Astronics Introduces New Emergency Locator Transmitter

First Locator with GPS Technology Designed for Civil Aviation Life

(Nasdaq:ATRO), a leading provider of advanced
technologies for the global aerospace, defense, and other
mission-critical industries, announced today an upgraded emergency
locator transmitter (ELT) for aircraft life rafts, the SRB-406G
S-type ELT
, which includes GPS locator technology to provide
satellite-based position assistance during search and rescue operations.

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Astronics introduced the first emergency locator transmitter with GPS technology specifically designed for installation in aircraft life rafts. (Photo: Business Wire)

Offered by Astronics DME, a wholly owned subsidiary of Astronics
Corporation, the new SRB-406G is 4.6% smaller and 15% lighter than
previous versions of the company’s ELTs. Activated either manually or
automatically upon life raft deployment, with a self-deploying antenna,
this ELT can improve a search and rescue operation’s response time by
providing the rapid and accurate location of survivors in the life raft.

“ELTs are required equipment on all aircraft, and we continue to
integrate new technologies in our quest to make them more efficient and
effective in any emergency situation,” said Frank Cassandra, General
Manager of Astronics DME. “When life raft manufacturers specify this
ELT, they can be confident they’re providing the most technologically
advanced solution available on the market today.”

Specific features of the SRB-406G ELT include:

  • GPS internal navigation device
  • Wireless programming capability allows the digital message to be
    programmed at the user’s facility
  • Satisfaction of special conditions for non-rechargeable Lithium
    batteries when installed in a civil aviation life raft, approved to
    FAA TSO-C142a
  • Dual frequency – 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz
  • Manual or automatic activation
  • Rugged small size, 4.22″(10.72 cm) x 3.60″ (9.14 cm), and light
    weight, 1.43 lbs. (0.649 kg)
  • Self-deploying antenna
  • Self-test functions
  • Waterproof
  • Battery pack expiration 7 years from date of manufacture (DOM)
  • Certifications:

    • Cospas-Sarsat C/S T.001
    • FAA TSO-C126b
    • FAA TSO-C142a
    • FCC (SDoC)
    • IC 4628A-SRB406GELT1

The SRB-406G ELT is now available and has been shipping to customers
since the fourth quarter of last year.

Astronics will display the new SRB-406G S-type ELT in Stand 3B30 at the
upcoming Aircraft Interiors Expo, April 2-4, in Hamburg Germany.

Astronics DME has led the industry with state-of-the-art aviation safety
products for over 40 years. Virtually all global aircraft manufacturers
and operators deploy Astronics safety solutions, which include emergency
flashlights, emergency beacons, and survival and first aid kits. Learn
more at


Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO) serves the world’s aerospace,
defense, and other mission-critical industries with proven, innovative
technology solutions. Astronics works side-by-side with customers,
integrating its array of power, connectivity, lighting, structures,
interiors, and test technologies to solve complex challenges. For 50
years, Astronics has delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with
exceptional responsiveness. Today, global airframe manufacturers,
airlines, military branches, completion centers and Fortune 500
manufacturing organizations rely on the collaborative spirit and
innovation of Astronics.

For more information on Astronics and its solutions, visit

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