Orolia’s Aerospace initiatives include military and commercial aviation, in addition to space programs.

Orolia has been selected by the European Commission on several occasions to coordinate the development and commercialization of Galileo related applications. This document provides details about the Helios, Tauceti and GEARS projects led by Orolia.
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Orolia offers GNSS testing and simulation solutions designed to ensure the performance, resilience and accuracy of your system for complex GNSS space-based applications.
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Orolia provides military and commercial aviation positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions to ensure continuous access to precise, actionable data for military missions and to enable the safe, efficient operations of commercial aircraft worldwide.

Our aerospace clients and partners include military aviation agencies, manufacturers, and authorities; in addition to commercial aviation agencies, air traffic control entities, and commercial manufacturers.

We develop integrated & resilient aerospace PNT solutions for:

  • Airlines: The world’s leading airlines trust Orolia for their aviation safety needs from Emergency Location Transmitters (ELTs) to next-generation Emergency Management Systems. These systems are also available for military aviation applications.
  • Aircraft Manufacturers: Orolia’s award-winning, fully-redundant ELT solutions are easily integrated into the world’s leading military, commercial, business and general aviation aircraft.
  • Air Traffic Control: Air traffic control systems rely on Orolia’s highly accurate, reliable PNT solutions to track and monitor airlines, aircraft and other airborne vessels.
  • Aviation/Aerospace Agencies: Aviation and aerospace companies around the globe trust Orolia to lead key industry safety initiatives including the Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) and the European Commission’s HELIOS project.
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Leading Commercial Airlines rely on Orolia Beacons
Orolia ELTs in Use Today
Worldwide Manufacturer of Aviation Beacons (ELTs)
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European Commission
chooses McMurdo to lead development of Next-Gen Search & Rescue beacon


Satellite operators, space agencies and satellite-based organizations worldwide rely on Orolia’s Resilient PNT products, technologies and systems for accuracy, reliability and performance.

Orolia provides the critical positioning, navigation and timing solutions at the core of the world’s GPS, navigation and tracking/monitoring applications.

We develop integrated and resilient space solutions for:

  • Satellite Operators: Orolia’s atomic clocks and other Resilient PNT solutions play a major role in the accuracy and reliability of PNT data from GPS, Galileo, BeiDou, IRNSS and other satellite systems.
  • Space Agencies: As a global leader in Resilient PNT solutions from atomic clocks to satellite-based search and rescue, Orolia is helping to redefine the future of satellite-based applications.
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Orolia atomic clock-powered GNSS satellites than GPS satellites in operation
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Orolia atomic clocks launched in space
(98 RAFS + 25 Maser)

Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS)

Developing the Next-Generation Aviation Emergency Management System

Orolia is a leading contributor in the design, development and deployment of the aviation industry’s next-generation emergency management system known as GADSS (Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System) and other emerging aviation/aerospace safety initiatives.

As part of the Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS) regulation adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), large aircraft delivered after January 1, 2021, are required to be equipped with an Autonomous Distress Tracking (ADT) capability to transmit an alert, along with aircraft successive positions, as soon as a distress condition is detected while the aircraft is still in fl­ight. Key stakeholders, like operators, ATSU and RCC shall access resulting distress tracking data.

As the leader of the HELIOS European project, in collaboration with Air France, Airbus and Cobham, Orolia is committed to provide airframers and operators with an ADT compliant solution to meet ICAO recommendations. For that purpose, Orolia is currently developing Kannad Ultima-DT, a crash survivable distress tracking ELT which meets Special Conditions on lithium batteries.

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GADSS White Paper