McMurdo sets new aviation industry emergency locator transmitter Standard

McMurdo has announced a new 10-year standard warranty on its Kannad Integra Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs), the company said.

The new warranty period, which replaces the previous 2-year warranty, is a major reliability milestone in the aviation industry and helps airlines and aircraft manufacturers optimize and control costs long-term.

Traditional ELTs rely on an aircraft´s external antenna and GPS equipment, which is subject to failure in the event of an emergency. The Kannad Integra ELT, however, through its built-in internal antenna and embedded GPS receiver, can operate independently of the aircraft to provide key positioning data for better location accuracy and a higher chance of rescue.

McMurdo provides emergency readiness and response including search and rescue and maritime domain awareness solutions. Established in January 2014, it has offices in France (Guidel and Sophia Antipolis), the UK (Portsmouth) and the US (San Diego and Washington DC).