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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Already accepted for use on military helicopters, the CPI-406 is the world's most advanced deployable Emergency Locator Transmitter," said Mark S.
OSHA found that Air Methods fired the pilot in retaliation for his refusal to fly a helicopter with an emergency locator transmitter that was not functioning properly on July 30, 2013.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch of the Department for Transport said the most damaged external areas coincide with the location of the aircraft's Emergency Locator Transmitter in the back of the aircraft.
Since the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) in the helicopter did not give any signals, efforts to locate the wreckage became more difficult under the current bad weather conditions in the area.
The ADRS includes a new aircraft data and cockpit voice recording unit, a backup cockpit voice recording unit and an emergency locator transmitter unit for each aircraft.
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.
Cospas-Sarsat and FAA sanctions has been given to the new Artex ELT 1000 emergency locator transmitter from ACR Electronics, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Mr Vincent added: "The plane then continues until no fuel remains and crashes - most likely into the ocean as there has been no report of any Emergency Locator Transmitter signal which can be received by satellite if the crash was on land.
As a major supplier to the CSeries aircraft program, Honeywell provides the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), LASEREF VI Inertial Reference Unit and emergency locator transmitter (ELT) as standard equipment on all new deliveries for increased fuel efficiency, advanced navigation and enhanced safety.
Fire danger from HoneywellOs emergency locator transmitter may exist on aircraft other than the 787 Fire danger from Honeywell ELTs may exist on aircraft beyond the 787 After last month's fire involving the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) on a Ethiopian 787 in London, the FAA and other regulatory agencies around the world have ordered that these ELTs be deactivated, inspected, or removed.

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