Is an Emergency locator transmitter - ELT required on any type of aircraft carrying passengers over water? Does it need to be fitted with an hydrostatic release unit so that it doesn't sink with the aircraft?
If they don't carry a releasable ELT, how are aircraft planned to be located after an accident over the ocean?
References to regulatory documentation definitely a plus (e.g. for the US, or for island countries like Australia or New Zealand).