NewsEventsALL 2015

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.

Freeflight Systems Promotes Peter Ring to Vice President Sales and Marketing

Sep 6, 2016 - WACO, TX -  NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced the promotion of Peter Ring to Vice President Sales and Marketing.

 Based in Irving, Texas, Ring is responsible for getting the company's range of innovative products and services into the global marketplace. Ring will also continue to develop the company's highly effective team of sales, marketing, and business development professionals.

 "Pete understands our products and he understands our customers," said FreeFlight Systems CEO Tim Taylor. "As an experienced pilot, Pete knows that our customers need the best possible performance from their avionics systems, combined with excellent pre and post sales support. He also understands that each customer's needs are unique and that their avionics purchases are important investment decisions, and he strongly and effectively advocates for every customer."

 A five-plus year FreeFlight Systems team member, Ring brings outstanding capabilities to the company in his new role. Most recently, he served as the Director of Sales and Marketing for FreeFlight Systems. Previously, Ring held a sales leadership position at the Avidyne Corporation and studied flight operations at Daniel Webster College.

Ring is an accomplished pilot who holds both private and commercial/instrument certifications. He has more than 10 years of experience in the avionics manufacturing industry and is known by peers as an expert in NextGen technology implementation, and is commonly referred to as, "The ADS-B Expert." A respected thought leader in the field, Ring is a sought after public speaker for informational seminars and panel discussions.

"I am excited to match my experience and leadership with our core company values and initiatives as we continue to expand FreeFlight System's operations both internally and externally "Ring said.

About FreeFlight Systems

FreeFlight Systems designs and manufactures high-performance avionics for flight safety. These solutions deliver substantial safety, cost, environmental, and other benefits for 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 “Win a RANGR” drawing at Oshkosh to offer certified ADS-B transceiver and installation credit

July 21 2016 - WACO, Texas - NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today the "Win a RANGR" promotion for U.S.-registered aircraft owners offering a grand prize of a top-of-the-line RANGR FDL-978-XVR ADS-B Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) as well as $2,500 towards the cost of installation. This year's giveaway at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI marks the sixth RANGR ADS-B system that FreeFlight Systems has awarded to contest participants.

Aircraft owners can view promotion details and enter to participate in the drawing to be held on July 29, 2016 during AirVenture at equipit2020.com/win. Participants do not have to be present at the drawing to win.

"Our 'Win A RANGR' promotion is an exciting opportunity to introduce our ADS-B systems to pilots who are searching for a solution," said FreeFlight Systems Sales and Marketing Director Pete Ring. "It's a great way for U.S. aircraft owners to learn more about their equipage options and how they can reap all of the benefits that ADS-B brings to flying."

"I am impressed with how well the system performs," said 2014 Win a RANGR winner Don Jeffries. "Installation of my RANGR-XVR was straight-forward - the system integrated seamlessly with my existing Mode C transponder."

FreeFlight Systems' RANGR series consists of fully-featured, TSO certified ADS-B solutions that automatically synchronize with legacy transponders without the need for additional pilot interaction, and as the RANGR operates on the 978 MHz datalink, the systems support anonymous mode for privacy. All RANGR systems go through rigorous environmental and functional checks, resulting in a mature and robust product. Every RANGR system is backed by FreeFlight Systems' standard five-year warranty, supporting customers beyond the FAA's January 1, 2020 ADS-B mandate.

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 receives Part 23 AML STC expansion for RANGR ADS­-B systems

July 19 2016 - WACO, Texas - NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that it has received an Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) expansion for its RANGR line of ADS-B systems for Part 23 aircraft. This expansion adds pressurized and composite aircraft to the Company's existing AML, bringing the total number of covered aircraft to 780-plus general aviation aircraft makes and models.

"We are pleased to expand our capabilities to make installation easier for our customers," said FreeFlight Systems' Director of Sales and Marketing Pete Ring. "Our expanded AML allows for a quicker turn time with the installation process for a wider variety of aircraft."

FreeFlight Systems' RANGR series consists of fully-featured, TSO certified ADS-B solutions that automatically synchronize with legacy transponders without the need for additional pilot interaction, and as the RANGR operates on the 978 MHz datalink, the systems support anonymous mode for privacy. All RANGR systems go through rigorous environmental and functional checks, resulting in a mature and robust product. Every RANGR system is backed by FreeFlight Systems' standard five-year warranty, supporting customers beyond the FAA's January 1, 2020 ADS-B mandate.

Additionally, customers who purchase a qualifying RANGR ADS-B system will receive a five-hundred dollar rebate as a part of FreeFlight Systems' Bridge Rebate Program. This program offers customers cost savings today, allowing them to take full advantage of ADS-B benefits immediately, instead of waiting for the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) ADS-B Rebate Program. Full program details are available at Equipit2020.com/rebate.

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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