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Orolia’s Ultima-S emergency locator transmitter receives certifications from Cospas-Sarsat and European Union Safety Agency

Dec 2022 | No Comment

Orolia, the world leader in resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) that was recently acquired by Safran Electronics and Defense, recently certifications for the Ultima-S survival emergency locator transmitter (ELT). The Ultima-S is a new generation ELT installed in either the cabins or liferafts and relays accurate aircraft location information to search and rescue teams.

The Ultima-S provides free and global coverage service through the dedicated Cospas-Sarsat infrastructure while meeting the highest aviation safety standards. Orolia offers non-rechargeable lithium batteries that are compliant with the latest FAA and EASA special conditions standards, also known under TSO-C142b/DO227A. The Ultima-S also meets the most recent ELT performance and environmental standards through TSO-C126c.

Once activated, a 406MHz distress signal is transmitted and includes the ELT location thanks to the Ultima-S internal GNSS receiver. This built-in GNSS capability increases both probability and speed of detection of the distress signal.

In addition to being available on a linefit basis on major aircraft programs, Orolia recently launched an exchange program to make retrofit activities easier for airlines, especially those upgrading to safer battery technology.

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