Latitude Technologies

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    With the acquisition, Latitude will continue to operate with business-as-usual from its headquarters see more

    Source: Vertical Magazine

    ACR announces acquisition of Latitude Technologies

    ACR Electronics, Inc., the global leader in safety and survival technologies, has confirmed that parent company  Drew Marine UK Holdings Ltd has acquired Latitude Technologies Corporation, a leading provider of flight data monitoring, flight following, satellite data link and voice communications equipment and services.

    Latitude joins ACR Electronics’ growing aviation brand portfolio which includes SKYTRAC real-time flight data and communications technology; Flight Data Systems airborne data acquisition and data analysis solutions; and Artex Emergency Locator Transmitters.

    Latitude designs and manufactures versatile aeronautical communications devices and a robust web-based aircraft tracking and flight data analytics platform. Its solutions allow aviation operators to monitor fleet geo-positioning, telematics data, crew safety, and fleet performance from anywhere on the globe.

    With the acquisition, Latitude will continue to operate with business-as-usual from its headquarters in Victoria, British Columbia. The company will retain its existing brand and executive management and will operate in accordance with its regulatory approvals.

    “With our mutual focus on safety, real-time monitoring and in-flight communications, Latitude products and services are highly complementary to the ACR brand family,” said Latitude founder and president Mark Insley. “This is a natural acquisition path for us as we look to combine our expertise and cement the market position we have worked to develop over the past 17 years.”

    “Latitude brings strong technology and a talented team to help us access new markets. Along with SKYTRAC Systems, Flight Data Systems, Artex and ACR Electronics, Latitude Technologies further strengthens our portfolio of aviation monitoring, air-to-ground communications and situational awareness solutions for fixed- and rotary-wing sectors,” said ACR’s vice president of aviation and government businesses, Michael Wilkerson.

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    Latitude DL150 Satellite Data Unit and the SkyNode S200-012 ATC Safety SATVOICE system selected... see more

    Trimec Aviation and Chicago Jet install Latitude Technologies ATC Datalink and SATVOICE Avionics on the Astra SPX

    [VICTORIA, BC CANADA, Oct 17, 2018] Chicago Jet Group (CJG) and Trimec Aviation have selected the Latitude DL150 Satellite Data Unit and the SkyNode S200-012 ATC Safety SATVOICE system for an STC installation on the Astra SPX.
     
    The STC project is to install and certify both Latitude’s proven DL150 FANS 1/A+ Datalink SDU and S200-012 safety voice services Long Range Communications System (LRCS) as a combined communications package onto the Astra Jet (G-100).
     
    Trimec Aviation was established 31 years ago and is as a world-class MRO center serving multiple aircraft types and a certified FAA repair station including support for paint, interiors, and major engine work. Trimec offers a complete in-house Avionics department with a variety of capabilities and continues to expand its service offerings to an elite group of aviation customers.
     
    Trimec’s Avionics Manager, John Holland, said: “Our customers demand their upgrades meet both current and future requirements, this combined communications package accomplishes exactly that.”
     
    Chicago Jet Group is the premier provider of PBCS and data link solutions, avionics upgrades, installation, and certification all meeting the required FANS 1/A+ Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDPC), Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Contract (ADS-C) and the European Link 2000+ Data Link Mandates.
     
    Mike Mitera, president of CJG commented: “Latitude’s Data and Voice Safety Services avionics are robustly designed and afford operators top value in managing the investment cost to upgrade as we approach the 2020 Mandates.”
     
    Latitude Technologies Corporation VP of Business Aviation Sales, Ray Larkin further commented “We are extremely pleased to be working with Chicago Jet Group and Trimec Aviation as a team on this combined systems installation. Both companies have vast experience and the expertise for certification of these system installations”


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    Latitude Technologies Corp., headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Latitude Technologies is an avionics design and manufacturing firm offering complete aircraft solutions for flight data monitoring, flight following, satellite data link, and voice communication systems. With air-time and service options supporting flight safety, fleet logistics, operations, and maintenance information through data analytics platforms, Latitude has been providing customized and configurable solutions to meet the diverse operational needs of its clients for over 17 years.
     
    For more information about Latitude’s flight data and Satcom solutions, visit www.latitudetech.com or call 1-888-966-5599.
     
    Visit Latitude at NBAA-BACE in Orlando, FL Oct 16-18, Booth 3808
     
    About Chicago Jet Group:
    Chicago Jet Group is located at KARR Chicago/Aurora Municipal Airport located in Sugar Grove, Illinois, and operates an FAA-certified Part 145 repair station with EASA approval, offering a complete range of services from routine maintenance inspections to major airframe alterations, repairs and avionics installation. In addition, CJG provide Executive Charter Services, Aircraft Management, Aircraft Pre-Buy Inspection and Aircraft Consulting.
     
    For more information about Chicago Jest Group’s solutions and STC’s, Visit Chicago Jet Group at www.chicagojetcroup.com or call 866-JET REPAIR. Visit CJG at the NBAA-BACE in Orlando, FL
    Oct 16-18 Booth 3378
     
    About Trimec Aviation:
    Fort-Worth Texas. Trimec Aviation is a full aircraft service FAA certified MRO facility in Fort Worth, Texas providing aircraft schedule and unscheduled maintenance, avionics installations, engine removal and replacements, battery servicing, paint, interior refurbishments, and more. Trimec Aviation Inc. 116 Texas Way Fort Worth, Texas 76106. Toll Free (888) 303-1124
     

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    Latitude DL150 Now Certified on Gulfstream G450 & G550


    (VICTORIA, BC CANADA - May 9, 2018) Latitude Technologies Corporation is proud to announce that Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation in Savannah, Georgia, has finalized STC certification of the Latitude DL150 Satellite Data Unit (SDU) for Gulfstream G450 and G550 series aircraft. Supporting CPDLC/ADS-C/ACARS satellite data link services, the DL150 is a TSO-C159b approved communications link enabling Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS 1/A+). Already required for some air corridors, ATCs will continue to limit the busiest and most favorable routes to FANS 1/A-equipped aircraft up to its full 2020 implementation date. DL150-equipped Gulfstream aircraft operators now have an effective option when addressing their long-range data link communication requirements which also includes pole-to-pole global coverage as an added benefit.

    "Our team of engineers, programmers, and developers create quality products that fill a wide range of needs in the aerospace market," Founder and President Mark Insley commented. "When an aircraft manufacturer places trust in your organization and products, it is a tremendous vote of confidence."

    To learn more about Latitude's products and solutions, find us online at www.latitudetech.com.


    About Latitude Technologies 

    Latitude Technologies, 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. Latitude's DL150 FANS 1/A+ Data Link has the fastest RSP and RCP measured values and is complemented by the industry's only TSO'd single channel ATS Safety Voice unit, the S200-012. The company's IONode™ is the industry's foremost advanced data acquisition unit, capable of real-time event and exceedance alerts as well as automated post-flight wireless data transfer. Since 2001, Latitude has provided cost-effective, reliable, and secure aviation data and communication options for crew safety, fleet logistics, and operations and maintenance efficiencies with WebSentinel™ flight tracking, and Latitude Flight Data Analytics™; two web-based data management platforms for desktops, dispatch centers, and mobile devices. 

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    Latitude President Mark Insley will announce the unveiling of his team's latest innovation. see more

    Latitude President to Unveil the ENode, a New Engine Data Acquisition Unit

     

    (LAS VEGAS, Nev. United States, March 26, 2018)Taking to the stage following the start of The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) conference in Las Vegas, Latitude President Mark Insley will announce the unveiling of his team's latest innovation.

    Introducing the ENode, Latitude's new engine data acquisition unit built to enable engine condition trend monitoring (ECTM), flight data monitoring (FDM), and fuel management programs for aircraft. Packaged into a small, lightweight box, the technology offers a versatile solution supporting all twin turbine engine aircraft and operators by providing access to timely and actionable information. Effortlessly record ECTM data, while receiving vital notifications, engine parameters, exceedances, and more.

    Designed to operate with Latitudes modular system of aircraft communications and monitoring solutions, the ENode allows operators to reduce their operating costs and increase operational awareness. The ENode can be installed on its own to capture engine signals and convert to ARINC 429, or can be mechanically coupled with Latitudes IONode lightweight flight data recorder. Protect your bottom line and see a measurable return on investment by staying in control of your system status, reducing unexpected maintenance expenditures and catastrophic failures.

    Turn your recorded data into actionable information with Latitude Flight Data Analytics, our complete web-based system for storing, viewing, managing and analyzing flight data to support your operations. Flight and engine data is automatically sent on to specialized service providers to deliver industry-leading ECTM and fuel use analysis. Reduce your operating costs and increase visibility into your operations today with Latitude's range of aircraft monitoring solutions.

    To learn more about Latitude's products and solutions, visit us at Booth 325 in Las Vegas for AEA 2018, or find us online at www.latitudetech.com.

     

     

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    About Latitude Technologies 

    Latitude Technologies, 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. Latitude's DL150 FANS 1/A+ Data Link is the first TSO'd lightweight multi-function SDU on the market. The company's IONode™ is the industry's foremost advanced data acquisition unit, capable of real-time event and exceedance alerts and automated post-flight wireless data transfer. 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.

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    Latitude now offers its SkyNode 200 Safety Services SATVOICE system on the PC-24 Super Versatile jet see more

    Pilatus selects Latitude's Safety Services SATVOICE Satcom Solution for the PC-24

    VICTORIA, BC (October 9, 2017) - Latitude Technologies Corporation now offers its SkyNode 200 Safety Services SATVOICE (Satcom) system on the PC-24 Super Versatile jet. 

    The Latitude SkyNode S200-012 is a robust Iridium based Satcom system that meets the requirements as a Long Range Communications System (LRCS) for Air Traffic Services (ATS) safety services communication.  The system replaces the 2nd HF Radio for operators that require dual LRCS to meet operational requirements.  The Latitude SkyNode SATVOICE system provides aircraft operators with uninterrupted worldwide coverage and clear voice communications that is not subject to radio fading and interference typical of HF systems; thereby improving operator safety and convenience. 

    The SATVOICE operational principals of Caller authentication, Priority and Pre-emption are important in today's busy airspace and security environment. The SkyNode S200-012 SATVOICE system supports MCDU interfaces as well as a slim CDU dialer. The latter is ideal where space and weight is at a premium.  

    Latitude will be showcasing its S200-012 Safety Services SATVOICE at this years NBAA in Las Vegas, Oct 10-13, Booth # C7814.

    Pilatus Aircraft, Ltd. will be exhibiting at NBAA Booth # C12621. 
     

    About Pilatus Aircraft 
    Founded in 1939, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is the only Swiss company to develop, produce and sell aircraft to customers around the world: from the legendary Pilatus Porter PC-6 to the best-selling PC-12, a single-engine turboprop, and the PC-21, the training system of the future. Pilatus' newest aircraft is the PC-24 - the world's first ever business jet that can be operated from short unprepared runways. Headquartered in Stans, Switzerland, the company is certified to ISO 14001 in recognition of its efforts for the environment.
    For more information about Pilatus please visit:  www.pilatus-aircraft.com/en

    Latitude Technologies Corp., Headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, is an aerospace manufacturer and provider of flight data monitoring, flight following, and satellite data and voice communications equipment and services. Latitude's SkyNode® products are versatile and economical-to-operate aeronautical communication devices. The company's IONode™ is an advanced data acquisition unit, capable of real-time event and exceedance alerts and automated post-flight wireless data transfer. Latitude's DL150 is the only TSO'd lightweight and multi-function SDU for FANS, ACARS and CPDLC Data Link communications.  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.

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    Industry veteran Raymond (Ray) Larkin has joined the Latitude Technologies sales team see more

    Latitude Technologies Welcomes New Edition To The Management Team

    Victoria, BC Canada - July 4, 2017 - Latitude Technologies is very pleased to announce that industry veteran Raymond (Ray) Larkin has joined the Latitude Technologies sales team as Latitude's Vice President of Business Aviation Sales with additional responsibilities as the accountable Manager developing Military and Government programs.

    Larkin has three decades of sales, marketing and technical experience in aerospace and satellite based communication systems and a high level of business experience managing Satcom sales to Business Aviation and Special Use Aircraft to the military and government segment.

    His past company affiliations include Rockwell Collins\ICG, DeCrane Aerospace, EMS Satcom, Teledyne Controls, Raytheon, Magnavox Electronics Systems Company and GTE Airfone.

    Ray graduated from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, holds valid Airframe and Power Plant (FAA) certificates and served 10 years in the United States Air Force in functions including communications and command and control.                                                                


    About Latitude Technologies

    Latitude Technologies Corp., headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, is an accredited 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's first lightweight 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.

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    Start of deliveries of the SkyNode S200 Iridium based Satcom system see more

    Victoria, BC (November 3, 2016) - Latitude Technologies is pleased to announce the start of deliveries of the SkyNode S200 Iridium based Satcom system to Pilatus aircraft for the new Pilatus PC-24 business jet scheduled for delivery in 2017.  The popular SkyNode Satcom was selected over others, due to its lightweight feature-rich robust design and appealing value.   The SkyNode S200 boasts remote configuration, phonebook, hold, flash and redial functions. There are over 2000 SkyNode units in operation worldwide making the SkyNode S200 a viable option for nearly any mission.  "We are very excited to start delivering S200's", stated Mark Insley President, Latitude Technologies, "Moving into 2017, our focus on business jet customers and new products will enhance our OEM partnership with Pilatus well into the future".

    The PC-24 is the world's first business jet to be equipped with a cargo door as standard, with takeoff and landing performance that allows the use of very short and even unmade runways. The jet also boasts a spacious cabin with an interior which can be customised to accommodate individual customer needs. This is indeed a "Super Versatile Jet" - an aircraft designed for a wide variety of missions in line with specific requirements.

    Latitude will be displaying at the National Business Aviation Association annual trade show in Orlando, November 1-3 at booth #2641

    About Pilatus Aircraft 
    Founded in 1939, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is the only Swiss company to develop, produce and sell aircraft to customers around the world: from the legendary Pilatus Porter PC-6 to the best-selling PC-12, a single-engine turboprop, and the PC-21, the training system of the future. Pilatus' newest aircraft is the PC-24 - the world's first ever business jet that can be operated from short unprepared runways. Domiciled in Stans, Switzerland, the company is certified to ISO 14001 in recognition of its efforts for the environment. 

    About Latitude:
    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's foremost 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 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, visit www.latitudetech.com or call 1-888-966-5599.

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    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.

     

    About Ornge

    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.

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    Latitude Technologies strategically growing Dealer Network

    Victoria, BC (October 31, 2016) - Latitude Technologies continues to make significant advancements in the business aviation market gaining aircraft manufacture vendor approval status and growing its dealer network with Safety Voice and Safety Data STC certifications completed or underway on a variety of airframes. Unmatched performance, small form factor and exceptional value provide business jet owners and operators the competitive advantage when selecting their Next-Gen Avionics Satcom. The DL150 Satellite Data Unit (SDU) provides the satellite connectivity for a FANS 1/A+ CPDLC system allowing capture and retransmission of ATS messages. The DL150 has FAA, TCAA and EASA approval to TSO C159b as well as meets requirements of AC20-140B. The DL150 SDU acts as a communications link for a FANS compliant FMS via an ARINC 741 interface. For more information on this and the S200-012 Safety Services SATVOICE system, as well as the award winning IONode Flight Data Monitoring System, stop by booth 2641 at the NBAA Convention at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida from November 1-3, 2016.

     

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    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, visit www.latitudetech.com or call 1-888-966-5599.