Latitude SkyNode satcom and tracking system


SATCOM modem and control panel

SATCOM modem and control panel

Installation of Latitude Technonogies SkyNode Satcom and Tracking System comprises of installation of a Latitude Technologies Skynode S200 Modem under the cabin floor and a Northern Airborne Technologies PTA12-100/-300 Dialer Panel on the instrument panel for the control of the system. In this installation the Latitude system uses a dual GPS/Satcom (Iridium) integrated antenna installed on the cabine roof (X1550, Y0). 
The Latitude SkyNode S200 provides voice satellite communications, complete flight tracking and 2-way data networking/messaging functions, using various serial data interfaces and an integrated GPS receiver and Iridium satellite L-Band Transceiver modules. Satcom Modem can be installed under cabin floor between cross beams X1790 and X1980 on the RH or LH side of the helicopter on shelf introduced with Eurocopter Service Bulletin 34.00.02.
The system voice communications functions are controlled in the cockpit using the NAT PTA12-100/-300 located on instrument panel and connected to the helicopter ICS. The Northern Airborne Technologies PTA12-100/-300 is a compact DZUS mounted dialer with keypad and LED matrix display both fea tured of dimming function controlled by instrument panel illumination system. The functions of the PTA12-100/-300 include: speech audio circuits, hook switch, ring indication, Satcom status indication, DTMF tone generation, ringer tone generation, backlighting as well as normal phone functions (e.g. hold, redial, memory).
The PTA12-300 panel model has NVIS compliant backlighting and the display is filtered for NVIS radiance requirements.


Web tracking and mesaging functions

Web tracking and mesaging functions

Use of Satcom voice communication in flight is prohibited.
Helicopter fitted with AMS43 Intercom System Control Panel (for helicopters fitted with other ICS type contact us as the change is available on request).
Helicopter Post Mod AIRLIFT DO-350-53-102 (B2 model) or DO-350-53-101 (B3 model) “DZUS Rail Installation”.
Eurocopter Service Bulletin 34.00.02. to be accomplished during installation.
Before installation, the installer shall determine any possible conflict of this installation with other modifications already installed on the helicopter that may introduce adverse effect on airworthiness of the product or jeopardize flight safety.


Manpower: Mechanic / Sheet metal worker 28 hrs, Avionic 32 hrs. Complexity: medium.


Approval Form, installation instructions, material list, drawings, wiring diagrams, instructions for continued airworthiness, rotorcraft flight manual supplement. 


No kit is associated to this modification. All parts shall be ordered separately at vendors indicated in the material list. Main units are available from Latitude Technologies official dealers (



EASA    Minor change    AS350 B2 and B3    
Other AS350/EC130 series helicopters are also available on request!

Delivery time for document package: 2/3 weeks
Price does NOT include Iridium phone activation nor the Sentinel tracking use license.

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