Latitude receives TC approval for Bell 206/407 & AS350/355 helicopters

Latitude receives TC approval for Bell 206/407 & AS350/355 helicopters

13-Apr-2010 Source: Latitude Technologies

Latitude Technologies, a leading provider of satellite based communication, tracking and onboard aircraft data systems, announced that their SkyNode® S100-001 satellite based tracking/messaging device has received Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate number “SH10-16” covering Bell Helicopter Textron models 206, 206A, 206A1, 206B, 206B1, 206L, 206L1, 206L3, 206L4 and 407. Also included in this new STC are Eurocopter models AS350B, B1, B2, B3, BA, D, D1, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and AS355NP, effectively providing a certification base for most of the intermediate helicopters in operation today. “The S100 STC is a significant milestone in our plan to provide installers and operators the highest quality standardized installation solutions anywhere” stated Mark Insley, President of Latitude, adding, “this STC is further proof of our commitment to grow our base of approvals to include the most popular airframe types worldwide.”

The SkyNode® S100-001 is the smallest and lightest field proven tracking and data telemetry device in the industry. It provides security and crew safety for air/ground logistics applications anywhere in the world with interfaces available to multiple mapping and information management systems. The S100-001 exceeds Forestry AFF live tracking requirements, provides reliable 2-way data networking/messaging, is remotely configurable, provides data logging and event triggering from external switches/buttons and is equipped with an internal fast-fix 20 channel WAAS GPS receiver. In addition auxiliary GPS serial data outputs for Moving Map, Electronic Flight Bag and 406 ELT’s are provided. Standard features also include OOOI flight schedule reporting, an internal G-Switch for automatic anomaly reporting, auxiliary backup battery option and is Bambi Bucket® Mission Tracker and Latitude Air Tanker Information Systemâ„¢ (ATIS) compatible.

About Latitude Technologies
Latitude Technologies Corporation, headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, is a global supplier of aeronautical voice and data equipment and airtime services. Latitude’s family of products includes the smallest, lightest, most versatile and economical to operate 2-way data networking and messaging devices in the world. Our products are supported by the Web Sentinelâ„¢ data reporting, messaging and flight following service. For more information about our communications solutions, visit http://www.latitudetech.com/ or call 1-888-966-5599

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