Victoria, BC – March 2, 2015 –The USDA Forest Service has awarded Latitude Technologies the contract to supply Operation Loads Monitoring Systems (OLMS) for deployment by the US Forest Service on government and contractor aircraft engaged in aerial wildfire fighting operations in the US over the next four years.
Government-owned aircraft include Cessna TU 206 and Citation Bravo, Raytheon King Air 90, A100 and 200, DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver and DHC-6-300 Twin Otter, Douglas DC3TP, Shorts 330 (C-23), Rockwell Commander 500 and applies to all aircraft procured or contracted for by the Forest Service throughout the life of the contract.
The Latitude contract includes the supply of monitoring systems for data acquisition, signal conditioning, and downloading of acceleration, strain as well as fuel, engine, control surfaces including spatial parameters, air pressure, temperature and retardant quantity to mention a few; up to a total of fifty-six continuous analog parameters.
Latitude President, Mark Insley, expressed his appreciation for being given this opportunity to serve the US Forest Service and its aerial fire-attack fleet. “Our commitment has always been to develop technology that improves safety and delivers meaningful and actionable information to our aeronautical customers, both private and government. State of the art flight data monitoring for this most rigorous of mission type is exactly the kind of accomplishment that our people thrive on.”