FreeFlight Systems RA4000 and RA4500 Radar Altimeter selected by National Flight Services Services for Mobile Installation Program
December 28, 2016, Irving, TX- FreeFlight Systems announced today that National Flight Services, a helicopter maintenance and avionics installation facility, has selected the company's RA4000 and RA4500 series radar altimeters for their mobile installation program. National Flight Service will begin installs during the first week of January 2017 and will equip more than 25 helicopters operating under Part 135 tourism operations in the southern United States.
This installation is in response to the FAA mandate that requires Part 135 and airborne medical transport operators to equip with additional safety equipment such as radar altimeters aimed at improving situational awareness and safety. The equipage deadline for this requirement is April 24th, 2017.
"We are excited to work with National Flight Services on this program, said Pete Ring, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FreeFlight Systems. "The FreeFlight Systems family of radar altimeters provides a proven, high-performance solution that is ideal for these challenging rotorcraft operations. Our flexibility, short lead times and cost effective solutions fit very well into the National Flight Services business model."
National Flight Services innovative approach to business is a win - win for all involved, especially the operators who don't have to travel for their installations. This approach saves money and time by bringing experienced professionals that can perform the job quickly and efficiently right to the customer's doorstep.
About National Flight Services
National Flight Services has been involved in aircraft maintenance since 1960. They are widely known for services such as airframe maintenance on turboprop and jet aircraft as well as a Honeywell authorized engine overhaul service provider for the TPE331 engine. National Flight Services completes a wide range of helicopter services at its Toledo, Ohio, and New Braunfels, Texas, facilities.
FreeFlight Systems and CMD Flight Solutions Achieve EASA Validation for ADS-B Out AML STC
November 1, 2016 - WACO, Texas - NextGen avionics manufacturer FreeFlight Systems announced today that engineering and certification company CMD Flight Solutions have successfully obtained EASA validation of their AML STC for the integration of a FreeFlight Systems1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor paired with Rockwell Collins’ TDR-94/94D transponders. The pairing is a cost effective way to help aircraft owners meet any ADS-B mandate worldwide.
“Expanding this solution to serve our European customer base was essential, as global demand for cost-effective solutions rises, we want to ensure that we are meeting the demands of our customers regardless of where they are located” said Pete Ring, FreeFlight Systems’ Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We are pleased to partner with CMD Flight Solutions on the expansion of this AML STC which provides cost effective solutions for more than a 100 different models of Aircraft in Europe,”
The FreeFlight Systems 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor is easy to install and simple to integrate with other avionics systems, giving customers flexible, practical ADS-B retrofit solutions for their aircraft.
As a certified ADS-B position source, approved for all ICAO jurisdictions, the integrated 15-channel 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor is part of a fully rule-compliant ADS-B Out system when paired with a compatible, certified Mode S transponder like the TDR-94/94D. The 1203C continues to provide reliable service to fleets worldwide and also serves as an approved position source for CPDLC, TAWS/FMS, RNP and other NextGen applications.
Designed for business, regional, airline transport, military and heavy rotary-wing aircraft, the 1203C provides state-of-the-art aviation GPS technology in a proven package. The 1203C allows customers to take advantage of the benefits of NextGen without the need for extensive and costly avionics upgrades.
About FreeFlight Systems
FreeFlight Systems designs and manufactures high-performance avionics for flight safety. These solutions deliver 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.
About CMD Flight Solutions
CMD Flight Solutions was formed to develop, market and provide FAA certified modification kits to support Next Gen Avionics mandates and assist service and installation facilities with cost-effective modification solutions to satisfy the upcoming FAA mandated requirements. For more information, visit www.CMDFlightSolutions.com.
SIGNATURE TECHNICAir Partnership
Signature TECHNICAir Purchases ADS-B STC for Turboprop and Light Jets from FreeFlight Systems
November 1, 2016 - IRVING, Texas - NextGen Avionics Leader FreeFlight Systems announced their agreement today with Florida based Signature TECHNICAir on the sale of the company’s supplemental type certificate for ADS-B Compliance on Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90 models. This transfer of ownership will allow TECHNICAir to modify and enhance the STC to meet the diverse needs of the King Air fleet while also expand the offering to include the light jet market.
The STC provides a fully compliant ADS-B solution and offers the situational awareness benefits of ADS-B In a high quality but sensibly priced package.
“We are thrilled to be working with a company that not only has a large market presence, but one that has a high level of technical expertise” said Pete Ring, FreeFlight Systems’ Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “Their ability to utilize this STC and adapt it to meet the demands of our customers, while being able to maintain the cost effectiveness of this ADS-B solution is the exact quality we were looking for in a partner on this program.”
The STC covers ADS-B installations on King Air aircraft by utilizing the FreeFlight Systems RANGR FDL-1090-TX, a Mode-S extended squitter transponder that is approved worldwide for ADS-B mandate compliance. Additionally, the package includes either a FreeFlight Systems Model 1201 WAAS/GPS as a position source or the RANGR FDL-978-RX/G, which can provide the GPS position source data as well as FIS-B and TIS-B information data services. This data can be displayed on select cockpit displays or wirelessly onto either an iPad or Android tablet operating a number of popular apps including ForeFlight, WingXPro, and the FreeFlight Systems ADS-B view app which is available at no cost form the Apple app store. The RANGR FDL-1090-TX is one of the smallest Mode-S transponders on the market, weighing just under a pound, including the panel mounted controller and built-in altitude encoder.
About FreeFlight Systems
FreeFlight Systems designs and manufactures high-performance avionics for flight safety. These solutions deliver 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.
About Signature TECHNICAir
A BBA Aviation plc company, is one of North America’s most expansive business and general aviation aircraft repair, maintenance and overhaul (MRO) networks. Signature TECHNICAir offers a wide range of MRO services including maintenance, inspections, aircraft on ground (AOG) support, interior refurbishment, avionics installation and service, major repairs and modifications. Signature TECHNICAir is FAA Part 145 certificated and authorized to perform services on a range of aircraft including Beechcraft, Cessna, Hawker, Bombardier, Falcon, Piaggio, Socata, Cirrus, Piper, Diamond and others and has distribution and installation agreements with leading avionics manufacturers such as Garmin, Honeywell, Rockwell Collins, and Sandel. Signature TECHNICAir is co-located with Signature Flight Support at 16 airports in the United States and operates as CSE Citation Centre in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. More information is available at www.technicair.com.
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