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The Autonomous Distress Tracking (ADT) mandate is part of the Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS) initiative launched by ICAO after several accidents where downed aircraft could not be located at all, or only after long and expensive search efforts. 

While most airlines have already complied with the normal tracking mandate due by the end of 2018, the ADT requirement for January 2021 is approaching fast. It is designed to improve the location of aircraft in the critical phase, when the aircraft is in distress, anywhere in the world. 

This webinar will give OEMs and airlines an insight of: 

  • The GADSS ADT requirements: What is the exact scope and definition of ADT? What performance is expected? When should airlines comply? Which specific aircraft types are involved? 
  • Compliance through an ELT DT (Emergency Location Transmitter: Distress Tracking): While the mandate is performance-based, various technologies are available to meet this requirement.

    Orolia will highlight the concept of ELT-DT which has emerged as a resilient solution supported by an existing global infrastructure dedicated to distress management.

  • Use Case of Successful ELT (DT) Integration: 
    Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance will give an insight of the STC development work that is currently underway. 

Christian Belleux
Aviation Product Line Director

As part of a long career in the Aerospace Industry (Lucas Aerospace, Meggitt PLC, TW Metals), Christian Belleux joined KANNAD Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) in 2004, now part of OROLIA, as Aviation sales Manager. His other positions included Chairman of EUROCAE WG74, Publication of ED62A European Minimum Operation Specifications of ELTs. After successfully integrating the SARBE Military beacons into Orolia, Christian is now the global lead of the Aviation product line.

Pablo Pintado
Project Manager
Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance

After getting an aeronautical engineering degree at the ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile) in Toulouse, Pablo Pintado joined AIR FRANCE INDUSTRIES at the AFR overhaul engine workshop in 2000 as part of the CFM engineering and in 2003 as a Customer Support Manager. Head of AFR cabin maintenance department, Military Project manager in charge of the C-135FR avionics retrofit program in 2012. Currently Project manager in charge of various cabin modification projects for AFR customers.