Victoria, BC Canada - November 16, 2015 - Latitude Technologies, a global supplier of flight data monitoring, flight tracking, and Satcom solutions for business and transport category aircraft, is very pleased to announce that Duncan Aviation is building the first STC for Latitude's DL150 SDU (Satellite Data Unit). The DL150 STC will be added to Duncan's Challenger 601 FANS 1/A+ STC program.
The DL150 SDU provides the satellite connectivity for a FANS 1/A+ CPDLC and ACARS messaging system allowing air to ground information to meet the requirements of AC20-140B. The DL150 is designed to meet TSO-159b. The device acts as a communications link for a FANS compliant Communication Management Unit (CMU) via ARINC 741 protocols. DL150 design is based on Latitude's legendary SkyNode S100 transceiver that is the toughest and most reliable data satcom tracker in the industry today.
"We are very excited about working with Latitude Technologies on this program," said Mark Francetic, Duncan Aviation Regional Avionics Manager. "Latitude has been great to work with throughout the development of this STC. Their unit is straightforward to install and a good solution."
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About Duncan Aviation
Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint and interior services and preowned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has international aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at +1 402.475.4125 who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory repairs and overhauls. Complete service facilities are located in Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich. Additional locations include Provo, Utah, and more than 20 other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with local support and the quickest response to avionics, engine and airframe Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations.
For more information about Duncan Aviation's services, visit www.duncanaviation.aero or call 402-475-2611.
About Latitude Technologies
Latitude Technologies Corp., headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, is a manufacturer and provider of flight data monitoring, flight following, and satellite data and voice 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. Latitude's DL150 FANS 1/A+ Data Link is the first lightweight multi-function SDU on the market. Latitude provides reliable and secure aviation data and communication options for crew safety, fleet logistics, and operations and maintenance efficiencies with the WebSentinel™ flight tracking and Latitude Flight Data Analytics™ web-based data management platforms for desktops, dispatch centers, and mobile devices.
For more information about Latitude's flight data and satcom solutions, visit www.latitudetech.com or call 1-888-966-5599.