Latitude Technologies Corporation has announced that Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation in Savannah, Ga., has finalized supplemental type certificate (STC) certification of the Latitude DL150 Satellite Data Unit (SDU) for Gulfstream G450 and G550 series aircraft. Supporting CPDLC/ADS-C/ACARS satellite data link services, the DL150 is a TSO-C159b approved communications link enabling future air navigation systems (FANS 1/A+).
Already required for some air corridors, ATCs will continue to limit the busiest and most favorable routes to FANS 1/A-equipped aircraft up to its full 2020 implementation date. DL150-equipped Gulfstream aircraft operators now have an effective option when addressing their long-range data link communication requirements, which also includes pole-to-pole global coverage as an added benefit.
“Our team of engineers, programmers, and developers create quality products that fill a wide range of needs in the aerospace market,” said founder and president Mark Insley. “When an aircraft manufacturer places trust in your organization and products, it is a tremendous vote of confidence.”