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 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’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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US Forest Service Selects Latitude Technologies

Victoria, BC – March 2, 2015 –The USDA Forest Service has awarded Latitude Technologies the contract to supply Operation Loads Monitoring  Systems (OLMS) for deployment by the US Forest Service on government and contractor  aircraft engaged in aerial wildfire fighting operations in the US over the next four years. Government-owned aircraft include Cessna TU 206 and Citation Bravo, Raytheon King Air 90, A100 and 200, DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver and DHC-6-300 Twin Otter, Douglas DC3TP, Shorts 330 (C-23), Rockwell Commander 500 and applies to all aircraft procured or contracted for by the Forest Service throughout the life of the contract. The Latitude contract includes the supply of monitoring systems for data acquisition, signal conditioning, and downloading of acceleration, strain as well as fuel, engine, control surfaces including spatial parameters, air pressure, temperature and retardant quantity to mention a few; up to a total of fifty-six continuous analog parameters. Latitude President, Mark Insley, expressed his appreciation for being given this opportunity to serve the US Forest Service...
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Norway’s Airlift Adds Latitude’s IONode FDM

Victoria, BC – July 8, 2014 - Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data monitoring, flight following, and Satcom solutions helicopter fleets, is pleased to announce that Airlift AS, northern Europe’s largest onshore rotorcraft operator, will be adding Latitude’s IONode ION3A FDM recording and reporting devices to the Latitude SkyNode S200 flight-tracking, voice, and data transceivers installed in the Airlift fleet of Airbus AS350 aircraft. Together the IONode ION3A and SkyNode S200 will give Airlift a superior HFDM solution, including real-time event alerting and automatic post-mission wireless flight data transfer to the fleet’s stakeholders.  Latitude’s IONode FDM system will help Airlift to improve operational performance, enhance the company’s SMS program, and further strengthen fleet maintenance routines. #          #          # About Airlift AS Airlift AS, based at Forde Airport in Bygstad, Norway, is the largest North European onshore helicopter company.  The company is part of the Blueway Group and operates 16 of the group’s helicopters.  Airlift AS is holder of an EASA Part...
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HeliQwest Selects Latitude’s IONode and SkyNode Complete HFDM System

HeliQwest Selects Latitude’s IONode and SkyNode Complete HFDM System

Victoria, BC Canada — March 31, 2014 — Latitude Technologies is pleased to announce that HeliQwest Aviation Inc., headquartered in Villeneuve (Edmonton), Alberta, and HeliQwest International Inc., headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, have taken delivery of Latitude’s full HFDM (helicopter flight data monitoring) system for installation on HeliQwest’s rotorcraft fleet. The Latitude HFDM system selected by HeliQwest includes the IONode ION100-003A lightweight flight data recorder, the SkyNode S100 satcom data and messaging transceiver, WebSentinel, Latitude’s web-based flight tracking and mapping application, and the Latitude Flight Data Analytics platform for post-mission analysis of all flight data from every flight of aircraft with the HFDM system on-board. About Latitude: Latitude Technologies Corporation, headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, is a vertically integrated manufacturer and provider of flight data, flight following, and satellite communications equipment and services.  Latitude’s SkyNode® products are the most versatile and economical-to-operate aeronautical communication devices in the world.  The company’s IONode™ is the industry’s first lightweight flight data recorder and advanced data acquisition...
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AKV Teams With Latitude on Satcom

Victoria, BC and Camarillo, CA— February 24, 2014 — Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data monitoring, flight following, and Satcom solutions for regional fleet operators, and AKV Inc., a leading manufacturer of helicopter engine cycle counters, have jointly announced a technical and business development partnership between the companies. AKV and Latitude will share in development of technical interfaces between AKV’s ETM1000 Exceedance and Trend Monitor and Latitude’s award-winning IONode ION100 lightweight flight data recorder. This will enable the engine condition data captured by the ETM1000 to be recorded and automatically forwarded by the IONode ION100 to multiple stakeholders of the operator of the aircraft. Operators will benefit from much quicker access to engine condition data, enabling more timely engine trend analysis and engine maintenance planning. AKV President, Jonathan Gunn, had these comments about the Latitude partnership, “In the past, Mark Insley (Latitude President) and I had discussed the benefits of combining our technologies and what that would mean for...
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Coast to Coast Helicopters Chooses Latitude’s IONode™ for Flight Data Monitoring

Coast to Coast Helicopters Chooses Latitude’s IONode™ for Flight Data Monitoring

Victoria, BC Canada — August 8, 2013 — Latitude Technologies is very pleased to announce that Coast to Coast Helicopters, one of Canada’s largest air fleet operators, has selected Latitude’s IONode FDM system for installation on a Bell 212 going into service for Coast to Coast subsidiary Mustang Helicopters based in Blackfalds, Alberta. The installation includes a Latitude SkyNode S200 Satcom voice, messaging, and tracking unit, enabling real-time event notifications as part of the IONode FDM system. Latitude’s IONode ION3 and ION4 lightweight flight data recorders and the IONode FDM system including Latitude Flight Analytics are quickly gaining worldwide recognition as the preferred FDM system for fleet operators wanting a high-quality and comprehensive flight and engine data monitoring, recording, and reporting solution at a cost-affordable price. About Coast to Coast Helicopters Inc. Coast to Coast Helicopters group is the largest family-owned business in Canada with over 130 aircraft. The fleet is composed of 19 varieties including medium, intermediate and light lift helicopters and...
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Latitude Achieves Transport Canada STC for Flight Data Monitoring on Bell Medium Helicopters

Latitude Achieves Transport Canada STC for Flight Data Monitoring on Bell Medium Helicopters

Latitude Technologies continues to push forward expanding the company’s portfolio of IONode™ Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) system STCs, announcing the addition of a Transport Canada STC for the IONode ION100 advanced data acquisition unit for Bell medium helicopters including the Bell 204, 205, 212, 214, and 412 model types. This is the first IONode standalone STC for Part 29 Transport Category rotorcraft, following on Latitude’s earlier success in securing STCs for Part 23, Part 25 and Part 27 aircraft categories for IONode FDM installations done in combination with SkyNode® transceivers. Mark Insley, Latitude Technologies President, expressed great pleasure at achieving the IONode STC for Bell mediums. “The 212 STC is another important step in our product certification goals and it certainly facilitates the growing number of valued fleet customers with Bell medium helicopters that are looking forward to getting comprehensive and reliable FDM systems installed on their ships to gather and process flight data for maintenance, flight safety, and other operational requirements.”...
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Latitude IONode FDM Voted 2013 VIATeC Product of the Year

Latitude IONode FDM Voted 2013 VIATeC Product of the Year

Latitude Technologies’ IONode ION100 flight data recording and reporting device was honored as the 2013 VIATeC Product of the Year Award at this year’s VIATeC Technology Awards Gala held at the Victoria (British Columbia) Conference Centre on the evening of June 20, 2013.  VIATeC Product of the Year is one of twelve highly sought after awards handed out by the Victoria Advanced Technology Council each year.  For 2013, each award was recognized with the presentation of a 24-inch tall, hand-crafted sculpture in the form of a robot, nicknamed Freddy, which was made entirely of recycled tech parts. In accepting the VIATeC Product of the Year Award, Latitude President, Mark Insley, first expressed his thanks to the Latitude team.  “This award belongs to the entire Latitude team, whose hard work, inspiration, and dedication built our IONode FDM hardware.”  Mark then noted the importance of capturing, processing, and providing fleet customers with high-quality flight data on both a real-time and post-flight basis.  “At...
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