Emergency locator transmitter (ELT) that uses satellite navigation for aviation safety certified by Orolia
January 16, 2023
Non-rechargeable lithium batteries comply with U.S. FAA and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) TSO-C142b/DO227A special conditions standards.
WEST HENRIETTA, N.Y. – Orolia USA in West Henrietta, N.Y., have received certification for the company’s Ultima-S survival emergency locator transmitter (ELT) that relays aircraft location information to search and rescue teams in case of aviation accidents.
The Ultima-S provides free and global coverage service through the dedicated Cospas-Sarsat search-and-rescue satellite communications (SATCOM) system.
Orolia offers non-rechargeable lithium batteries that comply with U.S. FAA and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) TSO-C142b/DO227A special conditions standards. The Ultima-S also meets ELT performance and environmental standards through TSO-C126c.
Safran Electronics & Defense in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, acquired Orolia last July. Orolia’s European headquarters are in Les Ulis, France, outside Paris.
Once activated, the Ultima-S transmits a 406 MHz distress signal that includes the ELT location from the system’s internal satellite navigation receiver. This built-in global navigation satellite system (GNSS) capability can enhance the distress signal’s probability and speed of detection.