Kannad ELT Onboarding Support

Welcome to the Orolia Family

Thank you for choosing a Kannad ELT. We’re so glad to have you as a customer! The following resources are designed to help you get up and running fast. Please bookmark this page for reference.

For user manuals, please visit our Partner portal at the link below.

 

Partner Portal

Warranty Information

The equipment is warranted against all material or manufacturing defect for a period of two years from the date of installation on the aircraft or thirty months from the date of shipment from Orolia S.A.S. facilities whichever occur first.

This warranty covers the cost of parts and labor in our factories.

If your Kannad Aviation product is under PART 21, and develops a fault, you must obtain an RMA (Return Materials Authorization) number before you return any items to us through our Support Form.

For all others services, please contact our Service Centers (Repair, Battery Replacement or Programming Center, depending of your enquiry) through the partner map.

 

Partner & Support Center Locator

Support Tutorials

FAQ

How to reprogram my ELT/Dongle ?

Various options are possible to reprogram an ELT. We invite you to go through our online decision tree.

 

Decision Tree
Can I use my old 121.5MHz antenna?

Your old 121.5MHz antenna is only good for that frequency, so you need to change it for one that combines 121.5 and 406MHz in one unit. See the antennas page for the range we offer.

Antennas
Do I have to have a Remote Control for my ELT?

The short answer is Yes, unless you can mount the ELT is a place where it can be operated, and the indicator light viewed, from the pilot’s normal flying position. You can’t, for example, avoid having a Remote Control by mounting it on a shelf behind the pilot.

How do I choose between a PLB and ELT?

First, you may not have a choice, as either a PLB or an ELT may be mandated in your country, so check your local regulations.

If you have a free hand to choose, select an ELT if you want an automated rescue alerting system which can call for help even if you are unconscious or a PLB if you are happy to rely on manual activation. Remember that a PLB has no way of calling for help if you are unconscious.

If you want maximum security, select both – an ELT for your plane and a PLB in your pocket.

How long do batteries last?

The real question is ‘how often do batteries have to be changed?’ They actually last about twice as long as the recommended replacement period, but regulations require manufacturers to build in a safety factor. The Kannad PLBs require a battery change after 5 years; the Kannad ELTs require a battery change after 6 years. You may get a few extra months, and the replacement date is printed on the beacon.

Is retro-fitting easy?

You bet. The Kannad Universal Mounting Tray fits pretty well all legacy 121.5MHz ELTs, so changing over the unit is simple. You can generally use the existing co-axial antenna cable, though you will of course have to change the antennas. With the choice of Remote Controls offered by Kannad Aviation, there is a replacement to fit the panel holes of every legacy model. The last job, then, is to replace the end fittings on the remote control cable. It is simply a matter of cutting off the old connectors and soldering on the Kannad ones. From April 2011 you will be able to order retro-fit installation kits for all other brands, with pre-assembled cable fittings, making retro-fitting even easier, and taking away the need to do any soldering.

Maintenance Manuals

Please refer to Kannad ELT Maintenance Policy

All Manuals published here are the latest approved version

Ref. Description Revision Issue Date Insertion Date
25-63-01 Level 3 CMM for Kannad 406 AF, AF-H, AF-6D, AP, AP-H, AS, Survival, 121AF, AF-H Rev. 22 Jun. 02, 2020 Oct. 02, 2020
25-63-02 Level 3 CMM for Kannad 406 ATP Rev. 10 Feb. 09, 2016 Feb. 09, 2016
25-63-03 Level 3 CMM for Kannad 406 AF Compact ELTs Rev. 07 Feb. 27, 2018 Jul. 09, 2018
25-63-06 Level CMM for Kannad INTEGRA ELTs Rev. 04 Mar. 31, 2020 Mar. 31, 2020

NOTE: The Level 3 CMMs are provided only to Kannad Approved Repair & Warranty Centers.

Ref. Description Revision Issue Date Insertion Date
25-63-05 Level 2 CMM for Kannad 406 AF, AF-H, AF-6D, AP, AP-H, AS, Survival, 121AF, AF-H Rev. 05 Oct 02, 2021 Nov 3, 2021
25-63-07 Level 2 CMM for Kannad 406 AF Compact ELTs Rev. 02 Feb. 23, 2018 Jul. 09, 2018
25-63-08 Level 2 CMM for Kannad INTEGRA ELTs Rev. 01 Mar. 31, 2020 Mar. 31, 2020

NOTE: The Level 2 CMMs are provided only to Kannad Approved Battery Replacement Centers.

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