Airbus to Install Emergency Locator Technology In All In-Production Commercial Aircraft Written 14 December 2020


Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER taking off at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport (LFPG) in France. | Laurent ERRERA; Wikipedia; CC BY 2.0

Aviation Today reported that Airbus will install “line-fit emergency locator technology (ELT)” into all of its in-production commercial aircraft by 2023. The “technology will be installed on Airbus aircraft as part of a single source, multi-year program contract awarded to Orolia,” which manufactures the Ultima-DT ELT. Airbus’ announcement comes in response to a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) “regulatory mandate related to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.”
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