Kannad Announces 406 MHz ELT

Kannad Aviation has said that it is launching a new generation emergency locator transmitter (ELT), the

INTEGRA 406 GPS ELT. The INTEGRA operates on the international 406MHz satellite search and rescue system, and includes an internal GPS and 406MHz antenna, plus an internal battery.

According to Kannad, the INTEGRA offers the international flying community a number of benefits over the standard ELT including a fail-safe system, which in the event of ditching the aircraft or a crash landing resulting in considerable damage allows the INTEGRA, through its automatic activation, to still have the ability to transmit and send both the unique identifier and GPS position. Also, the pilot or crew may remove the ELT from the downed aircraft, as it will continue to transmit its lifesaving message even then.

The INTEGRA ELT can also be installed on certain models of aircraft without having to fit an expensive external antenna (national authorities’ rules and regulations permitting) and additional external GPS interface. This reduces cost and complexity for the aircraft owner.

Weighing 1.873 pounds and measuring 6.89 x 3.90 x 3.40 inches, the INTEGRA boasts a number of new features in a small, easy to install package. It transmits on both the international 406MHz satellite search and rescue system and on 121.5MHz for local direction finding.

The INTEGRA is available for installation on all types of aircraft, fixed wing (AF and AP versions) and helicopters (AF-H and AP-H versions). The INTEGRA is supplied as a kit and includes a universal mounting bracket, a remote control unit and additional connectors.

The internal battery life of the INTEGRA is six years and the transmission on 406MHz when activated is a minimum of 24 hours.

For more information, visit booths D4109/D4110 at Oshkosh AirVenture through August 1. You may also visit www.kannad.com.

*This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. It is not and may not be offered for sale or lease in the U.S. until such authorization is obtained.

KITPLANES Editor Mary Bernard began her career in aviation journalism in 1998 and has worked in publishing for more than 15 years.

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