Vision 1000

Vision 1000 gives you serious FDM data in a small package that can be utilized on any aircraft

 Vision 1000


Appareo’s flagship Airborne Image Recording System (AIRS), the Vision 1000, is a flight data recorder that can be easily installed for retrofit in a single day. With the Vision 1000, you can obtain concrete performance and safety data, qualify for reductions in insurance premiums, collect critical troubleshooting data for maintenance, and demonstrate your safety commitment to customers and passengers.

Data is easy to offload from the flight data recorder using an SD card. This data can then be monitored, analyzed, and played back using Appareo’s suite of FDM/FOQA software tools, which are the easiest flight data monitoring software tools to use on the market today.

Information Captured:


  • Cockpit images
  • Intercom system audio for crew and air traffic control (ATC) communications (optional)
  • WAAS GPS (latitude, longitude, ground speed, vertical speed, GPS altitude, etc.)
  • Attitude data (pitch, roll, yaw, etc.)
  • Acceleration data (G forces)
  • Rates of rotation

Click here for a partial list of aircraft the Vision 1000 has been installed on.

Initially a joint development with Airbus Helicopters, Vision 1000 gives any operator the ability to benefit from a comprehensive FDM program.

The safety team at Airbus Helicopters uses this video in its Training Center’s pilot and maintenance classes. It explains how the system captures images, audio, and inertial data to support a proactive flight data monitoring program.

The video has been shared at the NTSB’s Training Academy, the FAA’s Transportation Safety Institute, and safety symposiums around the country.

Note: ALERTS software is now called Appareo EnVision.

Vision 1000 Product Specifications

Vision 1000 Recorded Parameters

Parameter Unit Rate Resolution Accuracy
Latitude degrees 4 Hz 1×10-7 deg 2.5 m CEP 2σ
Longitude degrees 4 Hz 1×10-7 deg 2.5 m CEP 2σ
Altitude (GPS) meters 4 Hz 1 mm 5m SEP 2σ
Ground Speed* knots 4 Hz * < 5 knots **
Vertical Speed* feet/minute 4 Hz * < 50 ft/min **
Heading* degrees 4 Hz * < 2 deg 1σ
Pitch Attitude* degrees 4 Hz * < 1.5 deg 1σ
Roll Attitude* degrees 4 Hz * < 1.5 deg 1σ
Pitch Rate deg/second 4 Hz 0.01 deg/sec 1 deg/sec/sqrt(Hz)
Roll Rate deg/second 4 Hz 0.01 deg/sec 1 deg/sec/sqrt(Hz)
Yaw Rate deg/second 4 Hz 0.01 deg/sec 1 deg/sec/sqrt(Hz)
Normal Acc. g forces 4 Hz 0.9 ug 10 mg 2σ
Longitudinal Acc. g forces 4 Hz 0.9 ug 10 mg 2σ
Lateral Acc. (slip) g forces 4 Hz 0.9 ug 10 mg 2σ

Audiovisual Specifications

Image Resolution 2 MP @ 4 Hz
Image Frame Rate 4 Hz
Audio Frequency Range 50 Hz – 15 kHz

MEMS Rate Gyroscopes

Sense Axis X, Y, Z
Dynamic Range 300°/s
Sample Rate 64 Hz

MEMS Accelerometers

Sense Axis X, Y, Z Quad Redundant
Range ±10 g and ±1.7 g
Resolution 5 mg
Sample Rate 64 Hz

Removable Flash Memory

Storage Capacity 16 GB
Storage Time 4 hours image/audio, 200+ hours inertial
Card Type SD HC

GPS Specifications

GPS Receiver Type L1 Frequency, C/A Code, 16 Channels
GPS Update Rate 4 Hz
GPS TTFF* 2 min
Signal Reacquisition < 1 s
GPS Dynamics 4 g
Antenna Frequency 1575.42MHz ± 2MHz
Polarization RHCP
Antenna Dimensions 1.9” X 2.3” X 0.6”

General Specifications

Input Supply Voltage 14.0 – 32.0 VDC
Input Supply Current 100 mA
Weight 8.8 oz
Dimensions 4.02” x 2.08” x 2.48”
Roll and Pitch Accuracy < 1.5° RMS
Yaw Accuracy < 2.0° RMS
GPS Accuracy 2.5 m CEP, 5.0 m SEP
Operating Temperature -40°C to + 70°C

On Board Flash Memory

Storage Capacity 8 GB
Storage Time 2 hours image/audio, 200+ hours inertial
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