Avionics Report

April 2007 Issue

406 MHz Beacons: Artex Rules for Now

The market is still too new to have fully developed but the deadline for phasing out 121.5 MHz monitoring is less than two years away.

Emergency locator transmitters are the least fun-to-buy avionics, second maybe to transponders. Mechanics and avionics shops regard the ELT system as a nuisance to maintain, while owners cringe at spending money on ELT repairs and maintenance.

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