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Bombardier Q400 Skycam Installation

Bombardier Q400 Skycam Installation

Since 2001 and the growth of the threat of terrorism, the requirement for flight deck security has become part of the overall aviation security measures. Some national airworthiness authorities have required airlines to equip their aircraft with cockpit door surveillance systems, also known as flight deck door monitoring systems. This can take the form of a video surveillance system for the pilots to visually monitor the entire area outside the cockpit door and visually identify persons requesting entry, and to detect potential suspicious behaviour and threats.

GVH Aerospace, together with the OEM of Skycam, has responded to the challenge of flight deck security with the Skycam closed circuit flight deck door monitoring video system. GVH Aerospace qualified the Skycam equipment and integrated it into the customer’s Bombardier Q400 fleet. The Skycam installation was approved as an STC that can be retrofitted to all Q400 aircraft, and has since been approved as an STC for use on the Airbus A320 family of aircraft. The Skycam installation has also been approved as a minor modification for the Airbus A330, Boeing 737, Boeing 747SP, Boeing 757, BAE-146, and Bombardier CL-600 aircraft. This resulted in:

  • A quick and affordable way of complying with the NAA requirement to monitor cockpit doors
  • EASA-approved modification and parts, allowing easy transfer of the aircraft to other regulatory jurisdiction during lease transfers


© Photograph copyrighted to Roberto Bianci, used with permission.

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Gareth Dyer

Chief Executive Officer

Gareth leads our GVH Aerospace global team and has a long history in delivering aviation programmes....

Gareth leads our GVH Aerospace global team and has a long history in delivering aviation programmes. As the EASA Form 4 holder for Chief Executive and Head of Design, he is responsible for building and growing the aerospace design business, corporate governance and developing and maintaining our regulatory approvals with an effective design assurance system. Gareth’s background includes airworthiness certification, engineering & project management, strategic business development and major program delivery.

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Cher-Min Teo

Chief of Strategy & Marketing

Cher Min has a long history of delivering aviation programmes....

Cher Min has a long history of delivering aviation programmes. Cher Min is responsible for developing GVH’s business in the Asian market beyond Southeast Asia, having first being part of the team that established GVH’s design centre in Singapore. His background includes airworthiness certification, engineering and project management, business development and program delivery.

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