ELT 3000

Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)

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You’re never fully prepared without an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) on board. The ELT 3000™ is a truly integrated safety device. Its compact design and navigational interface ensure that installation is easy, and that search and rescue teams will always be able to locate your aircraft. Plus, the ELT3000 automatically transmits your latitude/longitude every 50 seconds for 24 hours on the 406 MHz distress frequency. This allows local first responders to pinpoint the exact aircraft location within minutes of beacon activation, should you run into an emergency situation. Be Prepared for the Unpredictable: – Manual and automatic activation – Two-wire remote switch – Flexible installation – Stainless steel mounting bracket – Built-in navigational interface

With aircraft NAV-Data seamlessly integrated, latitude/longitude is automatically transmitted every 50 seconds for 24 hours on the 406 MHz distress frequency.  This allows emergency responders to pin-point the exact aircraft location within a few minutes of the beacon being activated.

The ARTEX ELT 3000 is designed to reduce the size and weight of the ELT system in a simple-to-install package.  To simplify installation, the ARTEX ELT 3000 utilizes a single RF output that connects to a tri-band antenna reducing the installation to a single coax cable.  The single input antenna and the elimination of an external NAV interface greatly reduces installation costs.

The ARTEX ELT 3000 is compatible with ARTEX’s exclusive online satellite confirmation testing system, 406Test.com.  This exclusive system provides real-time beacon testing results through the same satellites used by Search and Rescue ensuring the ELT system is functioning properly.  There is a reason that ARTEX ELTs are the choice of more aircraft manufacturers than any other; they trust ARTEX to build the highest quality products knowing they are used to save lives.

How the ARTEX ELT 3000 works

The ARTEX ELT 3000 can be activated manually (via cockpit remote switch) or automatically (the G-Switch senses a 2.3G or greater impact), and alerts the closest Search and Rescue agency of an emergency.  The 406 MHz signal, containing the aircraft GPS coordinates, is transmitted to the Cospas-Sarsat satellites and relayed to the Mission Control Center where it is immediately routed to the nearest Search and Rescue agency.  The beacon will provide first responders with the exact location to within 100 meters.  Finally, the 121.5/243 MHz homing signals assist Search and Rescue ground forces with finding the location of the emergency.

Ease of Installation

The ARTEX ELT 3000 provides a quick-and-easy retrofit opportunity with flexible installation options such as a two or five-wire remote switch that does not require any aircraft power.  Because it is a single output ELT, the ELT 3000 utilizes the same RF output and only one coax cable to transmit both 406 MHz and 121.5/243 MHz signals. The built-in navigation interface reduces the need to mount a secondary external interface, greatly reducing the cost of installation.  There are two mounting trays available.  One allows for the smallest footprint possible while the other matches legacy ARTEX B and C Series ELT installations, providing further reduction of engineering costs.


Available for Fixed-Wing and Rotorcraft Aircraft


  • The smallest 406 MHz ELT available and lightest transport-grade ELT with ARINC/GPS RS232 interface
  • Automatic Fixed Emergency Locator Transmitter
  • Tri-Frequency distress beacon, digital 406 MHz and analog 121.5/243 MHz homing signals
  • Auto activation via internal G-switch
  • Tri-band antenna with single connector and cable to transmitter
  • Easy maintenance and installation
  • Many cockpit remote switch options available
  • Can be connected to onboard GPS via Integrated ARINC429 or RS232 interface
  • GPS data is embedded in digital transmission reducing search radius down to 100 meters
  • Worldwide Cospas-Sarsat coverage
  • 6-year battery life (replaceable)
  • Helicopter version with 5-axis G-Switch available
  • Compatible with ARTEX 406Test.com Satellite Confirmation Testing System
  • Meets both FAA and EASA requirements


ModelELT 3000 (P/N 8221)
Antenna Options AvailableRod Antenna (110-338 or 8603: part of kit 8223 and kit 8233); Blade Antenna (110-340 or 8601: part of kit 8224)
Operating Frequencies406.040 MHz (+/- 1 kHz), 121.5 & 243 MHz (+/- 5 kHz)
Emission Designators16K0G1D (406.040 MHz) / 3K20A3X (121.5 & 243 MHz)
GPSBuilt-in GPS Navigational Interface (ARINC429 or RS 232)
Output Power406 MHz: 5W +/- 2 dB (520 ms/ 50 sec) for 24 hours @ -20°C (-4°F) to +55 °C (131 °F); 121.5/243.0 MHz: 100 mW min (+20 dBm) for 50 hours @ -20 °C (-4°F) to +55 °C (131 °F)
Output ConnectorBNC Female (406/243/121.5 MHz)
ActivationAutomatic via Primary G-Switch by 4.5 feet per second (2.3 G) and Manual Activation
Battery6 year Lithium (LiMnO2), Replacement Battery Part No. 8315
Temperature Certified to:Operating: -20°C to +55°C, Storage: -55°C to +85°C
Self TestG-Switch Enabled, 406 MHz, 121.5 MHz, and 243 MHz Power, Antenna/Coax Connection, NAV system, Low Battery, and GNSS
Remote ControlON/ARM/TEST (2 wire and 5 wire connectivity)
Weight2.17 lbs (985 g)
Measurements5.5 (L) x 3.8 (H) x 3.4 (W)” (13.97 x 9.65 x 8.63 cm)
Mounting TrayStandard tray (P/N 8316) includes universal mounting hole patterns which fit numerous existing ELT mounting configurations / Conversion tray (P/N 8318) provides a larger footprint to align the smaller ELT 3000 with the legacy B-Series and C-Series ELT installations.
ApprovalsCospas-Sarsat, FAA TSO, EASA,

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