NICE Inform Organizer
The NICE Inform Organizer application enables users to manage incidents, a collection
of recordings (located using the NICE Inform Reconstruction application), and other files
(such as texts or spreadsheets). Once all data has been collected, it can be stored,
edited, and then prepared for distribution.
A distribution can be emailed or can be sent to a DVD/CD burner or audio cassette
Maintenance and Custody of Voice/Data Recording
Approved recorder performance checks shall be conducted daily, not to exceed 26
Each recording medium (tape, disc, cartridge, etc.) shall be annotated with a unique
identification. Voice/data recordings retained for normal periods and for incident/mishap
purposes shall be identified in a log maintained by the electronics maintenance officer
or equivalent with recorder identification, date/timeframe of recording, and name of
technician placing the media into storage.
Two certified copies of original recordings shall be made as soon as possible after an
incident/mishap and shall contain all relevant data and a time stamp from a period of 5
minutes before the initial contact to 5 minutes after the last contact. A voice
announcement containing all information normally furnished at the beginning of a
transcription (except abbreviations) shall preface certified copies or separate portions of
the copy. The original recording will be impounded; the certified copy will be used in
transcribing or analyzing the incident/mishap data.
Voice/data recordings or information thereon shall not be released to any party without
consent of the appropriate commanding officer. A chain of custody with appropriate
signatures obtained, indicating release and assumption of responsibility, shall be
established for all voice/data recordings prior to release to appropriately authorized
agencies or officials.
The current Standard Emergency Communications System (ECS) is an independent
system that provides up to nine separate amplitude modulated (AM), very high
frequency (VHF) or ultra high frequency (UHF) radiophone channels for ground-to-air
communications. A tenth radiophone channel provides VHF high-band frequency
modulated (FM) Crash Net communications.
The Standard ECS combines both the standby operational communication and the
emergency communication functions into a single system.
The central equipment is typically located in the air traffic control tower (ATCT) and
provides control, transmitting, monitoring, and switching of the radiophone channels at
two operator positions: one in the ATCT and the other in the Instrument Flight Rules
(IFR) room. The Standard ECS includes a dedicated recorder, backup batteries, radios,
and antennas. The SA-2518 Central Switching Unit switches the Standard ECS from