FreeFlight Systems & Accord Technology Partner On ARINC 429 WAAS GPS Solutions For Commercial Transport And Business Aircraft
Collaboration Delivers Highly Cost-Effective Solutions To Equip Legacy Aircraft With RNP (0.3), ADS-B, CPDLC and Other NextGen Capabilities
Waco, Texas, March 26, 2013 -- FreeFlight Systems announced today it is partnering with Accord Technology LLC of Phoenix, AZ, to develop WAAS GPS systems to retrofit legacy transport category aircraft with state-of-the-art capabilities for NextGen airspace operations. The companies are focusing on practical and highly cost-effective ARINC 429 solutions that enable operators of proven commercial and business aircraft to meet ADS-B, RNP (0.3) and other performance-based navigation mandates worldwide.
The companies already have produced the FreeFlight Systems Model 1203C WAAS GPS. Featuring a 15-channel GPS, a 5x/second position update rate and an ARINC 429 interface, the 1203C is easily integrated with existing navigation and flight management systems. It fulfills GPS position source requirements for RNP (0.3), ADS-B and Controller-Pilot Datalink Communications (CPDLC) equipage mandates. The performance, price and compact size make the 1203C a readily cost-justified retrofit in most legacy commercial and business aircraft.
"Accord Technology and FreeFlight Systems have a longstanding collaboration and deep experience in technically advanced WAAS GPS systems," said Hal Adams, Chief Operating Officer at Accord Technology. "Our combined focus on ARINC 429 NextGen solutions make it possible for commercial and business operators to equip proven, reliable aircraft with state-of-the-art capabilities."
"The WAAS GPS systems that Accord and FreeFlight Systems produce eliminate the cost and practical barriers to modernizing aircraft avionics with NextGen capabilities," said Tim Taylor, CEO of FreeFlight Systems. "We look forward to continuing our long and successful partnership with Accord Technology producing high-performance ARINC 429 WAAS GPS solutions."
About Accord Technology
Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Accord Technology LLC is a joint venture of Accord Software & Systems Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India, and AvValues LLC of Phoenix, Arizona that delivers technically advanced and affordable GPS solutions. Accord leverages their proven Global Navigation Satellite Systems knowledge and experience employed in the development of the first GPS sensor to be authorized US FAA TSO-C145c. Accord Technology LLC is the design authority and is responsible for the manufacturing, certification, support, administration and business development associated with this civil aviation GNSS business and line of NexNav products.
About FreeFlight Systems
FreeFlight Systems designs and manufactures high-performance avionics for flight safety and for delivering the 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