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Ultima-S ELT for Commercial Aviation

Ultima-S

Ultima-S

Safran Electronics & Defense

Activation Manual or Automatic (upon immersion)

Weight 1.59 kg

Battery life 6 years

Three-frequency transmitter 121.5 / 243 / 406MHz

Temperature environment -20 °C to +55 °C

The Ultima-S is the new generation of Survival Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) compliant with the lithium batteries special conditions requirement set by FAA and EASA (DO-227A & (E)TSO-142b).

Ultima-S

Safran Electronics & Defense

Activation Manual or Automatic (upon immersion)

Weight 1.59 kg

Battery life 6 years

Three-frequency transmitter 121.5 / 243 / 406MHz

Temperature environment -20 °C to +55 °C

Compliant with the lithium batteries special conditions requirement set by FAA and EASA (DO-227A & (E)TSO-142b)

 Faster signal detection and robust position acquisition thanks to its embedded GNSS receiver, using both GPS and Galileo satellite constellations

Return link service (RLS)

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Manufacturer to comply with the Special Conditions DO-227A

The market reference

The Ultima-S ELT has been selected by Airbus & Boeing Manufacturer to equip their new aircraft programs on BFE basis.

The Ultima-S ELT has been installed by multiple airlines to retrofit their whole fleet with the latest generation of ELTs.

Survival Emergency Locator Transmitter

Ultima-S combines the latest generation of lithium battery technology and a smart design, which enables the unit to comply with the latest FAA / EASA lithium battery requirements (DO-227A & (E)TSO-142b). The unit can be manually activated by the crew members through the ELT’s switch and is also automatically activated immersed in water. The  beacon’s  location  is  determined  through  its  embedded GNSS receiver, using both GPS and Galileo satellite constellations.

Return Link Service (RLS)

Ultima-S includes a distress acknowledgment capability based on Galileo Return Link Service (RLS), which provides a visual indicator to the user that the distress message has been successfully received on the ground.

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