Victoria, BC Canada — October 22, 2013 — Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data management, flight following, and Satcom solutions for regional fleet operators, has announced that Latitude’s IONode ION4 lightweight flight data recorder and the SkyNode S200 voice and data transceiver have been selected by Viking Air Limited for OEM installation on Viking’s Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft. The first IONode ION4 and SkyNode S200 installations by Viking have already been completed and Latitude’s equipment is now in service in Southeast Asia, Africa, and North America.
Latitude President, Mark Insley, expressed his appreciation at Latitude’s achievement of this significant milestone. “I am particularly pleased that our first OEM supply arrangement is with Latitude’s good friend and Victoria neighbor, Viking Air Limited.” Latitude Senior Account Manager, David Thomas, who heads up the Viking relationship for Latitude added, “Viking is a world-class operation with a vision for the aviation market that coincides with our own. We look forward to working with Viking for many years, putting our robust FDM, AFF, and Satcom systems into the hardest working aircraft on earth.”
About Viking Air Limited
Viking Air Limited is a world-class aerospace manufacturing company producing the Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft, the best-selling next generation turbo-prop aircraft in its class. Viking has been in operation for over 40 years, and employs 600 people between two Canadian aircraft manufacturing and assembly facilities. Viking provides OEM support for the worldwide fleet of de Havilland legacy aircraft (DHC-1 through DHC-7) and forms part of Westerkirk Capital Inc, a Canadian private investment firm with substantial holdings in the hospitality, aviation, and real estate sectors.
For more information on Viking Air and the Twin Otter Series 400, visit www.vikingair.com or call 1-250-656-7227.
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 airframe types. 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 latitudetech.com or call 1-888-966-5599.