NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that the Company will provide their certified RANGR ADS-B receivers to Avidyne customers. Avidyne will bundle an IFD system and a ADS-B Out-capable Mode S transponder with FreeFlight Systems RANGR-RX ADS-B receiver to offer a complete ADS-B solution. By combining the strength and reliability of the Avidyne series of Mode S transponders with FreeFlight Systems RANGR-RX ADS-B receiver, this avionics package will provide general aviation aircraft a complete and cost-effective way to equip with ADS-B In and Out for the upcoming January 1, 2020 mandate.
The TSO-certified RANGR-RX provides pilots with critical ADS-B Flight Information Services Broadcast (FIS-B) and Traffic Information Services Broadcast (TIS-B) data, both modernizing the aircraft cockpit and drastically improving situational awareness. The RANGR-RX offers clients an installed solution that provides inflight ADS-B In information to multitude of preferred mobile EFB applications and installed multi-function displays like Avidyne’s IFD550/540/440 product line.
“Through our partnership with Avidyne, aircraft operators can now purchase a comprehensive package that provides enhanced situational awareness through the available ADS-B services,” said Pete Ring, FreeFlight Systems’ Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This is an ideal solution for many of general aviation clients who want to fly with the additional benefits that ADS-B In brings to the cockpit.”
IFD clients can purchase an AXP340 or AXP322 Mode S transponder with ADS-B Out and a RANGR-RX for ADS-B In at a bundled rate directly from Avidyne. The RANGR-RX ADS-B In product will be shipped and supported directly by FreeFlight Systems.
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 Avidyne Corporation
Avidyne’s continuing leadership in innovation and product design make flying safer, more accessible and more enjoyable for pilots and their passengers. The company offers a full line of panel-mounted avionics including their IFD-Series FMS/ GPS/ NAV/ COMs, AMX240 audio panel, and DFC90 digital flight control systems. With a complete range of SkyTrax ADS-B solutions, including the SkyTrax AXP322 and AXP340 Mode S Transponders with ADS-B Out, the SkyTrax and TAS-A with ADS-B In, Avidyne provides complete support for the worldwide NextGen ATC surveillance upgrade. Headquartered in Melbourne, FL, the company has additional facilities in Westerville, OH, and Concord, MA.