The Kannad 406 AS ELT is programmed with either the aircraft tail number, a serial number or the aircraft operator designator. This operation takes only a few seconds. It can be installed inside an aircraft on a mounting bracket or in a carry-off bag. The mounting bracket option includes a locking pin to avoid accidental activation before ELT removal. The locking pin can be ordered separately with the carry off version. The ELT can be fitted with a "Water Switch Sensor" to be activated automatically when in contact with water. A buzzer and a led indicate activation.
An integrated "self test" checks the main functions of the beacon. The test result is given by the led flashing sequence. Battery replacement is only necessary every 6 years thanks to LiMnO2 technology. This represents a considerable improvement over standard generation ELTs with battery replacement necessary every year or every two years.
- COSPAS-SARSAT system with the 406 MHz frequency:
- Precise pinpointing (<1NM) due to 406 MHz.
- Three Frequency Transmission. 406 / 243 /121.5
- Identification of the aircraft in distress
- Efficient process of false alarms