Latitude Technologies Exhibiting at HAI Heli-Expo 2017, Booth #6511

Latitude Technologies Exhibiting at HAI Heli-Expo 2017, Booth #6511

Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data management, flight following, and Satcom solutions for helicopter operators, will be showcasing Latitude's complete product family at the HAI HELI-EXPO 2017 Convention in Dallas, Texas, March 7-9, at Booth #6511. Led by President Mark Insley, the Latitude sales team will be at the Latitude booth meeting with customers and channel partners wanting to learn more about Latitude's award winning IONode™ HFDM (helicopter flight data management) system and the company's SkyNode® voice and data transceivers. In addition, Latitude will be demonstrating Latitude Flight Data Analytics™, Latitude's feature-rich web-based flight analytics platform, and the latest version of WebSentinel™, Latitude's web-based flight following, mapping, and messaging platform....
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Latitude Technologies starts Satcom deliveries to Pilatus for the new PC-24

Latitude technologies is pleased to announce the start of deliveries of the SkyNode S200 Iridium based Satcom system to Pilatus aircraft for the new Pilatus PC-24 business jet scheduled for delivery in 2017.  The popular SkyNode Satcom was selected over others, due to its lightweight feature-rich robust design and appealing value.   The SkyNode S200 boasts remote configuration, phonebook, hold, flash and redial functions. There are over 2000 SkyNode units in operation worldwide making the SkyNode S200 a viable option for nearly any mission.  “We are very excited to start delivering S200’s”, stated Mark Insley President, Latitude Technologies, “Moving into 2017, our focus on business jet customers and new products will enhance our OEM partnership with Pilatus well into the future”. The PC-24 is the world's first business jet to be equipped with a cargo door as standard, with takeoff and landing performance that allows the use of very short and even unmade runways. The jet also boasts a spacious cabin with...
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Latitude and Ornge sign contract to supply Flight Data Analytics services

Latitude Technologies is pleased to announce the company has signed a three-year contract to provide flight data analytics services to Ornge for their fleet of Leonardo AW139 helicopters.  Utilizing existing onboard SSQARs, Latitude will assist in developing an HFDM program whereby digital flight data generated during line operations is collected and analyzed to provide greater insight into the total flight operations environment. The information and insights provided by FDM can also be used to reduce operational costs and significantly enhance training effectiveness, operational procedures, maintenance and engineering procedures. Latitude will supply software to download the data from the aircraft and the means to securely transfer it electronically for analysis. The information will be run against an industry accepted data set of AW-139 parameters and limitations for exceedances as well as alert levels built into the monitoring system to capture exceedance events.  “Expanding our long term relationship with Ornge into the HFDM analytics field is very important to us” stated Tim Curtis,...
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Latitude Technologies Strategically Growing Dealer Network

Latitude Technologies continues to make significant advancements in the business aviation market gaining aircraft manufacture vendor approval status and growing its dealer network with Safety Voice and Safety Data STC certifications completed or underway on a variety of airframes. Unmatched performance, small form factor and exceptional value provide business jet owners and operators the competitive advantage when selecting their Next-Gen Avionics Satcom.  The DL150 Satellite Data Unit (SDU) provides the satellite connectivity for a FANS 1/A+ CPDLC system allowing capture and retransmission of ATS messages. The DL150 has FAA, TCAA and EASA approval to TSO C159b as well as meets requirements of AC20-140B.  The DL150 SDU acts as a communications link for a FANS compliant FMS via an ARINC 741 interface....
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Latitude Allowed Patent for EFBs and other Applications to Control SATCOM

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for Patent Application No. 14/762,188 for Latitude Technologies’ “Wireless Software Dialer and Messaging Head” invention. The patent covers systems and methods for an independent device to control an aircraft Satcom to make phone calls or transfer data with the ground.   “This patent recognizes our team effort to advance connectivity between flight crews and ground-based dispatch and maintenance operations,” says Tim Curtis, VP of Information Services, “and it will become a focal point for partnering on new airborne applications that improve flight safety and efficiency.”...
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Latitude Technologies Receives Gulfstream Aerospace Approval

Latitude Technologies of Victoria, Canada has been approved by Gulfstream Aerospace as a supplier of Satellite Tracking Systems and Satcom solutions. The approval was granted on June 27, 2016 following a complete facilities survey and examination of the Quality Control/Assurance system, and will be valid for three years. “Being approved by Gulfstream as a supplier is a great accomplishment for Latitude,” said Latitude Owner and founder Mark Insley. “When an aircraft manufacturer places trust in your organization and products it is a tremendous vote of confidence.  Our team of engineers, programmers, and developers have strived to create quality products that fill a need in the aerospace market.”...
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Latitude Expands Sales Team to Further Enhance Customer-First Sales and Service

Victoria, BC Canada – April 18, 2016 – Latitude Technologies is very pleased to announce that industry veteran Brad Smith has been appointed as Latitude COO.  Brad’s first priority has been to expand Latitude’s sales team to further strengthen Latitude’s highly-respected customer-first sales and service program.  Joining Brad at Latitude are newly appointed Vice President, Air Transportation Sales, Carlos Monsalve, and newly appointed Director, Business Aviation Sales, Wayne Hundsdorfer.  Carlos and Wayne join David Thomas, now Director, Helicopter / General Aviation Sales and Jeff Taberner, now Director, Military / Government Sales to round out the Latitude sales team. Commenting on Tuesday’s announcement, Latitude Founder and President, Mark Insley, said, “I am very excited to have Brad, Carlos, and Wayne joining Latitude.  We have been a customer-first company since we first opened our doors more than fifteen years ago, and our expanded sales team will continue to build on our reputation for customer sales and service excellence.”  Mark then observed, “David Thomas...
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Latitude DL150 Satellite Data Unit Earns CAN-TSO-C159b Approval

Victoria, BC Canada — December 1, 2015 — Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data management, flight following, and Satcom solutions for fleet operators, has received Transport Canada CAN-TSO-C159b approval of the company’s DL150 SDU (Satellite Data Unit) built to Technical Standing Order C159b "Next Generation Satellite Systems (NGSS) equipment."The DL150 SDU utilizes the Iridium(R) satellite network to provide global pole-to-pole coverage and also meets the component fitment requirement of AC 20-140B "Guidelines for Design Approval of Aircraft Data Link Communications System Supporting Air Traffic Services (ATS)."  The company has begun taking orders for immediate shipping of the DL150 SDU to channel partners across the world. Commenting on the C159b approval, Latitude President, Mark Insley, noted, “Our DL150 FANS Datalink SDU is the first product to have gained Rev b. notable for its more complex MOPS (Minimum Operational Performance Standards) testing than was required with prior versions.  It is wonderful to also acknowledge the close cooperation between the FAA...
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Duncan Aviation Builds First STC for Latitude DL150 SDU

Victoria, BC Canada – November 16, 2015 - Latitude Technologies, a global supplier of flight data monitoring, flight tracking, and Satcom solutions for business and transport category aircraft, is very pleased to announce that Duncan Aviation is building the first STC for Latitude’s DL150 SDU (Satellite Data Unit).  The DL150 STC will be added to Duncan’s Challenger 601 FANS 1/A+ STC program. The DL150 SDU provides the satellite connectivity for a FANS 1/A+ CPDLC and ACARS messaging system allowing air to ground information to meet the requirements of AC20-140B. The DL150 is designed to meet TSO-159b.  The device acts as a communications link for a FANS compliant Communication Management Unit (CMU) via ARINC 741 protocols.  DL150 design is based on Latitude’s legendary SkyNode S100 transceiver that is the toughest and most reliable data satcom tracker in the industry today. “We are very excited about working with Latitude Technologies on this program,” said Mark Francetic, Duncan Aviation Regional Avionics Manager. “Latitude has been...
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Latitude’s IONode FDM System FAA Certified for Airbus EC135 Airframes

Victoria, BC Canada – July 22, 2015 - Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data monitoring, flight following, and Satcom solutions for helicopter fleets, has announced that the company’s award-winning IONode™ ION100 Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) lightweight flight data recorder is now FAA certified for installation on all Airbus EC135 airframe types.  Also included is Latitude’s SkyNode® S200 Satcom voice and data transceiver. As the most advanced and feature-rich lightweight FDM system in the world, both individually and in a full satcom-linked system installation, the IONode ION100 is available in five models, each designed to meet specific flight data collection and forwarding requirements.  For the EC135, this includes collecting VEMD bus data along with the IONode's internal spatial and inertia sensor information. Dynamic configurability of the IONode lightweight flight data recorder allows the IONode to remain adaptable to changing requirements.  The IONode’s architecture of automated and pervasive networking underpins how Latitude’s end-to-end FDM system collects, monitors, and relays the right information at the right...
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