The L-3 FA2100 Solid-State Cockpit Voice Recorder is a direct replacement for all Fairchild Model A100A, A100S and A200S CVRs. Options include ATC data link messaging and OMS reporting. The FA2100 has a recording time of 120 minutes of high quality 4-channel recording or some variations that have 30 minutes of high quality of 4-channel recording instead with a rotor speed of 7 Hz – 6 kHz. The FA-2100 CVR can function with an operating temperature -55°C to +70°C and an operating altitude of -1,000 feet to +55,000 feet.
The FA2100 is 5.0 inches wide, 5.5 inches high, 12.6 inches in depth and weighs 10 pounds nominal. The Fa2100 has a power requirement of 115 V, 400 Hz or 28 VDC. The FA2100 beacon has a six-year battery that is bracket supplied with the unit. The FA2100 uses low power consumption at only 12W AC and 10.5W DC. The FA2100's headphone jack is 600 Ohms at the control unit with optional 8 Ohms.