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Integra and Ultima aeronautical Emergency Location Transmitters (ELT): Two New Authorized Repair Centers in the United States and Singapore


Safran Electronics & Defense Beacons, a renowned expert in commercial aviation Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT), has distributed over 94,000 distress beacons around the world.
To enhance customer service for airlines, Safran Electronics & Defense Beacons is expanding its Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) network by establishing two new authorized centers in the United States and Singapore.

Ultima-S Beacons on the ground

Ensuring greater proximity to clients


Headquartered in Guidel, France, Safran Electronics & Defense Beacons designs, develops, and markets the Integra and Ultima distress beacons for civilian aviation, as well as the military Sarbe beacons. The company provides support and maintenance for these ELTs in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region.

Based in Grand Prairie, Texas, USA, Safran Electronics & Defense, Avionics USA, sells and supports all of Safran's avionic solutions, now including repair services for civilian beacons in the Americas region.

Located in Singapore, Safran Electronics & Defense Services Asia provides customer support and MRO services for avionics equipment and components, now including civilian beacons, in the Asia-Pacific region.


Innovations enhancing safety

Safran Electronics & Defense Beacons offers an innovative range of Emergency Locator Transmitters that meet the highest standards of aviation safety.


ULTIMA-S is a Survival Emergency Locator Transmitter designed for crew members. Combining the latest innovations in design and performance, this ELT is certified to meet the most recent requirements for non-rechargeable lithium batteries set by the FAA and EASA (DO-227A and (E)TSO-C126c / (E)TSO-C142b ; ETSO for European Technical Standard Order). Ultima-S is also optionally equipped with a distress signal acknowledgment function based on the Galileo satellite constellation's Return Link System (RLS). Airbus and Boeing have selected Ultima-S as Buyer Furnished Equipment (BFE).

Learn more: Ultima-S | Safran (safran-group.com)

Ultima S

ULTIMA-DT (Distress Tracking) is the world's first certified autonomous fixed distress and tracking beacon under the new GADSS (Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System) regulations. Suitable for all types of commercial aircraft, the beacon automatically triggers upon detecting any abnormal flight signal, sending a real-time secure distress signal and precise aircraft positioning to rescue teams. It is also the world's first ELT certified in accordance with ETSO-C142b for the qualification of non-rechargeable lithium batteries.

Ultima-DT is standard Supplier Furnished Equipment (SFE) on all Airbus aircraft programs.

Learn more: Ultima-DT - Safran - Navigation & Timing (safran-navigation-timing.com)

Ultima DT