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, 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 Corporation is pleased to supply SATCOM systems to Scandinavian Avionics of Denmark

Victoria, BC Canada – August 17th, 2017 – Scandinavian Avionics A/S in Denmark has completed a purchase with Latitude Technologies Corporation for four S200/RC6000A systems for installation into Dornier 228 aircraft. In addition, Scandinavian Avionics Design has developed the EASA approved STC for this purpose. All STC’s from Scandinavian Avionics Design – Member of the SA Group, are available for purchase to any other qualified customers. About Scandinavian Avionics: Scandinavian Avionics provides complete turn-key avionics solutions for civil and military aircraft, helicopters and UAS. Including sales, maintenance (MRO), certification (STC), design & engineering, installation, product development, production, training and consultancy services. The SA Group consists of 11 divisions located in Europe, the Middle East, South- and Southeast Asia. The headquarters, Scandinavian Avionics A/S, which was established in 1978, is located in Billund, Denmark. APPROVALS: EASA Part-145, EASA Part-21J, EASA Part-21G, EASA Part-147, FAA Part-145 + A number of local Maintenance Organization Approvals. For more information or to see full STC and MRO lists, please visit www.scanav.com...
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Latitude Technologies Welcomes New Addition To The Management Team

Victoria, BC Canada - July 4, 2017 - Latitude Technologies is very pleased to announce that industry veteran Raymond (Ray) Larkin has joined the Latitude Technologies sales team as Latitude's Vice President of Business Aviation Sales with additional responsibilities as the accountable Manager developing Military and Government programs. Larkin has three decades of sales, marketing and technical experience in aerospace and satellite based communication systems and a high level of business experience managing Satcom sales to Business Aviation and Special Use Aircraft to the military and government segment. His past company affiliations include Rockwell Collins\ICG, DeCrane Aerospace, EMS Satcom, Teledyne Controls, Raytheon, Magnavox Electronics Systems Company and GTE Airfone. Ray graduated from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, holds valid Airframe and Power Plant (FAA) certificates and served 10 years in the United States Air Force in functions including communications and command and control....
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Latitude Technologies is a partner with CARIC – Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada

The Consortium has an extensive list of important projects including measuring pilot fatigue to manage pilot performance: "The nature of safety in aerospace has focused in main part on detecting and preventing failure of technology, and today's aircraft report in real-time detailed data to aid in this effort. However, experience has shown that while failures in maintenance and engineering have been greatly reduced, aircraft accidents related to pilot performance is an area of research that has great potential to improve and enhance safety. While aircraft components have been measured and are wired with sensors to monitor various critical components, the most critical component of the flight system and the pilot, has not been. Given the potential for fatigue to impact a pilot's performance and safety, a means of measuring and analyzing that performance against fatigue-inducing elements has potential to fill that gap in aviation safety. This project is a partnership between Conair Group Inc., the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Camosun College, and...
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