Airworthiness Notice - B014, Edition 5 - 28 March 2002

Emergency Locator Transmitters and Batteries

(This Airworthiness Notice supersedes AN No. B014, Edition 4, 
dated 20 November 1998)

This notice provides an updated listing of approved emergency locator transmitter (ELT) batteries and their replacement battery packs. This approval is based on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Standard Order (TSO) Approval and the procedures established in Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics Document No.DO-188, Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) Batteries Guidance and Recommendations.

Although FAA has published a new TSO C142 dated April 4, 2000 for lithium batteries including lithium sulphur dioxide batteries (based on RTCA Document DO-227), Airworthiness Directive (AD) CF-81-29R2 on Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs), which prohibits the installation of lithium sulphur dioxide batteries on ELTs, is still applicable.

As explained in the AD, it is possible to use lithium batteries other than lithium sulphur dioxide batteries in ELTs provided those batteries have the original part numbers. Lithium batteries, approved under this category are also included in the listing.

Eligible ELTs

Aircraft maintenance engineers (AMEs) and owners are reminded that ELTs are designated as radio equipment, and as such must be listed in the Industry Canada (IC) Radio Equipment List (REL) to be eligible for installation in Canadian registered aircraft, provided that airworthiness requirements are met. This requires that the equipment meet the relevant TSOs and the requirements of the Airworthiness Manual (AWM) Chapter 551.

Reference should be made to IC for the current list of approved units (telephone (613) 990-4698). Hard copy of this document is not available. However, the document can be obtained through the Internet site: strategis.ic.gc.ca.

URL Radio Equipment List (REL)

This URL guides you to the database of REL and a search by the specification code RSS 147 and RSS 187, will provide list of ELTs approved by IC.

For convenience, all the ELTs presently approved by IC and TC for airborne usage are listed with the manufacturer's name as identified in REL . Where the manufacturers' name (as identified in REL) has changed, the new name is shown in parenthesis.

Batteries

Only approved batteries as listed in Schedule A may be installed in an ELT. The battery expiration date shall be marked externally on the ELT case. Batteries shall be replaced or recharged in accordance with the requirements of AWM 551.

Owners/operators considering battery substitution are advised to contact the ELT manufacturer or its representative since replacement of the ELT manufacturer's battery with another approved battery may void the ELT warranty.

Where an ELT currently has a battery installed which is no longer listed, that battery shall be replaced during the next annual inspection of the ELT, or at the next visit to an ELT repair facility.

For Minister of Transport

M.J. Eley Director, Aircraft Certification

Schedule A - Emergency Locator Transmitters and Batteries Approved by Transport Canada and Industry Canada

Manufacturer Model Type Performance Standards Battery Supplier / Part No. Service Contact
ACK Technologies Inc. ACK-E-01 AF TSO C91a Duracell MN-1300 or PC 1300 ACK Tech. Inc.
Garrett Manufacturing LTD 
(allied Signal/ Honeywell )
RESCU 99
607690-2
S TSO C91 Allied Signal 629712-1
RESCU 99 607690-5    S TSO C91 Allied Signal 629712-1
RESCU 406 S TSO C126 and TSO C91a Allied Signal 1095599-1
Ameri-King Corp. AK-450 F, AF, AP, P TSO C91a Duracell MN1300 or PC 1300
Artex Aircraft Supplies Inc. ARNAV ELT-100 AF TWO C91a Arnav 452-0130 Artex
ELT-100 HM AF TSO C91a Artex 452-0130-01 Artex
ELT-110-4   AF TSO C91a    Arnav 452-0130   Artex
ELT-110-6   AF TSO C91a    Arnav 452-0130   Artex
ELT-110-406  AF TSO C126    Artex 452-0133    Artex
ELT-110-406HM AF TSO C126 Artex 452-0133   Artex
ELT-200   AF TSO C91a    Artex 452-3063   Artex
ELS-10  AF TSO C91a  Artex 452-0114    Artex
ELS-10 HM   AF TSO C91a  Artex 452-0114  Artex
110-406 NAV    AF TSO C126   Artex 452-0133   Artex
110-406   AF TSO C126   Artex 452-0133    Artex
B406-4   AF TSO C126    Artex 452-0133    Artex
C406-2   AF TSO C126   Artex 452-0133    Artex
C406-2HM AF TSO C126    Artex 452-0133    Artex
G406-4 AF TSO C146  Artex 452-0133 Artex
Artex Aircraft Supplies inc(Communications Components Corp./Collins)      CIR-11 ( )(Collins manufactured units only) AF, AP, P TSO C91 Collins BP60-13 or Artex 00-60-13 or Merl BP-1026   Artex  

 

  
Bendix-Avelex Inc. (Dayton-Granger Inc./Martech)   EB-2BW 750056-1 S TSO C91RS147 Iss. 2 Dayton-Granger Inc. 760011-1 or Martech 760011 or Artex 00-25-004 or Merl BP-1040
EB-2BW 750056 S TSO C91RS147 Iss. 2 Dayton-Granger Inc. 760011-2
Bendix-Avelex Inc. (Dayton-Granger Inc./Martech) (cont.) CIR-11( )(Martech maufactured units)    AF, AP, P   TSO C91      Martech BP 60-13      
EB-2 B    TSO C91  Martech 760013 or Artex 00-25-004 orMerl BP-1040 
EB-2 BC  AF  TSO C91  Martech 760013 or Artex 00-25-004 or Merl BP-1040
EB-2-BCD  AF,AP TSO C91 Martech 760013 or Artex 00-25-004 or Merl BP-1040  
EB-2 BW S TSO C91  Martech 760011 or Artex 00-25-004 orMerl BP-1040 
ELTs Unlimitted INC (Deft Laboratories/Leigh Systems) DEFT-1     AF, AP, P      TSO C91 Deft or ELTs Unlimited 05.07.002 or 05.07.002A or 05.07.002B    Canadian Airmotive

 

 
SHARC 7A/7C/7K F RSS 147 Iss. 3 Deft 0004-006 or Artex 00-04-006B or 00-04-006C or Merl BP-1015
Dorne Margolin DM ELT 6 AF TSO C91 DM ELT 6.13 or ELT 8.13 or Artex 00-60-62 or Merl BP-1020 or Aviall BS2173
Dorne Margolin (cont.) DM ELT 6C       F        RSS 147 Iss. 3         DM ELT 6.13 or ELT 8.13 or Artex 00-60-62       
DM ELT 8    AF  TSO C91  DM ELT 6.13 or ELT 8.13 or Artex 00-60-62 or Merl BP-1020 or Aviall BS2173
DM ELT 14-1-1  AF TSO C91a DM U158-1 
Canadian Airmotive LTD (Emergency Beacon Corp.) EBC 102    P   TSO C91    EBC or Glatzer GS-21 or GS-51    Canadian Airmotive
EBC 302    P, AP TSO C91 EBC or Glatzer GS-21 or GS-51 or Artex 00-22-006 or Merl BP-1045
EBC 102A P, AP TSO C91 EBC or Glatzer GS-21 or GS-51 or Artex 00-22-006 or Merl BP-1045
EBC 502 AP, P TSO C91a Glatzer GS-52 Canadian Airmotive
Technisonic Industries LTD (Garrett) RESCU 88      AF, AP    TSO C91     Artex R-88A or Merl BP-1035     Technisonic
RESCU 99 TSO C91 Garrett 629712-1 or Artex R-99
RESCU 99 DAL  F RSS 147 Iss. 2  Garrett (See RESCU 99 DAL Manual)
Litton ELT 952   AP, AF, S   TSO C91a   Litton 95210400-02   Litton
ELT 952-21  AP, AF TSOC91A, C126 Litton 9510400-01 
( Lithium )
Narco Avionics ELT-10        AF, AP, P        TSO C91       Narco 506590101 or Artex 00-10-009 or Merl BP-1010 or Aviall BS2166    
ELT-10C F  RSS 147 Iss. 3 Narco 50690101 or Artex 00-10-009 
ELT-910 AF TSO C91a Narco 56995-0101 
Pointer 3000-1    AF, AP    TSO C91    Pointer C2020 or Merl BP-1030   
4000 AF, AP TSO C91 Pointer C2020 
C4000 F RSS 147 Iss. 3 Pointer C2020 ; Artex 00-40-006 (ARTEX has stopped production of this part # effective May 2000)
4000-10 AF, AP C91a C2020
4000-11 AF C91a C2020
Technisonic TEL 82 AF, AP RSS 147 Iss. 3 Technisonic 621740-1 or Artex P/N R-88-9V
Tracer Electronics Tracer 1 TR-747 AF, AP RSS 147 Iss. 4 Tracer TR-121509E

Note: Tracer Electronics is an approved Canadian Repair Station for 

1) Artex product line of ELTs 
2) Pointer 4000, C-4000, 4000-10 and 4000-11 ELTs 
    (for Western Canada only)

For further information contact the manufacturer/distributor at the number listed below:

ACK Technologies
(408) 287-8021
Dayton-Granger Inc.
(954) 463-3451
Merl
(203) 237-8811
Ameri King Corp.  
(714) 842-8555   
ELTs Unlimited
(914) 576-2702 
Narco Avionics   
(215) 643-2900
Artex
(503) 678-7929
Emergency Beacon Corp.
(914) 235-9400 
Pointer
(905) 564-1600
Aviall 
(214) 358-5275
Litton Customer Service
(610) 328-4000 
Technisonic
(905) 890-2113
Canadian Airmotive
(613) 521-1430
Martech  
(305) 463-3451 
Tracer
(250) 752-1004
A.I.L. Systems Inc.
(old Dorne Margolin)
(631) 595-3170