According to regulations and recommendations from the FAA, ICAO or other aviation organisations, what types of aircraft are required to carry Automatic Fixed Emergency Location Transmitters (ELT(AF)) devices? In particular, is it required of commercial transport airliners?
CAA (and I guess other aviation organisations/regulators) group aircraft into several categories:
- General Aviation (GA) - personal aircraft etc.
- Business Aviation - executive jets etc
- Commercial Air Transport / Public Transport - Scheduled passenger airliners etc.
ELTs are emergency transmitters that are carried aboard most general aviation aircraft in the U.S.
(my emphasis) - note GA, not all aircraft.
Aeroplanes - ICAO Annex 6, Part II
6.12.3 From 1 January 2005, all aeroplanes operated on extended flights over water as described in 6.3.3 b) and when operated on flights over designated land areas as described in 6.4 shall be equipped with one automatic ELT. [i.e. designated KK(ii) in the Air Navigation Order]
6.12.4 Recommendation. - All aeroplanes should carry an automatic ELT.
But I can't find an annex mentioning ELTs at www.icao.int.
So, I'm not sure whether all airliners are required to carry ELT(AF)s and if so, by whom.