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Latitude IONode FAA and Transport Canada Certified for Specified Bell and Eurocopter Helicopters

Victoria, BC Canada — March 5, 2013 — Latitude Technologies announced that the company’s IONode™ ION100 advanced data acquisition unit is now FAA and Transport Canada certified for installation on Bell 206 and Bell 407 series and Eurocopter AS350 and AS 355 helicopters equipped with Latitude SkyNode® S100 transceivers.  Latitude will be announcing additional IONode FAA and TC STCs in the coming weeks as the company continues to build out its portfolio of IONode STCs.  Latitude already holds IONode STCs on more than 800 Part 23, Part 25, and Part 27 category aircraft types, certifying the IONode ION100 for SMS programs around the world, including HFDM, FOQA, and MOQA initiatives. 

In commenting on today’s announcement, Latitude President Mark Insley said, “Getting our IONode certifications on these Bell and Eurocopter airframes is a major milestone in establishing our end-to-end HFDM system for fleet operators wanting high-value flight data processing within their operational quality programs.  Important in this, our IONode ION 100 products are adaptable both to automated digital FDM environments on new aircraft and primarily analog-controlled older aircraft.”

Insley concluded, “Latitude has quickly become the industry leader in FDM and HFDM systems in large part because we have been working on flight data management hardware and software technologies for more than five years.  We understand the business drivers for our customers and our job is give customers the tools they need to strengthen their fleet operations and improve their bottom line.” 

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 airframes.  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.  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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