FreeFlight Systems Introduces FRX-250 Integrated ADS-B Position Source, FIS-B Receiver For Part 25 Business Aircraft
Compact Unit Connects to Approved ADS-B Transponders For a Fully Compliant In-Out System
Waco, Texas, October 21, 2014 -- FreeFlight Systems introduced today the FRX-250 system for Part 25 aircraft, integrating an ADS-B In FIS-B weather data receiver and a certified GPS/GNSS ADS-B position source in a compact unit. When paired with an approved ADS-B transponder the FRX-250 is a highly cost-effective way to add NextGen compliance to Part 25 aircraft.
The FRX-250 combines the FreeFlight Systems certified RANGR ADS-B In receiver and its 1203C WAAS/GPS sensors currently installed in business and commercial transport aircraft worldwide. In U.S. airspace, the ADS-B In receiver enables FIS-B subscription-free NEXRAD and textual weather data for use on existing aircraft displays or wirelessly via FreeFlight's FWF-125 Serial to Wifi for Personal Electronic Device display.
As a position source approved for all ICAO jurisdictions, the integrated 15-channel GPS/GNSS sensor is the foundation for a range of advanced capabilities for CPDLC, TAWS/FMS and RNP 0.3 operations. It also is part of a fully rule-compliant ADS-B Out system when paired with a compatible ARINC 743A certified transponder.
"The FRX-250 adds multiple, advanced capabilities in an easy-to-install and very cost-effective unit," said Tim Taylor, CEO of FreeFlight Systems. "It's also part of a growing line of ADS-B solutions that meet the unique performance, regulatory, installation and cost requirements of Part 25 operators."
Less than 5 x 9 x 2 inches in size and weighing under 2 lbs, the unit is housed in a sealed, environmentally robust package (ARINC 743A Alternative Mounting Scheme) allowing it to be located either in the aircraft equipment bay or close to antenna locations to minimize cabling costs.
About FreeFlight Systems
FreeFlight Systems designs and manufactures high-performance avionics for flight safety and for delivering substantial safety, cost, environmental and other benefits from the NextGen airspace transformation. Founded in 2001 and based in Texas, the company pioneered the first certified aviation WAAS GPS receiver and the first rule-compliant UAT ADS-B system. FreeFlight Systems produces a range of high quality, American-made, competitively priced systems for installation in all aircraft types. For more information, please visit www.freeflightsystems.com