Tessa Bousfield posted an articleViking Air Enters Multi-Year Support Contract With Peru Air Force for Series 400 Twin Otter AircraftThe contract will commence in the coming weeks see more
Sidney, BC, November 14, 2016--(T-Net)-- Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, and the Fuerza Aerea del Peru (FAP) have entered into a multi-year contract for the comprehensive support of twelve Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft operated by the FAP in the Amazonian region of north-east Peru.
Modeled after similar OEM fleet support programs, the objective of the contract is to streamline the spare parts procurement process, obtain seamless technical support, and maximize the utilization of their fleet of twelve Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft.
The contract will commence in the coming weeks and provides the FAP with a continuous flow of spare parts, on-site technical support, “Performance-Based Logistics (PBL)” parts and overhaul services associated with scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, and supply of initial provisioning spare parts and equipment required to support the fleet of twelve aircraft.
A key component of the contract, the PBL program was specifically developed to provide the FAP with budget predictability, a simplified and expedient parts ordering process, up-to-date technical publications, and all the necessary tools required to monitor upcoming maintenance events. The program also provides coverage for parts and overhaul services associated with scheduled and unscheduled maintenance events for the airframe systems, avionics, and propellers.
“As the OEM, Viking is ideally positioned to provide the Peru Air Force with the essential parts supply and technical expertise required to maximize utilization of their Series 400 fleet,” commented Michael Hall, Viking's director of Global Customer Support. “The FAP's implementation of such an all-encompassing support contract is a progressive step towards ensuring the longevity of their fleet, and Viking is proud to be part of their continued success.”
The FAP's twelve Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft purchase is Viking's largest single-customer order to date. The aircraft were configured with both land gear and floats to support various missions in remote areas of Peru, and were delivered between 2011 and 2014.
Tessa Bousfield posted an articleLatitude has signed a 3 year contract to provide flight data analytics to Ornge for their fleet of.. see more
Latitude and Ornge sign contract to supply Flight Data Analytics Services
Victoria, BC (November 1, 2016) - Latitude Technologies is pleased to announce the company has signed a three-year contract to provide flight data analytics services to Ornge for their fleet of Leonardo AW139 helicopters. Utilizing existing onboard SSQARs, Latitude will assist in developing an HFDM program whereby digital flight data generated during line operations is collected and analyzed to provide greater insight into the total flight operations environment. The information and insights provided by FDM can also be used to reduce operational costs and significantly enhance training effectiveness, operational procedures, maintenance and engineering procedures.
Latitude will supply software to download the data from the aircraft and the means to securely transfer it electronically for analysis. The information will be run against an industry accepted data set of AW-139 parameters and limitations for exceedances as well as alert levels built into the monitoring system to capture exceedance events. "Expanding our long term relationship with Ornge into the HFDM analytics field is very important to us" stated Tim Curtis, VP Information Services Latitude Technologies, "We have supplied Iridium Satcom voice, flight following and data services to them since 2007 and feel that we can enhance existing services with this new partnership."
Latitude will be displaying at the National Business Aviation Association annual trade show in Orlando, November 1-3 at booth #2641.
Ornge, a not-for-profit organization, co-ordinates all aspects of Ontario's air ambulance system, the critical care land transport program, paediatric transport program and the authorization of air and land ambulance transfers between hospitals. Ornge performs more than 18,000 patient related transports in Ontario each year. For more information about Ornge, visit www.ornge.caor call 1-647-428-2005.
About Latitude Technologies
Latitude Technologies Corp., headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, is an aerospace parts 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'sforemostadvanced 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 TSO'd 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, visitwww.latitudetech.com or call 1-888-966-5599.