To register distress beacons

Information about how to register distress beacons.

New routine regarding registration and updating of emergency transmitter ELT406

As of March 1, 2022, the Swedish Maritime Administration is the responsible authority for handling owner/holder contact information for ELT406 for Swedish-registered civil aircraft.

At the same time that the Swedish Maritime Administration takes over responsibility, new routines are introduced which mean that an owner/holder is responsible for administering (registering and updating) their information about ELT406 in the International Beacon Registration Database (IBRD).

Read more about the new routine and registering emergency transmitters on the Swedish Maritime Administration's website.

To code a distress beacon

The ELT406 MHz distress beacon is programmed either with a code connected to the aircraft's nationality and registry marks, or to its ICAO 24-bit address. The coding of the distress beacons is done by avionics workshop

To register distress beacon type PLB

The aircraft's owner or operator shall register the distress beacon with JRCC (Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre in Gothenburg) if a distress beacon type PLB406 with GPS is used.

More about PLB

You can read more about programming and registration of PLB on the website of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS). You will also find application forms here.

Related information

Distress beacon, website of Cospas-Sarsat
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)
Registrering av nödsändare på Sjöfartsverkets webbplats (To register distress beacons on the Swedish Maritime Administration's website – Swedish only)
Nödsändare på PTS:s webbplats (Distress beacons on the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority's website – Swedish only)