Welcome to the McMurdo Aviation Service and Support Page.
Please choose from the menu items below for more information on how McMurdo can help you with your specific product issues.
You can also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will be in touch to answer your service and support questions.
Kannad Aviation Repair, Battery Replacement & Programming Network
To find a McMurdo Service Partner near you, click here.
- Programming: You want to change the programming of your ELT? Click here then choose “ELT Programming” on step 2 filter.
- Maintenance: Your battery expires or you want to check your Kannad Aviation product during a periodic inspection? Click here then choose “ELT Battery replacement (Level 2)” on step 2 filter.
- Repair: Your Kannad Aviation product develops a fault or requires repair ? Click here then choose “ELT Repair (Level 3)” on step 2 filter.
The equipment is warranted against all material or manufacturing defect for a period of two years from the date of installation on the aircraft or thirty months from the date of shipment from Orolia S.A.S. facilities whichever occur first.
This warranty covers the cost of parts and labour in our factories.
If your Kannad Aviation product is under PART 21, and develops a fault, you must obtain an RMA (Return Materials Authorisation) number before you return any items to us. Send us an email at email@example.com.
For all others services, please contact our Service Centers (Repair, Battery Remplacement or Programming Center, depending of your enquiry). To find a McMurdo Service Partner near you, click here.
Can I use my old 121.5MHz antenna?
Your old 121.5MHz antenna is only good for that frequency, so you need to change it for one that combines 121.5 and 406MHz in one unit. See the antennas page for the range we offer.
Do I have to have a Remote Control for my ELT?
The short answer is Yes, unless you can mount the ELT is a place where it can be operated, and the indicator light viewed, from the pilot’s normal flying position. You can’t, for example, avoid having a Remote Control by mounting it on a shelf behind the pilot.
How do I choose between a PLB and ELT?
First, you may not have a choice, as either a PLB or an ELT may be mandated in your country, so check your local regulations.
If you have a free hand to choose, select an ELT if you want an automated rescue alerting system which can call for help even if you are unconscious or a PLB if you are happy to rely on manual activation. Remember that a PLB has no way of calling for help if you are unconscious.
If you want maximum security, select both – an ELT for your plane and a PLB in your pocket.
How long do batteries last?
The real question is ‘how often do batteries have to be changed?’ They actually last about twice as long as the recommended replacement period, but regulations require manufacturers to build in a safety factor. The Kannad PLBs require a battery change after 5 years; the Kannad ELTs require a battery change after 6 years. You may get a few extra months, and the replacement date is printed on the beacon.
Is retro-fitting easy?
You bet. The Kannad Universal Mounting Tray fits pretty well all legacy 121.5MHz ELTs, so changing over the unit is simple. You can generally use the existing co-axial antenna cable, though you will of course have to change the antennas. With the choice of Remote Controls offered by Kannad Aviation, there is a replacement to fit the panel holes of every legacy model. The last job, then, is to replace the end fittings on the remote control cable. It is simply a matter of cutting off the old connectors and soldering on the Kannad ones. From April 2011 you will be able to order retro-fit installation kits for all other brands, with pre-assembled cable fittings, making retro-fitting even easier, and taking away the need to do any soldering.
All Manuals published here are the latest approved version.
Manuals for Kannad 406 ELT
Installation and Operation Manual Kannad 406 AF / AF-H / AF(6D) DMA174Q, Rev. Jul 22/2013
Installation and Operation Manual Kannad 406 AP DMA185K, Jul 24/2013
Installation and Operation Manual Kannad 406 AP-H DOC06330E, Rev. Jul 24/2013
Installation and Operation Manual Kannad 406 AS DMA176, Index M, Rev. Aug 30/2012
Installation and Operation Manual Kannad 406 Survival DOC06056E, Rev. Jul 08/2013
Manuals for Compact
Manuals for Integra
Initial Installation Manual AF / AF-H Integra DOC09081E, Rev. Nov 02/2015
Operation Manual AF / AF-H Integra DOC09078E, Rev. Nov 02/2015
Initial Installation Manual AP / AP-H Integra DOC09082E, Rev. Nov 02/2015
Operation Manual AP / AP-H Integra DOC09079E, Rev. Nov 02/2015
Installation and Operation Manual Dongle IF-GPS RS232 DOC11038, index B, Rev. Nov 07/2013
Manuals for Integra ER-N
Initial Installation Manual AF / AF-H Integra (ER-N) DOC14001D, Rev. Feb 12/2015
Operation Manual AF / AF-H Integra (ER-N) DOC14002C, Rev. Feb 12/2015
Initial Installation Manual AP / AP-H Integra (ER-N) DOC14003D, Rev. Feb 12/2015
Operation Manual AP / AP-H Integra (ER-N) DOC14004C, Rev. Feb 12/2015
Installation and Operation Manual Integra ARINC e-NAV DOC13033, Index B, Rev. Sep 14/2016
Manuals for Remote Control Panel
Please refer to Kannad ELT Maintenance Policy : Maintenance Policy for all Kannad ELTs
Level 2 CMM – all the scheduled maintenance operation on our ELTs (including annual testing and battery replacement) are described in the following documents.
CMM Level 2 for Kannad 406AF, AF-H, AF-6D, AP, AP-H, AS, Survival, 121AF, AF-H: 25-63-05 Rev 03 – Issue Oct. 02/2015
CMM Level 2 for Kannad 406AF Compact ELT: 25-63-07 Rev 01 – Issue Jun. 27/2014
CMM Level 2 for Kannad INTEGRA family: 25-63-08 Rev 00 – Issue Oct. 09/2015
If your local regulation requires periodic inspection, you shall refer to the following guidelines.
Service Letters / Service Bulletins
Reminder on ELT battery replacement requirements: SL S18XX50X-25-03 Rev 00 – Issue Feb. 10/2016
Maintenance Policy for all Kannad ELTs: SL S18XX50X-25-02 Rev 02 – Issue Mar. 27/2013
Kannad recommendations following Cobham SB 02/2011 and EASA AD 2011-0103: SL S18XXXXX-25-02 Rev 00 – Issue Jun. 15/2011
Check of hook and loop fasteners for mounting mechanisms: S1800000-25-00 Rev 01 – Issue Nov. 22/2013
McMurdo Kannad ELT Product Safety Information
Questions ? Please contact your local McMurdo channel partner or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.