David Warren เดวิด วอร์เรน Google Doodle honors Australian Inventor of Black box

Date: March 20, 2021 Posted by: Rohit Gupta In: Google Doodle

David Warren’s 96th birthday

Today, the famous search engine Google has shared an interactive Google doodle and celebrating the 96th birthday of David Warren, who was an Australian scientist, best known for inventing and developing the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder (also known as FDR, CVR, and “the black box”). A virtually indestructible device that has helped save the lives of countless travelers around the globe.

David Warren

Who was David Warren ?

David Warren was born on 20th Mach 1925 on remote Groote Eylandt off the northern coast of Australia.

Early life

Warren was born to Rev Hubert and Ellie Warren and had three siblings. He was born on a remote mission station on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, the first white child born on the island. He was educated at Launceston Church Grammar School and Trinity Grammar School, New South Wales. His father died in the crash of the de Havilland D.H.86 Miss Hobart over the Bass Strait in 1934.

He got a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors from the University of Sydney, a PhD in fuels and energy from Imperial College London, a Diploma of Imperial College, and a Diploma of Education from the University of Melbourne.

Who discovered black box?

Dr David Warren of Aeronautical Research Laboratory (ARL) in Fisherman’s Bend developed the world’s first black box flight recorder in 1953.

David Warren biography

What is black box in airplane?

Basically, a black box flight recorder is deeply protected recording device, alike to a hard disk or a storage device. The black box records all relevant flight data, in addition to conversations in the cockpit. Previously, this data had to be recorded on two dissimilar devices.

inventor of black box


  • Born  – David Ronald de Mey Warren
    20 March 1925
    Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Died – 19 July 2010 (aged 85)
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Nationality – Australian
  • Alma mater – University of Sydney
    Imperial College London
    University of Melbourne
  • Known for – Flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder, “the black box”
  • Scientific career
    Institutions Defence Science and Technology Organization

Today, a contemporary equal of Dr. Warren’s discovery is obligatory in cockpits worldwide, playing an essential role in the continuous improvement of aviation safety standards.

Thank you, Dr. David Warren, for your selfless devotion to creation air travel safer for people everywhere!

Happy Birthday David Ronald de Mey Warren.


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