emergency locator beacon


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Related to emergency locator beacon: Personal locator beacon, EPIRB

emergency locator beacon

A generic term for all radio beacons used for emergency locating purposes. See also crash locator beacon; personal locator beacon.
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The AKRCC shares that all pilots traveling in Alaska should have an emergency locator beacon on their aircraft, they should be packed for long-term survival, and a satellite phone is also highly recommended.
Thanks to Dumfries Lions Club, Dumfries and District Gliding Club were able to buy a new emergency locator beacon.
In the regs, FAR 91.207 says an approved automatic emergency locator beacon must be attached to the aircraft, which means personal locator beacons (PLBs) can not be substituted.
The helicopter did not send a mayday and police were only alerted when its emergency locator beacon was activated late Saturday morning.
"According to information provided by Kiev Air Traffic Control, the location of the plane's emergency locator beacon was 48 degrees 7 minutes and 23 seconds North; and 38 degrees 31 minutes and 33 seconds East," he said.
Instead, he is a booster of--and distributor for--DeLorme inReach, a satellite tracking, texting, and Emergency Locator Beacon device that brings the cost of satellite communication near the cost of a cell phone service.
Yesterday Angus Houston, the ex-Australian defence chief leading the hunt, said: "We've got a visual indication on a screen and we've got an audible signal - the audible signal sounds like an emergency locator beacon."
Angus Houston, the former Australian defence chief who is leading the hunt, said: "We've got a visual indication on a screen and we've got an audible signal - the audible signal sounds like an emergency locator beacon."
An emergency locator beacon signal helped pinpoint the crash site, National Transportation Safety Board investigator Clint Johnson said.
The incident was sparked on July 12th when an emergency locator beacon malfunctioned and caught fire.
It added that it would sell gradually the remaining non-core businesses, which together generated annual revenue of some GBP20m (USD31m/EUR25.2m) in 2011.Country: Austria, USASector: Aerospace/DefenceTarget: US emergency locator beacon businesses, European emergency locator beacon businessBuyer: European business' managers, JF Lehman & Company IncVendor: Cobham PlcDeal size in USD: 78mType: Divestment, LBO, MBOStatus: ClosedComment: Deal size refers to price for US business., The European unit sold for a nominal price.
M2 EQUITYBITES-July 9, 2012-Cobham sells emergency locator beacon business for USD73m(C)2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com

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