO-160G category tests to ensure the survival of critical flight data. Weighing less than 2 pounds, the module perfectly balances rigorous survivability needs while optimizing the size and weight of the product.


  • Configurable ARINC 429 data decoding
  • ARINC 429 high or low speed receiver
  • RS-422 transmitter and receiver
  • Optional additional RS-422 transmitter
  • 5 GB eMMC storage
  • Weighs less than 2 pounds

DO-160G & DO-178B Level E

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