TSO awarded for Latitude’s ATS Safety SATVOICE solution
Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data management, flight following, and satcom solutions for fleet operators, has received Transport Canada CAN-TSO Design Approval AP-106 for the company's S200-012 ATS Safety Voice System.
October 25, 2017 By Latitude Technologies
The S200-012 is approved to TSO-C159b “Next Generation Satellite Systems (NGSS) equipment” recognized by Transport Canada, FAA and EASA. The S200-012 utilizes the Iridium® satellite network to provide global pole-to-pole coverage and meets the airworthiness fitment guidelines of AC 20-150B for SATVOICE equipment for Long Range Communication Systems (LRCS).
At just 1.7 lbs., the S200-012 interfaces to an aircraft’s communication system and supports dual MCDU interfaces, or Latitude’s own low-profile CDU dialer. The latter option is well suited to legacy aircraft without ARINC-739 MCDUs. Regardless of the user interface method selected, all ICAO and FAA recommended SATVOICE functions including Call Priority and ATS/AOC directories are supported by the S200-012.
Commenting on their latest TSO approval, Latitude president Mark Insley noted, “It’s very satisfying to be able to offer long range flyers with a reliable and weight saving phone system that works everywhere. Our Safety Voice solution represents a significant increase in value for owners for both new installs and com system upgrades.”
Latitude has begun taking orders for immediate shipping of the S200-012 to channel partners across the world. The S200-012 is already an accepted option for the new Pilatus PC-24 jet and is also supported by STCs on Dassault Falcon, Gulfstream and Bombardier Challenger Series Aircraft