Latitude achieves STC for FDM on Bell mediums
July 8, 2013 By Carey Fredericks
July 8, 2013, Victoria, B.C. - Latitude Technologies continues to push forward expanding the company's portfolio of IONode Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) system STCs, announcing the addition of a Transport Canada STC for the IONode ION100 advanced data acquisition unit for Bell medium helicopters including the Bell 204, 205, 212, 214, and 412 model types.
This is the first IONode standalone STC for Part 29 Transport Category rotorcraft, following on Latitude's earlier success in securing STCs for Part 23, Part 25 and Part 27 aircraft categories for IONode FDM installations done in combination with SkyNode transceivers.
Mark Insley, Latitude Technologies President, expressed great pleasure at achieving the IONode STC for Bell mediums. "The 212 STC is another important step in our product certification goals and it certainly facilitates the growing number of valued fleet customers with Bell medium helicopters that are looking forward to getting comprehensive and reliable FDM systems installed on their ships to gather and process flight data for maintenance, flight safety, and other operational requirements." Insley added, "We expect to be announcing IONode certifications for more aircraft types shortly."
Insley reinforced Latitude's position in the FDM and Satcom sector. "Latitude is gaining worldwide recognition as the industry leader in automated, adaptable, and cost-affordable flight data information solutions. Timely retrieval of FDM and ECTM data anytime, for any aircraft type anywhere, including a wide range of reporting and analytics service options is what the IONode system is all about. We believe our customer's investment in safety should also include tools that optimize a wider scope of operational tasks. That's good business."