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ronmental extremes ranging from -45° C to +70° C temper- atures.


Latitude awarded SATCOM contract for Canadian Forces CH-146 Griffon Helicopters


Latitude Technologies Corp.


Rebecca Williams Joins Sales Staff of Rotorcraft Pro


Oak Mountain Media, LLC, the owner of the Rotorcraft Pro Magazine, announced the hiring of Rebecca Williams as Sales Account Executive. She will be based in Van Alstyne, Texas and work primarily with clients in the south central and northeast- ern United States. “We are lucky to have some- one of Rebecca’s background and expertise come on board,” said Ron Whitney, President of Oak Mountain Media. “Rebecca will be a perfect fit for us, as we continue to grow our business and expand our media group.” “Her eighteen years of experi- ence in the magazine business will certainly be a benefit to not only us, but our clients as well,” said Mr. Whitney.


Rebecca is married to Michael Williams and has two sons Jacob and Benjamin. Rebecca earned a B.A. from the University of North Texas in Advertising and Marketing, graduating in 1992. She has held a variety of positions in the marketing and advertising industry over the past eighteen years. ◆


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of Victoria, BC, has been awarded the contract to supply up to 95 of its SkyNode® S200 satellite communication systems for the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) CH-146 Griffon helicopter fleet. The contract is the result of Latitude’s diligent work over the years to develop the most advanced and rugged satcom products and base station soft- ware commercially available. SkyNode® satcom systems


are already field proven on Aerial fire attack, SAR, EMS and Law Enforcement tactical operations worldwide. Latitude will supply the Canadian Forces with a complete end-to-end secure voice and robust data communication solution that will be operational everywhere and under all conceivable envi-


Besides its durability, Latitude’s SkyNode® equip- ment and the Sentinel™ soft- ware management system were chosen due to their built-in safety functions, small form fac- tor, and amazing versatility including real-time flight mon- itoring, auto alerts, voice call- ing, multiplatform messaging, data distribution, and remote configurability. “The competi- tion for this contract was inter- national in scope and the tech- nical and environmental requirements a challenge," stat- ed Latitude president Mark Insley, continuing, "so I am proud to have Latitude selected to supply the Canadian Forces with our advanced flight logis- tics solution." ◆


Shadin Avionics Announces Fuel Management STC for Bell 212/412


Shadin Avionics, a global leader in aircraft fuel manage- ment solutions, announces the approval of a Supplemental Type Certificate for the installa- tion of a Shadin Fuel


Management Kit into Bell 212 and 412 model helicopters. The Bell 212/412 STC is the latest addition to Shadin’s well estab- lished portfolio of Fuel Management System STCs that includes installations for other Bell, Eurocopter, and McDonnell Douglas Helicopters. The new STC enables the installation of the Shadin fuel flow transducer that supports Shadin’s Engine Trend Monitor (ETM), Digiflo, Miniflo, Microflo, Digidata, and Air Data Computers (ADC) as well as glass displays from other manufacturers.


“Shadin continues to invest


in our Fuel Management Systems,” stated Trevor Lund, Shadin Avionics Product Manager. “We look forward to working with Bell helicopter owners to improve flight per- formance and safety with our Fuel Management Systems.” Shadin has partnered with Aero Dynamix to upgrade any of their displays to be NVG com- patible and is pursuing EASA approval for the Bell 212/412 Fuel Management Kit installa- tion. ◆


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