Airbus selects Orolia emergency trackers for new aircraft to meet GADSS requirements


Airbus has opted to use Orolia’s automatic Ultima-DT transmitters in all of its new aircraft to meet the latest requirements of ICAO.

The single source, multi-year program contract wlll see the  Emergency Locator Transmitter, Distress Tracker (ELT-DT) used on the A220, A320 family, A330 and A350.

Orolia’s Ultima-DT will be installed on a standard basis on all Airbus commercial aircraft programs. The first units will be delivered to Airbus for final assembly line installation in 2022, so that aircraft delivered from January 2023 meet the autonomous distress tracking requirements.

The Ultima-DT also allows operators to fully comply with the latest EASA/FAA safety requirements applying to non-rechargeable lithium battery powered equipment. As part of its efforts to support airlines in their regulatory compliance projects.

This equipment is part of a project that has received funding from the European GNSS Agency under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.