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FreeFlight Systems and Becker Avionics accepting orders for integrated ADS-B solutions for business and commercial aircraft

October 10, 2017 - IRVING, Texas - NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems and digital avionics leader Becker Avionics have partnered to offer a complete ADS-B Solution for business and commercial class aircraft. By combining the strength and integrity of the Becker Avionics BXT65XX series of Mode S transponders with FreeFlight Systems 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor and RANGR-RX ADS-B Receiver, these remote-mounted solutions will provide turboprop and turbojet business aircraft a complete and cost effective way to equip with ADS-B In and Out for the upcoming January 1, 2020 mandate.

"With just over two years remaining to meet the ADS-B Rule, there is a lack of cost-effective, high-quality options for the business aircraft market," said Pete Ring, FreeFlight Systems' Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Through our partnership with Becker Avionics, aircraft operators can now purchase a cost-effective option to equip their aircraft without the need to completely overhaul their panel and avionics systems. This is an ideal solution for many of our customers where a non-disruptive remote mounted option is preferred."

"For more than six decades, Becker has been supplying highly compact, robust, and durable avionics tailored to our customers' requirements, providing an optimized solution and a very good value proposition for operators of business, commercial, and mission aircraft seeking compliance with the 2020 ADS-B rule," said Thomas Terschlusen, Becker Avionics' Commercial Director. "We are pleased to team with FreeFlight Systems to offer a complete solution for these operators, including transponder, GNSS source, and ADS-B In receiver certified as a complete package."

The 1203C SBAS/GNSS meets TSO-C145c as the dedicated position source required for ADS-B and the BXT65XX series of transponders meets the ESTO-C112d and TSO-C166b for ADS-B OUT compliance. The complete system meets the requirements of AC20-165B for ADS-B rule compliance. The diversity-capable system is suitable for installation on TCAS I and TCAS II equipped aircraft. A non-diversity option is also available. The system is compatible with a variety of common control heads and can be installed in either single or dual configurations.

About Becker Avionics

Becker is a leader in digital avionics technology. Becker Avionics is a privately held high-tech company that develops, manufactures and distributes the latest communications, navigation, surveillance and search & rescue equipment for airborne and ground operations. Becker Avionics has long standing history of over 60 years in providing equipment to general and corporate aviation, air traffic Control, law enforcement and military organizations around the world. In order to support international market requirements, Becker has established branches around the world. For more information, visit www.becker-avionics.com.

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. For more information, visit www.freeflightsystems.com.

FreeFlight Systems offers RANGR ADS-B lease program during EAA AirVenture


July 24 IRVING, Texas - NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that the Company is offering pilots the opportunity to lease a RANGR ADS-B system during the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture Fly-In and Convention July 24 - 30 in Oshkosh, WI. This cost-effective, flexible lease program allows U.S. aircraft owners to meet the requirements of the 2020 ADS-B mandate with zero up-front investment and an affordable monthly payment.

Pilots have the option to lease a RANGR Lite system, available in two configurations; an ADS-B Out (only) system, the FDL-978-TXL leased at $99.99 a month, and an ADS-B In/Out system, the FDL-978-XVRL leased at $149.99 a month. No initial deposit is required. Lease price includes everything needed for system installation: full install kit with antennas, control head, and WiFi module when applicable. Lease agreements require a minimum three-year term, with the options to renew, purchase, or return the unit upon term completion.

"Our lease program is an innovative way to offer our certified ADS-B products to pilots who are searching for a high-quality solution," said Pete Ring, FreeFlight Systems' Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "It allows U.S. aircraft owners to equip with high-performance, proven ADS-B systems without having to pay for the entire upgrade up front."

Approved for installation in over 700 light general aviation (GA) aircraft, RANGR Lite systems are manufactured to meet the stringent quality standards required for ADS-B compliance, resulting in a mature and robust product. RANGR systems 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.

The cost-savings continue as customers who lease a RANGR Lite system qualify for the Federal Aviation Administration's five-hundred dollar ADS-B rebate program ending this September.

For more information and to lease a RANGR ADS-B system, pilots can visit FreeFlight Systems in Hangar D, booth 4112 & 4113.

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 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.

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 RA4000 and RA4500 Radar Altimeter selected by National Flight Services Services for Mobile Installation Program

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. 

FreeFlight Systems and CMD Flight Solutions Achieve EASA Validation for ADS-B Out AML STC

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