An Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) refers to a piece of equipment that may be automatically activated by impact or be manually activated. When activated, ELTs transmit distress signals on designated frequencies that can be detected by satellites, which aid in search and rescue operations.
Operators of Singapore-registered aircraft must ensure that all ELTs onboard (that are capable of transmitting on 406 MHz) are registered with CAAS.
To register, please submit this form to the Singapore Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) via email, to CAAS_RCC@caas.gov.sg.
Operators shall also inform the RCC immediately (via submission of the form) if there are any changes to the ELT information, for example in the following situations:
a) New ELT registration
b) De-registration of aircraft
c) Replacement of ELT
d) Change in battery expiry
e) Change in aircraft colour or livery
For testing of ELT, please request for an approval from CAAS RCC via CAAS_RCC@caas.gov.sg at least 2 days in advance before the test date. The approval request shall contain the following information:
1. Aircraft Operator
2. Aircraft Registration
3. Country of Registration
4. Aircraft Type
5. Date, Start and End time of Testing
6. Location in Latitude and Longitude
7. Location via address
8. Distress Beacon ID number (expressed in the form of an alphanumerical code of 15 hexadecimal characters)
9. Frequencies transmitted
10. Name, company and contact number of person requesting the test