It’s a piece of airline equipment that everybody hopes will never be needed. But if an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) does have to be pressed into use, it’s important is as efficient as possible. Astronics showed for the first time at AIX in Hamburg its SRB-406G beacon, which as far as the company knows, is the first that can be programmed wirelessly, sales manager Adam Beach said. The ELT is normally mounted in escape slides, which in the event of a water landing convert ...

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