Posted on: 23 October 2013 by Mark Howells
Latitude Technologies, a supplier of flight data monitoring, flight following, and satellite communications has announced that it has begun the certification process of its Future Air Navigation System (FANS) data link transceiver for real-time satcom transmission of FANS 1/A+ safety services data over the Iridium satellite network.
FANS-based “smart” routing enables FANS-compliant aircraft to achieve decreased flight times and decreased fuel consumption. Latitude says that the data link unit will help allow long-range business jets and transoceanic fleet operators to qualify their aircraft as FANS compliant and gain access to dynamic route planning and en route flight path optimization, only available to aircraft with FANS on-board.
President Mark Insley says, “FANS-equipped commercial and executive jets are the way of the future.”
Liz Moscrop, Inflight / Inflight-Online.com
Las Vegas, USA