AD Issued for Ameri-King ELTs

The FAA this week published an Airworthiness Directive (AD 2017-16-01) to detect and correct certain non-functioning Ameri-King Corporation model AK 450 and 451 emergency locator transmitters (ELTs). The AD, which affects 14,500 ELTs installed on various aircraft of U.S. registry, was prompted by multiple failure reports. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the ELT for discrepancies; repetitive checks, tests, and verifications, as applicable, to ensure the ELT is functioning; and corrective actions if necessary. For more details, you can view the full AD at