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 tomorrow 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 ...


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