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.