FAA Sets February Deadline To Check On 3,800 Honeywell ELTs

By Sean Broderick
Source: Aviation Daily
September 18, 2013

The FAA is giving operators 135 days to inspect some 3,800 Honeywell emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) for risks of fire, closely following a Canadian directive issued last month.

Set for publication today as a direct final rule, the FAA rule calls for a one-time visual inspection of ELTs and related transmitter units (TUs). The checks should focus on the condition of battery covers, wires and insulation; damage to TU wires; and deformation or other “discrepancies” in the battery cover gaskets, the FAA says in the directive.

The checks are based on Honeywell guidance last updated Aug. 8 and adopted by Canadian regulators a week later. They apply to Honeywell Model RESCU 406AF and 406AFN ELTs with TU part numbers 1152682-1, -2, and -3.

FAA’s directive is effective Oct. 2. Operators then have 120 days, or until Jan. 30, to complete the checks.

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