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The flight recorder on an airplane is orange.
The term black box comes from the metal case original prototypes were stored in. More »
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Why do they call flight data recorders a "black box" if it's orange in color? ... indestructible 'black box' which automatically records the key functions in the aircraft.
The color of the black box is ORANGE. The reason for this color is obvious. It needs to be conspicuous so that it will be easy to find in any terrain.
27 Mar 2014 ... Although the original flight recorders were painted black, the colour was changed to orange to make them easier to find by investigators.
26 Mar 2014 ... Black boxes are the same colour as the Golden Gate Bridge in San ... Photo: The magnetic tape flight data recorder from Alaska Airlines Flight ...