Recently introduced is a new generation Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT), the Kannad Aviation Integra 406 GPS ELT, which operates on the international 406MHz satellite search and rescue system and includes an internal GPS and 406MHz antenna, plus an internal battery.
Benefits of the new ELT include automatic activation in the event of an aircraft ditching or crash landing where the aircraft suffers considerable damage and the ability for the pilot to remove the ELT from the downed aircraft as it will continue to transmit its message even when remote from the airframe. The ELT transmits on both the 406MHz satellite search and rescue system and on 121.5MHz for local direction finding. The ELT can also be installed on certain models of aircraft without having to fit an external antenna (national authorities’ rules and regulations permitting) and additional external GPS interface. This will reduce cost and complexity for the aircraft owner, company officials said.
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