Next Generation ELT, Helping airlines comply with the GADSS requirement.
Following several accidents where downed aircraft could not be located at all, or only after long and expensive search efforts,
the Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS) recommendations were adopted by the
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in March 2016 as a global flight tracking initiative to improve the
location of aircraft in distress anywhere in the world.
The regulation will require airlines to install new type of fixed ELTs on all new delivered aircraft with take-off
weight greater than 27,000kg from January 2021. Orolia currently leads a consortium of well-established, proven
European companies and industry experts including Airbus, Air France or Cobham as part of the HELIOS project to
develop a next-generation ELT meeting the GADSS standards.