TSO Awarded for Latitude’s ATS Safety SATVOICE Solution

Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data management, flight following, and satcom solutions for fleet operators, has received Transport Canada CAN-TSO Design Approval AP-106 for the company’s S200-012 ATS Safety Voice System. The S200-012 is approved to TSO-C159b "Next Generation Satellite Systems (NGSS) equipment" recognized by Transport Canada, FAA and EASA. The S200-012 utilizes the Iridium® satellite network to provide global pole-to-pole coverage and meets the airworthiness fitment guidelines of AC 20-150B for SATVOICE equipment for Long Range Communication Systems (LRCS). At just 1.7 lbs., the S200-012 interfaces to an aircraft’s communication system and supports dual MCDU interfaces, or Latitude’s own low-profile CDU dialer. The latter option is well suited to legacy aircraft without ARINC-739 MCDUs.  Regardless of the user interface method selected, all ICAO and FAA recommended SATVOICE functions including Call Priority and ATS/AOC directories are supported by the S200-012. Commenting on their latest TSO approval, Latitude President Mark Insley noted, “It’s very satisfying to be able to offer long...
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Pilatus selects Latitude’s Safety Services SATVOICE Satcom Solution for the PC-24

Latitude Technologies Corporation now offers its SkyNode 200 Safety Services SATVOICE (Satcom) system on the PC-24 Super Versatile jet. The Latitude SkyNode S200-012 is a robust Iridium based Satcom system that meets the requirements as a Long Range Communications System (LRCS) for Air Traffic Services (ATS) safety services communication. The system replaces the 2nd HF Radio for operators that require dual LRCS to meet operational requirements. The Latitude SkyNode SATVOICE system provides aircraft operators with uninterrupted worldwide coverage and clear voice communications that is not subject to radio fading and interference typical of HF systems; thereby improving operator safety and convenience. The SATVOICE operational principals of Caller authentication, Priority and Pre-emption are important in today’s busy airspace and security environment. The SkyNode S200-012 SATVOICE system supports MCDU interfaces as well as a slim CDU dialer. The latter is ideal where space and weight is at a premium. About Pilatus Aircraft Founded in 1939, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is the only Swiss company to develop, produce...
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Latitude’s Next Gen Satellite Solution Installed on Gulfstream G-III

Latitude Technologies Corporation has announced that its DL150 Datalink SDU has been installed on the Gulfstream G-III to provide CPDLC/FANS/ACARS satellite datalink services. The installation was completed in mid-July 2017 with the issuance of the FAA/STC expected by the end of October 2017. The DL150 was interfaced to the Universal Avionics UNS-1/UL-801 UniLink System. The company’s SkyNode S200 was also installed with an RC6000/A Control and Display Panel to enhance flight deck communication and add a global SATVOICE Long Range Communications System (LRCS) capability to the cockpit. The systems were installed on an undisclosed Gulfstream fleet operator and paves the way for the scheduled installation of 9 additional aircraft. Latitude’s President, Mark Insley comments “our customers are unique and we pride ourselves on maintaining a leading position in offering effective and cost-efficient solutions. For this customer, adding the Latitude Technologies FANS 1/A+ and voice Satcom terminals to their capabilities with a proven product set solved their need to meet the CPDLC...
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Chicago Jet Group Selects Latitude’s Safety SATVOICE and FANS Datalink SDU Solution

Chicago Jet Group, the premier installation and training facility for Next Generation Satellite Services (NGSS) including CPDLC and FANS 1/A+, has chosen Latitude's DL150 SDU and the SkyNode S200-012 for Satcom Safety Services Data and SATVOICE solution to include on their extensive list of STC's they hold for Dassault Falcon, Gulfstream and Bombardier Challenger Series Aircraft. Mike Mitera, president of CJG commented, "We're really pleased to be able to offer Latitude's safety voice and FANS datalink products to our customers. It's a game changer, bringing solution affordability for owner's retro-fitting their aircraft to meet the FANS and Safety Services mandate deadlines. It is a pleasure to work with Latitude's enthusiastic and highly technical staff. We find it quite the bonus." "Chicago Jet Group has a breadth of experience in aircraft installation and certification and additionally offers the training of the flight crews to attain their Letter of Authorization (LOA) for FANS 1/A+ flight operations," added Latitude Technologies Corporation President, Mark Insley. "Chicago...
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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 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 Announces FAA STC on Dash 8 Series for SkyNode S200 Satcom and IONode FDM

Victoria, BC – October 22, 2014 - Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data monitoring, flight tracking, and Satcom solutions for transport aircraft, has received FAA STC ST07675NY, validating installation of all versions of Latitude’s best-selling SkyNode® S200 flight-tracking and Satcom voice and data transceiver as well as Latitude’s IONode ION100 FDM on Bombardier Dash 8 series including Q100s, Q200s, Q300s, and Q400s. The SkyNode S200 and IONode FDM system automates real-time in-flight event notifications as well as post flight analysis from an aircraft's analog plus digital bus operational and maintenance related parameters. Gaining the Dash 8 FAA STC is another important milestone for Latitude, further expanding the company’s substantial library of IONode FDM and SkyNode S200 FAA, TCAA, and EASA STCs, and further expanding Latitude’s certifications for Part 25 commercial transport category aircraft....
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Thunder Airlines Selects Latitude’s SkyNode® S200 System

Victoria, BC - May 29, 2014 - Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data monitoring, flight following, and Satcom solutions for regional fleet operators, is pleased to announce that Thunder Airlines, serving Northern Ontario with scheduled and chartered air service, has selected Latitude’s SkyNode® S200 flight tracking and satcom voice, data, and messaging system for installation on Thunder Airlines’ fleet of King Air, Mitsubishi MU2, and Caravan aircraft.  Installations are being managed by Midland Instruments.  The SkyNode S200 provides Thunder Airlines with unparalleled robust and reliable tracking and satellite communications connectivity to meet the fleet’s flight operations requirements. #          #          # About Thunder Airlines Thunder Airlines was founded in 1994 with one general goal in mind -  to serve the Northern Ontario communities - and that is precisely what the regional carrier does.  Based out of Thunder Bay and Timmins, Thunder Airlines’ services almost all airports in Ontario and surrounding areas with frequent and reliable flights.  They are one of the...
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