17-Oct-2013 Source: Latitude Technologies
Latitude Technologies is very pleased to announce that the company’s IONode™ FDM lightweight flight data recorder has successfully completed its field trial with Bailey Helicopters, a prominent northwest regional helicopter operator. The IONode ION3 model was installed on three different airframe types operated by Bailey earlier this year for evaluation during Bailey’s very busy summer flying season. Bailey also trialed Latitude Flight Data Analytics, Latitude’s robust web-based flight data analysis, trending, and flight visualization platform, available by subscription to all operators that have deployed the IONode FDM system.
Fully satisfied with the field trial results, Bailey has now begun outfitting its fleet with IONode FDM systems. For each aircraft, the installation will include interfacing the IONode lightweight flight data recorder to the Latitude SkyNode® Satcom transceiver already deployed across the Bailey fleet. This will enable real-time event notifications to ground personnel at Bailey’s flight operation bases as part of the IONode FDM system.
Latitude Founder and President, Mark Insley, in commenting on the Bailey trial results, said “Latitude’s IONode ION3 and ION4 lightweight flight data recorders and the IONode FDM system has proven once again why IONode is the preferred FDM system for fleet operators wanting a high-quality and comprehensive flight data monitoring, recording, and reporting solution at a cost-affordable price.” “We are delighted that Bailey has selected our IONode FDM system for deployment in the Bailey fleet. Bailey has been a longtime customer of Latitude and we very much respect Bailey as a world-class rotor fleet operator. We are privileged to be able to help Bailey maintain their operating standards of excellence.”
About Bailey Helicopters
Bailey Helicopters Ltd. was established in March 1989 and has grown steadily over the years to become one of the most respected rotary wing operators in the Canadian north. The company operates from bases in Fort St. John, Fort Nelson, and Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Bailey delivers a full menu of helicopter services including seismic survey, passenger transport, medivac, fire suppression, OGP support, powerline and utility applications, cargo hauling, camp support, infrared imaging and mapping, aerial photography, and aerial construction.
For more information about Bailey Helicopters, visit www.baileyhelicopters.com or call Bailey at 250-785-2518.
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 airframes. Latitude provides reliable and secure aviation data and communication options for crew safety, fleet logistics, and operations and maintenance efficiency with WebSentinelÔ flight data management platform for desktops, dispatch centers, and mobile devices.
For more information about Latitude’s flight data and satcom solutions, visit www.latitudetech.com or call 1-888-966-5599.