SARASOTA, Fla., June 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dukane Seacom (a HEICO Company) has created the first FAA and EASA certified 90 day underwater locator beacon (ULB) that complies with TSO-C121b & TSO-C142a and ETSO-C121b & ETSO-C142a.  Dukane Seacom is the world's largest supplier of ULB devices to the commercial and military aviation markets.
90 Day Underwater Locator Beacon
DK120/90 Dukane Seacom 90-day beacon, same form/fit as the original 30-day model

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The new 90 Day operational requirements go into effect on December 1, 2015.  In addition to exceeding this longer operational requirement, the DK120/90 also offers a 7 year battery replacement cycle.  This longer battery life is one year longer than that offered by our existing 30 Day ULB's and better aligns with recorder and aircraft maintenance cycles.  These ULBs have been extensively tested to verify compliance to all primary cell lithium battery safety requirements including FAA and EASA approvals.  An exchange program is offered for airlines who would like to convert from 30 day beacons to 90 day beacons through Dukane Seacom's distribution partner, Seal Dynamics.

"We are pleased to establish the new operational standard in underwater locator beacon technology with our 90 day ULB.  It will give search teams the additional time they need to perform their functions," said Anish Patel, President of Dukane Seacom.

With over 40 years of industry experience, Dukane Seacom has the largest install base of underwater locator beacons (commercial, military, and business jets) with over 50,000 ULB units installed on aircraft.  This unmatched reliability and expertise is what airlines put their trust in when purchasing Dukane Seacom products.

About Dukane Seacom

Sarasota, FL-based Dukane Seacom Inc. is the world's leading supplier of underwater acoustic locator beacons for the aviation and marine markets.  Dukane Seacom beacons are installed on the global commercial and business jet aircraft fleets, military fixed wing and rotary aircraft, as well as maritime and specialty underwater applications.


HEICO Corporation is engaged primarily in certain niche segments of the aviation, defense, space, medical, telecommunications and electronics industries through its Hollywood, Florida-based Flight Support Group and its Miami, Florida-based Electronic Technologies Group.  HEICO's customers include a majority of the world's airlines and overhaul shops as well as numerous defense and space contractors and military agencies worldwide, in addition to medical, telecommunications and electronics equipment manufacturers.  For more information about HEICO, please visit our website at

The Company has two classes of common stock traded on the NYSE.  Both classes, the Class A Common Stock (HEI.A) and the Common Stock (HEI), are virtually identical in all economic respects.  The only difference between the share classes is the voting rights.  The Class A Common Stock (HEI.A) receives 1/10 vote per share and the Common Stock (HEI) receives one vote per share.  The stock symbols for HEICO's two classes of common stock on most web sites are HEI.A and HEI.  However, some web sites change HEICO's Class A Common Stock symbol (HEI.A) to HEI/A or HEIa.

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CONTACT: Anish Patel +1(941)893-6808

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