Latitude Technologies has received EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) on Bombardier's Dash-8 model aircraft for all Latitude SkyNode SATCOM models, including the latest Safety Services Voice TSO'd S200-012 ATS system.
The STC also supports the installation of the IONode Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) system, which is capable of providing fully automated data gathering and distribution, real-time alerting for flight operations and maintenance quality assurance including fuel management programs. Latitude is expanding their system capabilities into the European community and those member states.
Bombardier's Dash-8 aircraft, which have been in circulation for more than 30 years, are a series of twin-engine, medium range, turboprop airliners that operate with a focus on improved cruise performance and low operational costs. The inclusion of Latitude's hardware helps to assist these operational goals by providing Dash-8s with a reliable means for satellite voice, data networking and messaging that works everywhere, while also supporting FOQA/MOQA functions. Latitude has now added the Dash-8 to the company's SkyNode S200's list of FAA, TCCA, and EASA certified aircraft models, consisting of over 900 different helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.
The STC in accordance with EASA include the following Bombardier Dash-8 models:
- DHC-8-102 / 103 / 106
- DHC-8-201 / 202 / 301
- DHC-8-311 314 / 315
- DHC-8-401 / 402