Biographical entry Warren, David R.
David R. Warren, of Aeronautical Research Laboratories, developed the prototype of the black box flight recorder in 1954. The idea was rejected by the Australian Department of Civil Aviation and the Royal Australian Air Force and the product was commercialised by an American company. The flight recorder unit is now standard equipment on all commercial airlines and in many military aircraft throughout the world.
- Witham, Janice Peterson, Black Box: David Warren and the Creation of the Cockpit Voice Recorder, Lothian, South Melbourne, 2005, 215 pp. Details
- 'Warren, David R.', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1476908. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_w.html. Details
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