27-Mar-2013 Source: Latitude
Latitude Technologies (Latitude) announced that the company has received a FAA STC for the SkyNode S100 flight following and flight date transceiver for installation in more than 800 Part 23 category aircraft. Latitude has also recently received FAA approval of the SkyNode S100 including the IONode Flight Data Monitoring system for light helicopters including Bell 206/407 and Eurocopter Aerospatiale 350/355 types. Transport Canada has just issued a new STC for the SkyNode S200 Satcom that also certifies Latitude’s IONode advanced flight data recording and reporting device, the centerpiece of Latitude’s broad program of flight data management solutions, for the same Part 23 aircraft types.
In commenting on this latest AML STC in Latitude’s very large and growing portfolio of STCs, Latitude President Mark Insley noted, “Latitude now has our entire range of SkyNode and IONode FDM products certified in more than 1,000 fixed wing and rotary aircraft in the U.S. and Canada and in all territories relying on FAA and Transport Canada STCs for their domestic airworthiness certifications.” Insley also observed that Latitude is now able to deliver certified flight data and satcom voice solutions, utilizing the Iridium satellite communications network, for more aircraft models than any other avionics solution provider in the world.
About Latitude Technologies
Latitude Technologies Corp., headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, is a vertically integrated manufacturer and provider of flight data, flight following, and satellite communications equipment and services. Latitude’s SkyNode® products are the most versatile and economical-to-operate aeronautical communication devices in the world. The company’s IONode is the industry’s first lightweight flight data recorder and advanced data acquisition unit, capable of real-time event and exceedance alerts and automated post-flight wireless data transfer.
SkyNode S100, S200, and IONode FAA, Transport Canada and EASA STCs are now available for hundreds of airframes. Latitude provides reliable and secure aviation data and communication options for crew safety, fleet logistics, and operations and maintenance efficiency with WebSentinel flight data management platform for desktops, dispatch centers, and mobile devices