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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In addition, heavy investments made by countries such as Japan, China, Korea, and India in the Asia-Pacific to organize innovative security systems is further anticipated to offer satisfactory development opportunities for the emergency locator transmitter market in this region.
Orolia, through its McMurdo brand, has announced its Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) compliant Distress Tracking Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT-DT), the company said.
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.
The search for the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) is also underway and focused on a 5 km area, Moqadem said.
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.
As we got closer, the direction-finding equipment on the lead helo led us toward the raft's emergency locator transmitter (ELT).
The emergency locator transmitter is a mostly self-contained device engineered both to survive most aircraft accidents and, when triggered by deceleration forces, to begin transmitting a "whoop, whoop" audio signal (homing beacon) on 121.5 (and formerly on 243.0 MHz) MHz.
In a statement published Sunday on the national State Information Service website, (http://www.ibtimes.com/egyptair-flight-804-update-distress-signals-picked-satellites-may-help-pinpoint-2376084) authorities said they had "received satellite reports indicating receiving an electronic distress call from the plane's emergency locator transmitter."

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