Chicago Jet Group Receives Aircraft Model List (AML) STC for Latitude’s Satellite Data Unit.

Chicago Jet Group Receives Aircraft Model List (AML) STC for Latitude’s Satellite Data Unit. Latitude's DL150 Satellite Data Unit Chicago Jet Group (CJG), the premier installation and training facility for Next Generation Satellite Services (NGSS) including CPDLC for FANS 1/A+ and ATN, has received FAA approval of AML STC ST03262-CH for complete FANS 1/A+ system installations that incorporate the Latitude DL150 Satellite Data Unit (SDU) onto 12 additional business jet models. The STC is based on the Universal Avionics Systems Corporation SBAS Flight Management system and uses the Latitude DL150 SDU as the CPDLC/ADS-C data link. The STC is approved for CPDLC operations using FANS 1/A+ and meets the PCBS requirements for RCP240 and RSP180. The Chicago Jet Group FAA AML STC is EASA approved with Canadian and ANAC approvals expected in the next two months. Specific models under this STC are Falcon 50/50EX/2000/2000EX, Gulfstream G-100/G-II/G-III//G-V and Bombardier Challenger 600/601/604. Mike Mitera, president of CJG commented: “The operation of Latitude’s DL150 is unmatched from what...
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Latitude Technologies’ Recognizes over 17 Years of Aerial Firefighting Support

Marking a 10-year milestone since first introducing their groundbreaking Air Tanker Information System (ATIS) solution to the aerial firefighting community, Latitude Technologies has continued to pioneer innovation in avionics since before the inception of aircraft tracking technologies and has been providing aerial fire solutions for over 17 years. With multiple STCs available for their approved Additional Telemetry Units (ATUs) and Operational Loads Monitoring System (OLMS) products, Latitude is pleased to have these technology solutions and services on display at the Aerial Firefighting North America 2018 Conference happening now in Sacramento. Working closely with quality operators such as Neptune Aviation Services, Latitude looks forward to playing a pivotal role in support of the aerial attack firefighting industry for many years to come.  ...
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Latitude Launches Iridium Push-to-Talk SATCOM for Public Safety Systems

February 27, 2018 — Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data management, flight following, and satcom solutions for fleet operators will be showcasing the new S200-012P Iridium Satellite Push-to-Talk (PTT) device for air medical and first responder organizations at HELI EXPO, Helicopter Association International’s annual convention, in Las Vegas. About the New S200-012P Iridium Satellite Push-to-Talk Device Designed to support public safety, the S200-012P allows aircrews, air-operations stakeholders, and outside organizations to interoperate across different regions with no delay and without dialing a telephone number. Talk group set up and on-the-fly management is easy for dispatchers with the PTT Command Center web tool. There are no dead zones or boundaries typical of mobile radio systems. Operators can be anywhere in the world actively listening and participating in secure group conversations when responding to emergency situations or natural disasters. The S200-012P saves valuable panel space in crowded cockpit environments and maintains a familiar interface for tactical radio operations via Technisonic’s widely used...
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Universal Avionics adds Latitude DL150 to FANS Compatible Sat Com List

Universal Avionics provider of the UniLink Communication Management Unit (CMU) and FMS systems for FANS and CPDLC, have recognized Latitude’s DL150 as a compatible Satellite Data Unit (SDU) with their UL-800 and UL-801 CMU. Latitude Technologies Corporation has completed successful system testing and STC inclusion for the company’s DL150 Satellite Data Unit (SDU) with Universal Avionics Authorized Dealer, Chicago Jet Group. The DL150 SDU provides the satellite connectivity for a Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) system, allowing capture and retransmission of SatCom messages. This offers another affordable solution for owners retrofitting their aircraft to meet the FANS and Safety Services mandate deadlines. About the Universal Avionics UniLink System The Universal Avionics UniLink UL-800 and UL-801 Communications Management Unit (CMU) provides superior operations and control of digital communications between the pilot and Air Traffic Controller (ATC) in the exceedingly complex Communication, Navigation, Surveillance (CNS) Air Traffic Management (ATM) environment. Developed in full compliance with DO-178B Level C guidelines,...
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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 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...
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