emergency locator transmitter


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emergency locator transmitter

[ə′mər·jən·sē ′lō‚kād·ər tranz‚mid·ər]
(navigation)
A transmitter designed for use in locating downed aircraft or vessels in distress. Abbreviated ELT.
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manufactures battery assemblies for emergency locator transmitters throughout the world plus a complete line of the locator transmitters.
NYSE: DRS), a world leader in deployable emergency locator transmitters and flight data recorders for international military and civil aircraft, announced today that it has launched the new CPI-406 Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT).
At this years show, ACR Electronics announces that more than 200 survivors have joined SurvivorClub after activating an ACR Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB), Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) or ARTEX Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) in a life-threatening emergency.
The investigation committee of the crashed EgyptAir MS804 aeroplane received a satellite report showing that an electronic message was sent from the aeroplane's Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT), which sends an automated message in case of a crash or if the aeroplane becomes submerged in water.
UK investigators have identified a Honeywell emergency locator transmitter (ELT) as the likely source of a fire on an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner parked at London's Heathrow Airport, and recommended that the beacon be turned off.
Transport Canada's order focuses on the possibility that a wiring fault on an emergency locator transmitter sparked a July 12 fire on a parked Boeing 787 in London.
The move came after British investigators probing the incident at London Heathrow Airport urged earlier this week that the built-in emergency locator transmitter be disabled on all the Dreamliner aircraft in service until a permanent fix is instituted.
The Bell-430 is equipped with at least two radio systems, weather radar and emergency locator transmitter, among other sophisticated equipment, and is certified for day and night operations.
Lack of emergency locator transmitter (ELT) in the helicopter, heavy snowfall and fog made search efforts more difficult.
The single-engine Cessna 182 apparently crashed Sunday afternoon, when its emergency locator transmitter began sending out a signal.
As we got closer, the direction-finding equipment on the lead helo led us toward the raft's emergency locator transmitter (ELT).
DFIRS consists of an emergency locator transmitter and a flight data recorder that incorporates advanced data storage technology in a single, deployable crash-survivable unit for fast recovery of flight data and an increased success rate for search and rescue teams.

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