Kannad introduced a new generation Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT), the Kannad Aviation INTEGRA 406 GPS ELT at AirVenture. The new ELT operates on the international 406MHz satellite search and rescue system and includes an internal GPS and 406MHz antenna, plus an internal battery.
The ELT offers pilots a number of benefits over standard ELT models, including: A fail-safe system which, in the event of ditching the aircraft or a crash landing resulting in considerable damage, allows the INTEGRA, through its automatic activation, to still have the ability to transmit and send both the unique identification and GPS position; the ability for the pilot or crew to remove the ELT from the downed aircraft, as it will continue to transmit its message even once removed from the airframe. The INTEGRA ELT can also be installed on certain models of aircraft without having to fit an expensive external antenna (national authorities’ rules and regulations permitting) and additional external GPS interface.
Weighing in at just 1.873 lbs. and measuring just 6.89 x 3.90 x 3.40 inches, the INTEGRA transmits on both the international 406MHz satellite search and rescue system and on 121.5MHz for local direction finding. The minimum operating temperature of the unit is -20°C.
The INTEGRA is available for installation on all types of aircraft, fixed wing and helicopters. It is supplied as a kit and includes a universal mounting bracket, a remote control unit and additional connectors. The internal battery life is six years and the transmission on 406MHz when activated is a minimum of 24 hours.
For more information: Kannad.com