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FreeFlight Systems selected to equip LSA fleet with certified ADS-B solutions

April 8 2016 - WACO, Texas - NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that the company has secured a letter of authorization to equip the existing Flight Design USA fleet with the company's certified RANGR ADS-B system.

FreeFlight Systems and Flight Design USA worked together to design an installation package that will provide complete ADS-B compliance for the 400+ Flight Design USA aircraft that are currently flying in the US.

"We chose the FreeFlight RANGR as it is a complete line of capable and affordable options for owners of Flight Design's existing aircraft," said John Hurst, CT avionics expert. "Aircraft owners will have peace of mind flying with FreeFlight's RANGR, as the company is the pioneer in ADS-B solutions."

The installation package includes FreeFlight Systems' certified RANGR Transmitter Lite ADS-B Out system, and will include all the necessary components required for installation. For those customers that want to fly with the benefits of ADS-B In, FreeFlight's RANGR Transceiver Lite ADS-B In/Out system is available as an optional upgrade. FreeFlight Systems' RANGR product line consists of fully-featured, TSO-certified ADS-B solutions that accommodate a wide variety of customer needs.

"We are excited to expand our installation capabilities to include Flight Design USA's popular aircraft," said Pete Ring, FreeFlight Systems' Director of Sales and Marketing. "By providing Flight Design USA with our certified RANGR ADS-B systems, we demonstrate once again that there are practical ADS-B solutions for all aircraft."

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.

FreeFlight Systems announces LPV-capable 2301 NextGen FMS

April 6th, 2016 - WACO, Texas - NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that the Company is now accepting orders for its 2301 NextGen GPS flight management system.

The FreeFlight Systems 2301 NextGen FMS GPS is a fully self contained flight management system designed to provide high performance instrument flight rules (IFR) navigation and GPS based landing capability for fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. The 2301 is a complete form/fit and function replacement for the Company's successful legacy 2101 I/O approach plus.

"The 2301 emphasizes our commitment to supporting legacy aircraft by providing high-quality, affordable NextGen solutions to the marketplace," said Pete Ring, FreeFlight Systems' Director of Sales and Marketing.

The 2301 has been designed to support numerous current and planned nextgen applications. The built-in GPS engine is available externally as an ADS-B position source, and ADS-B control is built into the system. The system is also localizer performance with vertical guidance (LPV) capable; the integration of navigation and landing capability in a single box allows for seamless transition from en-route to terminal and approach modes.

For more information about the 2301, please contact our sales team directly at 860.377.5156.

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.

 

Kalitta Air selects FreeFlight Systems 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor to achieve ADS-B compliance

April 5, 2016 - WACO, Texas - NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that Michigan based Kalitta Air has selected the FreeFlight 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor for retrofit into its Boeing 747 series of aircraft as part of their ADS-B compliance program.

Kalitta Air paired the 1203C with the 747's existing TPR-901 transponders.

"We are pleased to provide Kalitta with our quality retrofit solution for ADS-B compliance," said Pete Ring, FreeFlight Systems' Director of Sales and Marketing. "Our practical, straightforward line of ADS-B solutions provide the marketplace with the opportunity to extend the usability of legacy aircraft like the 747 into the NextGen airspace of tomorrow."

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 TPR-901. Providing reliable service to fleets worldwide, the 1203C also serves as the approved position source for CPDLC, TAWS/FMS, RNP and other NextGen applications.

Designed for business, regional, airline transport 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.

 

FreeFlight Systems and Peregrine obtain ADS-B AML STC for Part 27 rotorcraft

March 2, 2016 - WACO, Texas - NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that the Company has obtained an ADS-B AML STC for Part 27 rotorcraft. FreeFlight's RANGR series offers a range of fully-featured, TSO certified ADS-B solutions. The Company selected Peregrine to perform engineering services due to their extensive background in ADS-B efforts and credible reputation in the aerospace industry.

The FreeFlight Systems RANGR ADS-B product line was designed from day one to accommodate helicopter operations. FreeFlight Systems was the first company to receive a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a rule-compliant 978 MHz ADS-B system for both Part 27 and Part 29 rotorcraft; this experience was key in developing the common installation methods that are central to the award of this AML STC.

The AML STC allows for the installation of RANGR ADS-B avionics into a wide variety of rotorcraft:

Airbus Helicopters AS350B, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350BA, AS350C, AS350D, AS350D1, EC130B4, EC130T2
Bell 206A, 206B, 206B-1, 206L, 206L-1, 206L-3, 206L-4, 407, 427, 429
Robinson Helicopter R22, R22 ALPHA, R22 BETA, R22 MARINER, R44, R44 II

RANGR products are the smallest, lightest and easiest to install systems available today and are therefore ideal for retrofit into helicopters and other aircraft where airframe space, system weight and placement are key considerations. The modular RANGR product line offers the latest in ADS-B technology in a variety of configurations which allows aircraft operators to select systems most compatible with their aircraft, existing avionics and flying needs.

"The industry has been tackling the challenges associated with rotorcraft ADS-B equipage for some time," said Tim Taylor CEO of FreeFlight Systems. "We are very aware of the unique nature of rotorcraft equipage and operation, so we made sure that our systems were configured in a way that made this broad installation approval possible," he continued. "This also means that the resulting installation designs are straightforward, making it easy for our customers to add this important technology to their aircraft."

The AML STC covers both ADS-B Out and ADS-B In. The RANGR transceiver line of ADS-B systems integrates ADS-B In and Out capabilities with an optional high-integrity WAAS/GPS in a single, compact unit without the need to replace the aircraft's transponder.

For aircraft that are already equipped with ADS-B Out, the RANGR receiver family offers an installed ADS-B In pairing for both 978 and 1090 MHz based ADS-B Out systems. Additionally, all RANGR systems are available with an optional internal WAAS/GPS, and are compatible with most ADS-B Out systems in the market today.

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.

 

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