Kannad Aviation News
- Published on Monday, 07 February 2011 12:11
The XS-4 GPS PLB, the compact personal locator beacon from Kannad Aviation, has received Type Approval from Industry Canada’s Certification and Engineering Bureau. This Type Approval means that the lifesaving emergency distress beacon is compliant with safety regulations and can now be sold in the Canadian aviation market place.The XS-4 GPS PLB is a compact, waterproof and versatile 406 MHz emergency locator beacon which weighs just 150g and is 147mm in length, so it can be carried in the smallest pocket or grab bag compartment. It complies with tough international standards and operates on the global COSPAS SARSAT 406MHz search and rescue satellite communication system, which is supported by international government search and rescue authorities around the world. An integral 50-channel GPS gives fast and accurate location.
The unit is a vital piece of safety equipment for a pilot and crew if an aircraft should ditch into water or get into difficulties over remote terrain.PLBs should be purchased in your country of residence and must be registered with your national authority. Each XS-4 GPS PLB is programmed for a specific country and can only be registered in the country for which it has been programmed. Buyers in Canada will need to register their XS-4 PLB with the Canadian registry, which means that when their distress signal is received, a unique code will show their personal details and vital information which can speed up a rescue. Once registered, the XS-4 GPS PLB can be used anywhere in the world.