FreeFlight Systems "Wrangle A RANGR" Drawing at Oshkosh To Offer Certified ADS-B Transceiver, Installation Credit, Other Prizes
First Prize Includes $3,000 Installation Credit, iPad Mini; Aircraft Owners Can Register Online at www.winarangr.com
Waco, Texas, June 4, 2014 -- FreeFlight Systems announced today the "Wrangle A RANGR" promotion for U.S.-registered aircraft owners offering a grand prize of RANGR FDL-978-XVR ADS-B Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) at no charge, a $3,000 installation credit and an iPad Mini. The drawing also includes a second prize of a $399 iPad Mini or a third prize of a $249 Pebble Steele watch.
FreeFlight Systems 1203C WAAS/GPS Certified in Dassault Falcon 20 ADS-B Solution with Rockwell Collins TDR-94 Mode S Transponders
BCA of Lyon-Bron, France Integrates 1203C as Approved Position Source in EASA-Certified ADS-B Installation Aboard Flight Test Aircraft
Waco, Texas, March 15, 2014 -- FreeFlight Systems announced today that Business and Commuter Aircraft (BCA) of Bron, France has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for a Dassault Falcon 20 ADS-B solution integrating the FreeFlight Systems 1203C WAAS/GPS with the Rockwell Collins TDR-94/94D Mode S transponder.
BCA integrated the 1203C with the TDR-94/94D (version -410) transponder in the certified ADS-B (DO-260A) solution at its avionics facility in Toulouse.
As a position source approved for all ICAO jurisdictions, the integrated 15-channel 1203C WAAS/GPS sensor is part of a fully rule-compliant and highly cost-effective ADS-B Out system when paired with a compatible DO-260A certified Mode S transponder such as the TDR-94/94D. It also can serve as the approved position source for CPDLC, TAWS/FMS and RNP 0.3 installations. The 1203C is available with an optional FIS-B ADS-B In weather data receiver as the FreeFlight Systems RANGR RX-P25 system for Part 25 aircraft in the U.S.
BCA is the official and exclusive Beechcraft reseller in France with advanced capabilities including EASA Part 145 Foreign Approval and Part 21 Design Organization Approval at its headquarters at the Lyon-Bron airport and facilities at Paris-Le Bourget and Toulouse.
"With its low-cost, proven certified performance and ease of installation, the 1203C is a compelling GPS position source solution for many business aircraft," said Gilles Collot, BCA Avionics Design Manager. "Our customers will appreciate the ability to meet ADS-B and other performance mandates in a timely and cost-effective way."
"BCA are experts in helping their customers maintain and enhance the value of their aircraft and meet regulatory requirements," said Tim Taylor, CEO of FreeFlight Systems. "Their use of the 1203C as a certified position source is an excellent example of how many customers can retrofit their aircraft to comply with NextGen equipage mandates without the need for extensive and expensive avionics upgrades."
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
FreeFlight Systems Announces Supplemental Type Certification For 1090ES ADS-B Out Solution For Sikorsky S-76A/B/C Model Helicopters
Supplemental Type Certificate Broadens Range of FreeFlight Systems ADS-B Solutions
Waco, TX, March 14, 2014 -- FreeFlight Systems announced today FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for a 1090ES ADS-B Out solution for all Sikorsky S-76A/B/C model helicopters. Developed with Peregrine Avionics and DAC International, the STC enables rapid and highly cost-effective installation of a fully rule-compliant ADS-B Out system in S-76 rotorcraft.
Comprising a high-integrity GPS WAAS position source and an ADS-B rule-compliant Mode S transponder, the STC broadens the availability of both 1090ES and 978 MHz Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) FreeFlight Systems ADS-B solutions. FreeFlight Systems developed the first-ever STC for any aircraft on Agusta-Westland AW139 helicopters and previously collaborated on an STC for S-76 C+/C++ rotorcraft.
FreeFlight Systems To Supply RANGR-G ADS-B Transponders For Exelis Airport Ground Vehicle Tracking System
System To Be Deployed At Major U.S. Airports To Improve Runway Safety
Waco, TX, March 14, 2014 -- FreeFlight Systems announced today a long-term agreement with Exelis to supply the FreeFlight Systems FDL-978-TX RANGR-G ADS-B transponder for airport ground vehicles as part of Symphony® VMAT (Vehicle Movement Area Transponder) airport operations system developed by Exelis.
Part of a broader FAA program to improve runway safety, the system enables precise tracking of maintenance and aircraft service trucks, snow removal, firefighting and rescue equipment, wildlife patrols, construction and other vehicles operating on or near airport runways, taxiways and other areas.