Latitude Technologies, a leading provider of satellite based communication, tracking and onboard aircraft data systems announced that their SkyNode S100-001 satellite based tracking/messaging device has received EASA Supplemental Type Certificate number,“10030644 covering Bell Helicopter Textron models 206, 206A, 206A1, 206B, 206B1, 206L, 206L1, 206L3, 206L4 and 407. Certificate numbers “10030640 and 10030765 cover Eurocopter models AS350B, AS350B1 AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350BA, AS350D, AS350D1, AS55E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N and the AS355NP, effectively providing a certification base for most of the intermediate helicopters in operation today. “This STC is a significant milestone in our plan to provide European installers and operators the highest quality standardized installation solutions anywhere” stated Mark Insley, President of Latitude, “in addition, these EASA S100s are continued proof that we are growing our base of approvals to include most popular airframe types worldwide.
The Skynode S100-001 is the smallest and lightest field proven tracking and data telemetry device in the industry. It provides security and crew safety for air/ground logistics applications anywhere in the world with interfaces available to multiple mapping and information management systems. The S100-001 provides automatic flight following exceeding Forestry AFF live tracking requirements, provides reliable 2-way data networking/messaging, is remotely configurable, provides data logging and event triggering from external switches/buttons and is equipped with an internal fast-fix 20 channel WAAS GPS receiver. In addition, auxiliary GPS serial data outputs for Moving Map, Electronic Flight Bag and 406 ELTs are provided. Standard features also include OOOI flight schedule reporting, an internal G-Switch for automatic anomaly reporting, auxiliary backup battery option and is Bambi Bucket Mission Tracker and Latitude Air Tanker Information System compatible.