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FreeFlight Systems Appoints New Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Shane LaPlante


LAS VEGAS, NV, OCTOBER 12, 2021 – FreeFlight Systems, a NextGen aviation leader specializing in avionics design, development, and manufacturing, today announced the appointment of Shane LaPlante as the newest member of their executive management team. In his new role as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mr. LaPlante will lead the next stage of growth and development for the organization while being responsible for business development, sales strategy implementation, and sustainment across the rapidly growing organization.

LaPlante is a growth-oriented leader who focuses on providing customer solutions through product and services innovation and has in-depth technical knowledge as well as skills in developing growth-oriented strategies, aftermarket sales and logistics, and much more.

“Not only is Mr. LaPlante an established aviation professional but his experience with our product portfolio is what caught our attention,” says Anthony Rios, President, FreeFlight Systems. “We look forward to his strong technical background along with his business acumen to propel FreeFlight Systems forward into the next phase of its growth.”

Mr. LaPlante’s has spent over 30 years in aviation working at industry-shaping organizations like Lockheed Martin, McDonnell Douglas, Honeywell, and L3 Harris Technologies. In his role prior to joining FreeFlight Systems as the Vice President Aftermarket Sales and Marketing for L3 Harris Technologies, Mr. LaPlante managed the sector aftermarket sales organization and integration of the sales and marketing team of a company acquisition to provide Flight Data Management (FDM) solutions.

LaPlante holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University and a Master’s in Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.

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About FreeFlight Systems

As NextGen aviation leader, FreeFlight Systems designs and manufactures high-performance avionics for flight safety. These solutions deliver substantial safety and unmatched reliability that is critical for modern flight operations. Founded in 2001 and based in Texas, the company pioneered the first certified aviation WAAS/GSP receiver and their first rule-compliant UAT ADS-B system. FreeFlight Systems is now a global aerospace leader, specializing in SBAS/GNSS sensors, radar altimeters, flight management systems, and other NextGen aerospace avionics. For more information, visit

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