GADSS-compliant beacon helps airlines comply with ICAO aircraft tracking requirements

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 Kannad GADSS ELT-DT will enable the autonomous tracking of commercial aircraft in distress through innovations such as trigger-in-flight capability, allowing the beacon to automatically transmit a distress signal with the aircraft´s accurate position.

This next generation ELT will include Return Link Service capability for aircraft operators to activate the ELT from the ground. Working alongside MEOSAR technology, it provides instantaneous signal detection and worldwide coverage, helping rescue teams quickly locate aircraft and save more lives.

After the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappearance in 2014, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) launched a series of global tracking initiatives, including the requirement to autonomously track all commercial aircraft in distress beginning January 1, 2021.

McMurdo provides emergency readiness and response with the only end-to-end solutions for satellite search and rescue technology from voyage data records and distress beacons to ground infrastructure and mission control centers.

Orolia provides resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions that improve the reliability, performance and safety of critical missions. With locations in more than 100 countries, Orolia provides virtually fail-safe GPS/GNSS and PNT solutions.