Introducing the Artex ELT 1000 by ACR

Artex ELT 1000

Introducing the new Artex ELT 1000 by ACR. A value-priced, single antenna output 406 ELT with internal GPS interface. The new ELT1000 offers the following enhanced features:

• Compact, modern design; lightweight
• Single antenna output for both 406 and 121.5 MHz frequencies
• Built-in GPS interface that does not require aircraft power
• New 2-wire remote switch
• Stainless steel mounting strap that meets the latest FAA TSO standards
• Easy retrofit for 90% of existing ELTs with improved mounting plate

Single Output
GPS Interface
Remote Switch
Stainless Steel Strap
Mounting Plate

Why choose Artex?

• Fully designed, manufactured, supported in the USA
• Standard ELT for many aircraft OEMs such as Boeing, Gulfstream, Bell, and Embraer
• Worldwide network of support via dealers, distributors, and service centers
• Proven quality and reputation

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FAA Approves First Commercial Drone Flights over Land

FAA_sealSurveys Will Check Pipelines, Infrastructure on Alaska North Slope

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has given approval for energy corporation BP and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturer AeroVironment to fly an AeroVironment Puma AE for aerial surveys in  Alaska—the first time the FAA has authorized a commercial UAS operation over land.

“These surveys on Alaska’s North Slope are another important step toward broader commercial use of unmanned aircraft,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “The technology is quickly changing, and the opportunities are growing.”

The FAA issued a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization to survey BP pipelines, roads and equipment at Prudhoe Bay, AK, the largest oilfield in the United States. AeroVironment performed the first flight for BP on June 8.

The Puma AE is a small, hand-launched UAS that is about 4 1/2 feet long and has a wingspan of 9 feet. Using the information generated by the Puma’s sensors, BP hopes to target maintenance activities on specific roads and infrastructure, which will save time and support safety and operational reliability goals, while helping to protect the sensitive North Slope environment.

Last summer, the FAA issued restricted category type certificates to the Puma and Insitu’s Scan Eagle, another small UAS. The certificates were limited to aerial surveillance only over Arctic waters. The FAA recently modified the data sheet of the Puma’s restricted category type certificate to allow operations over land after AeroVironment showed that the Puma could perform such flights safely.

“The 2012 Reauthorization law tasks us with integrating small UAS in the Arctic on a permanent basis,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. “This operation will help us accomplish the goal set for us by Congress.”

For more information on UAS and the FAA’s Arctic operations, go to:

Source: Press Release – FAA Approves First Commercial UAS Flights over Land