FreeFlight Systems Introduces FTX-200 ADS-B System, Bringing Cost-Effective NextGen Compliance to Part 25 Business Jets
ADS-B Transponder With Built-In GNSS/SBAS Position Source is TCAS I-Compatible; Sensible and Practical Alternative To Expensive Avionics Upgrades
Waco, TX, October 21, 2014 - FreeFlight Systems introduced today the FTX-200 1090ES Transponder with integrated GPS system for Part 25 business aircraft. The TCAS I-compatible system is a highly cost-effective alternative to expensive avionics upgrades for NextGen ADS-B Out compliance.
The FTX-200 is ideal for business jet operators who do not require diversity mode but need an easily installed and high-performance ADS-B compliance solution using their existing avionics systems. The system includes an approved ADS-B transponder and an integrated 15-channel WAAS GPS/SBAS sensor as the rule-compliant high-integrity position source. It also enables integration with TCAS I systems.
The FTX-200 is based on FreeFlight Systems' extensive experience in avionics for all segments of aviation including GA, commercial and military airplanes and helicopters. The company pioneered the first certified aviation WAAS GPS receiver and the first rule-compliant UAT ADS-B system for both fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. The FTX-200 is among a family of cost-effective ADS-B solutions from FreeFlight Systems that give business jet owners significantly improved flexibility for meeting NextGen equipage requirements worldwide.
"The FTX-200 presents bizjet owners with a straightforward path to equip for ADS-B without the need for expensive hardware upgrades that may be hard to justify depending on the aircraft," said Tim Taylor, CEO of FreeFlight Systems. "It is a sensible and practical approach that lets Part 25 owners keep good aircraft in compliance with NextGen requirements and adds capability to existing systems."
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