10-Jul-2014 Source: Latitude
Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data monitoring, flight following, and Satcom solutions helicopter fleets, is pleased to announce that Airlift AS, northern Europe’s largest onshore rotorcraft operator, will be adding Latitude’s IONode ION3A FDM recording and reporting devices to the Latitude SkyNode S200 flight-tracking, voice, and data transceivers installed in the Airlift fleet of Airbus AS350 aircraft.
Together the IONode ION3A and SkyNode S200 will give Airlift a superior HFDM solution, including real-time event alerting and automatic post-mission wireless flight data transfer to the fleet’s stakeholders. Latitude’s IONode FDM system will help Airlift to improve operational performance, enhance the company’s SMS program, and further strengthen fleet maintenance routines.
About Airlift AS
Airlift AS, based at Forde Airport in Bygstad, Norway, is the largest North European onshore helicopter company. The company is part of the Blueway Group and operates 16 of the group’s helicopters. Airlift AS is holder of an EASA Part 21 Subpart J approval as Design Organization (DOA) (Approval ref. EASA.21J.315). This includes approval of design changes related to avionics, electrical and interiors as well as changes and minor repairs related to aircraft structure with a well-established expertise in NVIS modifications, EMS layouts, and mission/survey equipment installations.
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 and IONode STCs are available for hundreds of airframe types. 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.