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December 20, 2019 – IRVING, Texas – NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that the company’s new RAD-45 radar altimeter display is now shipping and available for installation. The RAD-45 provides critical inflight information to the pilot which is especially important when there are no visual cues to the landscape surrounding the airport or the flight path. The system has a similar panel-mount design as the company’s first-generation RAD-40 display, but in a more compact package; the RAD-45 unit is half as deep as the RAD-40. This new display provides more powerful inflight capabilities, is easy to install, and is compatible with the complete line of FreeFlight Systems’ Radar Altimeters: the RA-4000, RA-4500, and FRA-6500.

FreeFlight Systems’ new RAD-45 radar altimeter display

AGL and trend indication information are displayed on a bright LED read-out as reported from the Radar Altimeter unit through a standard serial interface. A built-in light sensor auto-adjusts for a seamless transition from day to night flight. The pilot is able to set a decision height (DH), and when the preset altitude is reached, a DH LED is illuminated and a DH discrete output is set. The pilot is also able to activate five trip-point discrete outputs (100-1000 ft.) to signal additional alerts to the navigation management system as the aircraft descends through these altitudes. The RAD-45 comes standard with built-in audio tone alerts; no separate tone generator required. In addition to the standard version, an optional night vision goggle (NVG) compatible display is available.

This new radar altimeter display exceeds new trend indicator readout regulations required by EASA for helicopter operations. The system also meets all current FAA regulations, providing enhanced inflight safety benefits for pilots both in the United States and abroad.

For more information about the RAD-45 radar altimeter display, please contact sales@freeflightsystems.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.

FreeFlight Systems Media Contact
Melanie Mann
Communications & Marketing Manager
+1 469.360.1867 mobile
mmann@freeflightsystems.com
Follow us on Facebook: /freeflightsystems
Follow us on Twitter: @freeflightsys

December 20, 2019 – IRVING, Texas – NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that the company’s new RAD-45 radar altimeter display is now shipping and available for installation. The RAD-45 provides critical inflight information to the pilot which is especially important when there are no visual cues to the landscape surrounding the airport or the flight path. The system has a similar panel-mount design as the company’s first-generation RAD-40 display, but in a more compact package; the RAD-45 unit is half as deep as the RAD-40. This new display provides more powerful inflight capabilities, is easy to install, and is compatible with the complete line of FreeFlight Systems’ Radar Altimeters: the RA-4000, RA-4500, and FRA-6500.

AGL and trend indication information are displayed on a bright LED read-out as reported from the Radar Altimeter unit through a standard serial interface. A built-in light sensor auto-adjusts for a seamless transition from day to night flight. The pilot is able to set a decision height (DH), and when the preset altitude is reached, a DH LED is illuminated and a DH discrete output is set. The pilot is also able to activate five trip-point discrete outputs (100-1000 ft.) to signal additional alerts to the navigation management system as the aircraft descends through these altitudes. The RAD-45 comes standard with built-in audio tone alerts; no separate tone generator required. In addition to the standard version, an optional night vision goggle (NVG) compatible display is available.

This new radar altimeter display exceeds new trend indicator readout regulations required by EASA for helicopter operations. The system also meets all current FAA regulations, providing enhanced inflight safety benefits for pilots both in the United States and abroad.

For more information about the RAD-45 radar altimeter display, please contact sales@freeflightsystems.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.

FreeFlight Systems Media Contact
Melanie Mann
Communications & Marketing Manager
+1 469.360.1867 mobile
mmann@freeflightsystems.com
Follow us on Facebook: /freeflightsystems
Follow us on Twitter: @freeflightsys

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