Orolia and AFI KLM E&M have begun work to develop a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the A320 family of aircraft to retrofit the GADSS-compliant Kannad ELT-DT as part of the European Commission’s H2020 HELIOS project. Both Orolia and AFI KLM E&M are part of the EC’s industry-led Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program HELIOS project tasked to lead the development of next-generation search and rescue distress beacons that meet the upcoming implementation of ICAO Global Aeronautical Distress & Safety System (GADSS) recommendations. The STC, expected to be available in 2019, will allow airlines to retrofit A320 family aircraft with

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