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Latitude Technologies launches new flight data program

Oct. 21, 2013, Victoria, B.C. - Latitude Technologies has launched Latitude Flight Data Analytics (LFDA), the company's web-based flight data analytics platform. LFDA is a feature-rich, user-friendly dashboard that completes Latitude's end-to-end FDM system.

October 21, 2013  By Carey Fredericks

LFDA offers multiple graphical presentations of flight data per individual flight – even within a multi-segment day – for aircraft equipped with Latitude's IONode lightweight flight data recorder.
LFDA users have the ability to put each flight in context – both on a map display and using Latitude's proprietary animated video playback feature. Users are able to view data from earlier flights as well as the most recent flights. The Exceedances and other inflight events are flagged in the aircraft's flight data log for immediate scrutiny by the operator. As well, users have the ability to download flight data in CSV format for maintenance reporting, safety and training, and other operational purposes.
Tim Curtis, Latitude's Vice-President of Information Services, headed up the LFDA development team. "The Latitude Flight Data Analytics platform we launched for our customers this month is the cumulation of more than two years of concentrated effort by our great team of software developers. We also had excellent support and quality input from a sharp group of LFDA beta users for the past year as we enhanced and fine-tuned the LFDA platform. Our goal was to create a world-class flight data analysis toolkit and we did it. There is no limit to the number of viewers, analysts, or other stakeholders in the daily and quality assurance aspects of aircraft operations. This follows our goal of getting the right data to the right people at the right time."


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