Aviation Solutions

Fly With Confidence


"Any pilot needs sound judgment, superior flight skills and the latest technologies to aviate, navigate and communicate. I trust Orolia’s long history of aviation innovation to ensure the safety of our passengers and crew."
– Airline Pilot

Today, Orolia is shaping the future of aviation through its McMurdo, Kannad and SARBE brands to offer a wide selection of state of the art safety and search and rescue solutions for a variety of military and commercial aviation markets.

Orolia’s Kannad Integra Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT), for example, is the most innovative ELT in aviation industry with a dual-antenna design and embedded GPS to ensure that distress signals and positioning data can be sent independent of the aircraft systems.

Similarly, leading aircraft manufacturers (including Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, Pilatus and others) and major airlines (such as British Airways, China Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and others) trust Orolia’s McMurdo products, technologies and innovations for their aviation search and rescue needs.

We’re also working closely with Aviation Industry Standards authorities and aircraft manufacturers to design and develop the next-generation Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS) system, with aviation beacons, tracking and communications systems powered by Orolia’s proven McMurdo technology.

So, fly with confidence knowing that you are backed by the global leader in emergency readiness and response with over 150 years of combined experience.

Orolia: Trusted for Life in Aviation.

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.

airplane on runway

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.

Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS)

Developing the Next-Generation Aviation Emergency Management System.

Air rescue

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.

Orolia is also driving various safety initiatives as part of the European Commission’s HELIOS project, which is tasked with developing innovative, new solutions such as next-generation aircraft emergency beacons (ELTs) to enhance safety in our skies. Orolia’s McMurdo brand, as the HELIOS project coordinator, leads a consortium of well-established, proven European companies and industry experts including Air France, France’s government space agency CNES, Cobham Aerospace Communications and other companies with expertise in aircraft manufacturing, protective clothing design, aerospace and satellite communications, distress beacon development and search and rescue operations.

From ELTs to global search and rescue infrastructure, from advanced traffic/monitoring systems to emerging air traffic management solutions, Orolia’s Resilient PNT solutions are trusted by the world’s leading airlines, aircraft manufacturers and aviation organizations for their aviation safety needs today and in the future.

Orolia's GADSS ELT


Using the Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System for advanced aircraft tracking & monitoring


Orolia’s Aviation Distress Safety Systems Solutions:

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

Air Traffic Management Solutions

Keep Our Skies Safer with Aviation Innovation.

Airplane taking off

In the world of Air Traffic Management (ATM) – with over 6,000 planes and nearly two million people in the air at any given time – real-time, accurate and reliable Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions are vital to ATM operations.

Orolia works with companies worldwide to provide Resilient PNT solutions that require robust, virtually fail-safe data to ensure safety in the world’s skies.

Whether for satellite-based GPS simulation or next-generation ATM tracking/monitoring systems integrated with search and rescue enhancements, Orolia is leading the way as a trusted partner for Air Traffic Management solutions.

Our Air Traffic Management Solutions:

  • Data Management/Analytics
  • Fleet Management/Tracking
  • Satellite Communications
  • Search and Rescue Infrastructure
  • PNT Signal Management
    • GPS Interference Detection and Mitigation
    • PNT Cybersecurity



More Info
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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Thursday, May 23, 2019
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