[Satnews] Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data management, flight following, and Satcom solutions for fleet operators, has received Transport Canada CAN-TSO-C159b approval of the company’s DL150 SDU (Satellite Data Unit) built to Technical Standing Order C159b "Next Generation Satellite Systems (NGSS) equipment".
The DL150 SDU utilizes the Iridium(R) satellite network to provide global pole-to-pole coverage and also meets the component fitment requirement of AC 20-140B Guidelines for Design Approval of Aircraft Data Link Communications System Supporting Air Traffic Services (ATS). The company has begun taking orders for immediate shipping of the DL150 SDU to channel partners across the world.
Commenting on the C159b approval, Latitude President, Mark Insley, noted, “Our DL150 FANS Datalink SDU is the first product to have gained Rev b. notable for its more complex MOPS (Minimum Operational Performance Standards) testing than was required with prior versions. It is wonderful to also acknowledge the close cooperation between the FAA and TCCA that occurred prior to the design approval being issued by Canada. Our DL150 is one of the first TSO applications to be part of the international treaty synchronization between civilian aviation regulatory agencies FAA (USA) and TCAA (Canada), including EASA (Europe), to harmonize and therefore recognize each country’s TSOs. ”
The DL150 SDU is a solution for business and commercial jet operators looking for a lightweight, multi-function, cost affordable Iridium Data Link device to complete their FANS 1/A+ installation. Approved to CAN-TSO-C159b, the DL150 is also qualified for ARINC GLOBALink and SITA AIRCOM networks. DL150 qualification includes RTCA DO-262B, DO-178C DAL D, and DO-160G. The DL150 supports ATS notification, ACARS and CPDLC messaging, and ARINC-741 and ARINC-618 protocols. The DL150 also supports optional autonomous flight-tracking, 3-axis acceleration monitoring, Arinc-429 messages and has discrete inputs and outputs for optional event reporting.