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 range flyers with a reliable weight-saving phone system that works everywhere. Our Safety Voice solution represents a significant increase in value for owners for both new installs and com system upgrades.”

Latitude has begun taking orders for immediate shipping of the S200-012 to channel partners across the world. The S200-012 is already an accepted option for the new Pilatus PC-24 jet and is also supported by STC’s on Dassault Falcon, Gulfstream and Bombardier Challenger Series Aircraft.