FreeFlight Systems Announces Compatibility with Garmin GNS 430W and 530W Series of GPS Navigators
Added Functionality Provides Increased Flexibility for ADS-B Equipage
July 20, 2015 - Waco, TX - FreeFlight Systems announced today that the Company's line of RANGR ADS-B systems will interface with Garmin's GNS 430W/530W GPS Navigators. This compatibility will increase equipage flexibility as well as provide cost savings for those aircraft currently equipped with 430W/530W navigators.
FreeFlight's certified Blue Box transceiver system, the FDL-978-XVR, was designed with versatility in mind - the system is available for purchase without an internal GPS, allowing aircraft owners to utilize their existing GPS source for ADS-B compliance.
This integration was key in reducing costs, as an additional GPS source and antenna are not required. Customers will have the ability to display ADS-B traffic to their 430W/530W navigator for increased situational awareness.
When paired with a GNS 430W/530W navigator, the FDL-978-XVR provides full ADS-B capability - the system will be fully ADS-B compliant, with the added benefit of subscription-free weather and traffic information.
The FDL-978-XVR without an internal GPS is priced at $3,495, which includes antennas, installation kits and WiFi module to display weather and traffic to a compatible tablet device, and is immediately available for shipping. The XVR is easy to install, and requires only minimal integration to the aircraft. FreeFlight's line of Blue Box RANGR ADS-B systems have accumulated thousands of hours of operation across a broad spectrum of aircraft platforms, and integrates with several compatible tablet devices and in-flight apps.
The Company's ADS-B products are part of the ForeFlight Connect Program, and are the first certified solutions to integrate with ForeFlight.
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.