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Artex ME406 series of 406 MHz ELTs certified by Canadian authorities

April 2, 2008, Aurora, OR - Artex Aircraft Supplies, Inc. has received Transport Canada and Industry Canada approval for the ME406 ELT model series.


April 2, 2008
By Corrie


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April 2, 2008, Aurora, Oregon,  – Artex Aircraft Supplies, Inc. has received Transport Canada and Industry Canada approval for the ME406 ELT model series. Customers will be able to purchase the ME406 (fixed wing), ME406 HM (helicopter), ME406 ACE (retrofit system for ACK 2-frequency ELTs) and the ME406P (automatic portable for fixed wing and helicopter applications) through the Artex distributor network for installation into aircraft registered in Canada. The change to a different battery chemistry that made the Transport Canada and Industry Canada certification possible also allows Artex to extend the useful battery life for the ME406 ELT series from five years to six years.
 
Artex is currently undertaking the required steps to ramp up production in order to satisfy the rapidly increasing demands for 406 MHz ELTs allowing customers to retrofit their aircrafts before the February 1, 2009 deadline after which COSPAS/SARSAT will terminate the satellite monitoring of the 121.5 MHz emergency frequency. From that date on, only digital signals transmitted from 406 MHz TSO C126 ELTs will be processed by the satellite system.
 
About Artex Aircraft Supplies, Inc.
 
Artex is the industry leader in design, development and manufacture of 406 MHz TSO C126 approved Emergency Locator Transmitter for commercial, general, business and military aviation. A part of the Cobham Avionics and Surveillance division, Artex offers a wide range of 406 MHz ELT solutions covering all aviation applications. Additional company information and a link to the distributor contacts for a dealer closest to your location is available at www.artex.aero.


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