Aviation Solutions

Orolia’s Aviation Solutions

Our extensive range of aviation Personal Locator Beacons and Emergency Location Transmitters is in Tri-Force use on every continent, and carried by fast jet aircrew around the world as part of their essential flight equipment. Armed Forces, expeditions and other personnel engaged in hazardous pursuits know they can rely on Orolia to ensure accurate location and fast recovery. Our Search and Rescue equipment continues to evolve with changing requirements, utilizing the very latest technology and production techniques.

Orolia’s aviation products and technologies are used in a variety of aviation markets.

Commercial Aviation Interactive Operational View

Today, Orolia is shaping the future of aviation by offering a wide selection of search and rescue solutions compliant to the latest standards for a variety of military and commercial aviation markets.

Ultima Line

Orolia, through its Kannad brand, has designed and supplied a comprehensive range of ELTs (fixed & portable) to the aviation industry for decades, becoming one of the world’s leading distress beacon manufacturers. More than thirty aircraft manufacturers as well as hundreds of airlines already trust Orolia for its ability to design and supply state of the art ELTs while following the highest quality standards.

As one of the major contributors in defining these new standards with regulators and architectures with aircraft manufacturers, Orolia now helps operators comply with GADSS and the special requirements through next-generation ELTs, under its new Kannad Ultima range.

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.

White Paper:

GADSS White Paper
  • Search and Rescue Locator Beacons (ELTs)
  • Satellite Communications
  • Rescue Communications
  • Data Management/Analytics
  • Search and Rescue Infrastructure
    • Satellite Ground Stations/Local User Terminals
    • Mission Control Centers
    • Rescue Coordination Centers
Airplane in Flight

General Aviation
(Leisure Aircraft, Business Jets)

Orolia provides ELTs, Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) and other solutions ideal for general aviation.

  • The Kannad Easy, for example, offers aviation enthusiasts a complete solution for their aviation safety needs, all in one box. It includes the revolutionary Kannad Integra ELT, the external antenna and other accessories that enable an easy and quick installation.

Commercial Aviation
(Aircraft, Airlines)

Orolia provides the industry’s most innovative fixed and portable survival ELTs used by leading commercial aircraft and airlines.

  • The Kannad Integra ELT, for example, is the world’s only ELT with built-in antenna and GPS redundancy to maximize your chance of rescue. Kannad Survival ELTs are also a key component of airlines’ emergency equipment.
Commercial Airliner


Orolia also offers ELTs designed specifically for helicopter and rotary aircraft.

  • The Kannad Integra 406 AF-H, for example, is the ELT of choice for several of the leading helicopter manufacturers, based on its internal 406MHz antenna and embedded GPS design.

Military Beacons

Orolia has developed a wide range of innovative military positioning devices designed to optimize successful rescue operations. We understand that these devices are critical to our customers, and failure is not an option.

SARBE Evo Search and Rescue beacons deliver improved operational capabilities to meet current Cospas-Sarsat testability and maintenance requirements. Rugged and reliable, SARBE Evo beacons are certified MIL-STD-810G to support complex military missions and locate warfighters in distress.

SARBE Key Elements

  • Exceeds Cospas-Sarsat endurance requirements
  • Improved testability for more efficient maintenance
  • Flexibility to optimize recovery operations
  • More robust GPS and GALILEO position acquisition
  • Audio system improvements to provide clearer audio and avoid saturation
  • Rugged to MIL-STD-810G standards

Orolia’s Aviation Distress Safety Systems Solutions:

Today, Orolia is shaping the future of aviation by offering a wide selection of search and rescue solutions compliant to latest standards for a variety of military and commercial aviation markets.
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