Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Cobham Beacon ELTs Receive FAA Approvals
Cobham Beacon Solutions today announced they have received 24 Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorizations from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Artex Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) product line. The FAA has allowed transition of the previous approval from Cobham Avionics in Prescott, AZ to ACR Electronics in Fort Lauderdale FL under the new Part 21 Transfer Process as the two Business Units are combined.
This TSO authorization means that Artex ELT Products are now under the design control and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) of the Fort Lauderdale office which also has a long history of controlled quality, precision designing and testing, and lean manufacturing of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons, Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) and survival lighting products for the marine, outdoor, aviation and military markets. Fort Lauderdale will now be responsible for both design and the production process of the 24 TSO approvals for the Artex ELT product line including the ME-406, C-406, B-406, G-406 and SLB406 line of Emergency Locator Transmitters as well as legacy battery packs, remote switches and cable assemblies. Full Story