ACE Group has launched its new range of distress beacons “ELiTe” for commercial aviation

On the occasion of the air show SIAE at le Bourget (Paris, 19-25 June) ECA Group has launched its new beacon ” ELiTe “.

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“Every airliner is equipped with an emergency beacon automatic fixed and at least one tag survival portable. The great novelty is that the new tag ” ELiTe “, according to a patented concept, becomes both portable to ensure the function tag of survival and automatic to ensure the function autotag-fixed. This allows the airlines a gain of operating by not managing a single product configuration and maintenance. ” explains Gilbert Rosso, director of the Aerospace PLA Group.

In addition, “ELiTe” is the first tag of survival in aviation (ELT), which integrates a GPS transmitter and an automatic activation system in contact with water, fiabilisant thus triggering and the localization of the survivors of an aircraft that is sinking by the system of “Search and Rescue” of COSPAS-SARSAT*.

Beyond this technological advancement in the location, by radio transmission, the team of ELTA have integrated new features to the services of a advanced ergonomics, easier installation and optimised maintenance.

Aircraft manufacturers, airlines and maintenance centres will be starting in September 2017 benefit :

of a single issuer fulfilling the functions of automatic fixed and survival portable,
of integrated antennas guaranteeing a congestion-optimized,
a direct connection to the bus avionics of the aircraft (ARINC 429),
a block, new energy generation conform to the latest regulations air force,
and a display providing access to information and maintenance of energy level.
This range of tags is innovative is in the process of certification to meet new standards for international aviation.

With ” ELiTe “, ACE Group strengthens its leading position on the market for commercial aviation with the prospect of more than 35,000 commercial aircraft to be equipped in the next 20 years.

The teams ACE Group gives you appointment at the next PARIS AIRSHOW in June 2017 on the stand : F108 – Hall 2B to discover this new solution, as well as other innovations to the aerospace industry.

* The Cospas-Sarsat Program provides a timely manner of distress alerts and location data accurate and reliable in order that the authorities of search and rescue (SAR) may be able to help people in distress. More information :

** Automatic identification technology that uses the radiation of radio frequency to identify objects carrying tags when they pass close to an interrogator

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The Group PLA

Recognized for his expertise in robotics, automated systems, simulation and industrial processes, the Group ECA has developed since 1936 innovative technological solutions and full for complex missions in hostile environments or forced. Its offer is aimed at a demanding international clientele in terms of safety and efficiency, mainly in the sectors of defence, maritime, aerospace, simulation, industry and energy.

In 2016, the group achieved a turnover of€ 112.5 Million on its three poles of activity : Robotics & embedded Systems, Aerospace and Simulation.

The Group ACE is a company of Groupe Gorgé.

The company cca is listed on the Euronext Paris Compartment C.

Indexes : SBF 250, CAC SMALL 90 and CAC IT – ISIN Code : FR0010099515

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