- Posted March 20, 2014 by
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
The differences between ELTs , radio beacons, life raft beacons, ULBs are subjects on which I seem to possess more knowlege than most of your 777 experts.
The 777 has 2 ELTs controllable from the cockpit on an overhead panel.
There are 2 radio beacons, one in the cockpit, one in the cabin. To operate the attenna has to be manually affixed to the top of the radio beacon.
Life rafts also have radio beacons but they are activated
manually when the raft has been deployed and occupied.
ELTs are not designed to impact and surviveabilty standards as FDR or CVRs.
While too late to find this aircraft, I have ideas that would make it easy to find floating aircraft debris, from aircraft or satellite.
It is so simple , yet so obviuos.
Capt David Lynch