Orolia to Provide INTEGRA ELTs and Support to Airbus Helicopters (Video)

Orolia Signs 20-Year Agreement to Provide ELTs and Support to Airbus Helicopters
Orolia Signs 20-Year Agreement to Provide ELTs and Support to Airbus Helicopters

Orolia, the world leader in resilient position, navigation and timing (PNT) technology, and Two-Time Platinum Award Winner in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has signed a 20-year agreement with Airbus Helicopters to continue its role as the supplier of emergency locator transmitter beacons as well as technical support for all civil and military Airbus helicopters.

“This new, long-term contract, shows a great deal of continued trust in us from Airbus,” said Christian Belleux, Aviation Product Line Director at Orolia.

“We’ve been so pleased with the reliability of the INTEGRA ELT, the primary product for Airbus helicopters, and its unique operating features have also been proven through the years to be a strong point for operators around the world.”

The INTEGRA ELT, unlike traditional ELTs that rely on the aircraft GPS and broadcast antennae, can use its own internal GPS and back-up antennae to ensure communication with the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite network in the event of an accident, providing key positioning data for better location accuracy and a higher chance of rescue.

(Integra ELT comes with an embedded GPS to ensure location accuracy when you need it the most. Courtesy of the McMurdo Group, a division of Orolia, and YouTube)

The unit, which already equips most of the Airbus Helicopters programs, weighs less than one kilogram, uses both 121.5 and 406MHz frequencies and features a six-year battery.

The Integra ELT operates on the 121.5 MHz and 406 MHz frequencies.

It is the world’s only ELT equipped with a 406 MHz back-up antenna, which enables the ELT to transmit the 406 MHz distress signal independently from the aircraft, in case the external antenna is broken or damaged.


In addition to detecting a potential antenna failure, the Integra ELT comes with an embedded GPS to ensure location accuracy when you need it the most.

Our trusted partners Airbus, Embraer, Honda Jet, Cub Crafters, Robinson Helicopters and others rely on the world’s most innovative and resilient ELT to fly safe.

More than an unique technology, the Integra ELT allows aviation professionals and enthusiasts to save on long-term costs through our 10-year manufacturer warranty, which represents the longest warranty in the industry.

The value of the contract which was not released, includes all Airbus helicopters, civil and military.

Christian Belleux, Aviation Product Line Director at Orolia
Christian Belleux, Aviation Product Line Director at Orolia

Under the new contract, Orolia will provide complete product support to the global network of Airbus Helicopters service centers.

“We work hard every day to win and maintain the confidence of our customers that we will always offer both the best technology and the level of service they deserve – delivering on time and within their budget,” added Belleux.

“As a global leader in PNT technology, we’re able to call on an unrivaled level of expertise across the companies of Orolia to constantly advance the frontiers of technology that manufacturers and operators count on.”

Orolia Takes Two in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

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  • Orolia

    • Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner
    • MEOSAR Search and Rescue (SAR) Satellite Ground System
    • Best SAR Satellite Ground System

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  • Spectracoman Orolia brand

    • Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner
    • VersaPNT 
    • Best Resilient PNT (Positioning, Navigation and Timing) Solution
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon

Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included:


  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission
  • State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Leaders in Private Security

Recognized for their Innovative Training and Education Programs, Outstanding Product Development Achievements and Exciting New Technologies to address the growing Homeland Security Threats our Nation is facing.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.

American Security Today will be holding the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon to honor Nominees, Finalists and Winner in November 2018, in New York City.

McMurdo is a global leader in emergency readiness and response including search and rescue and maritime domain awareness solutions.


At the core of these solutions are resilient positioning, navigation and tracking products, technologies and applications that have helped to save 40,000 lives since 1982.

A division of Orolia, McMurdo brings together nearly 150 combined years of experience by consolidating proven Boatracs, Kannad, McMurdo, SARBE and Techno-Sciences, Inc. brands into the industry’s first end-to-end emergency readiness and response ecosystem (distress beacons, satellite connectivity infrastructure, monitoring/positioning software and emergency response management solutions).

Orolia McMurdoAirbus, Boeing, the British Royal Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard, NASA and others are among the hundreds of aviation, fishing, and government, marine and military customers around the world that trust McMurdo to prevent emergencies, protect assets and save lives.

To Learn More about the Integra ELT, visit http://bit.ly/Integra-Info.