FreeFlight Systems announces Avail Performance Package ADS-B Twin Turboprop SolutionPosted by KingAirNation — Friday, May 11, 2018
NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced recently that is has launched the Avail Performance Package that provides a cost-effective and complete ADS-B solution for King Air and twin turboprop aircraft.
Included in the Avail package is dual 1090 Mode S/ES transponders, a RANGR-RX/G 978 ADS-B receiver with an internal WAAS/GPS, integrated WiFi, and a single control head. These remote-mounted solutions will provide twin turboprop aircraft a modular, all-in-one solution to equip with ADS-B In and Out for the upcoming January 1, 2020 mandate.
FreeFlight says the FDL-1090-TX is one of the smallest Mode S/ES transponders available today – the unit can be mounted anywhere within the pressure vessel. The control head’s intuitive user interface features positive control knobs and push buttons for squawk codes designation, IDENT and VFR operations on the sunlight-readable, backlit LED display, and fits in a standard two-and-a-quarter inch instrument mounting.
The TSO-certified RANGR-RX/G serves as the compliant position source required for ADS-B and also 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 a multitude of preferred MFDs, mobile EFBs, and tablet devices for viewing traffic and weather while inflight.
“With just over two years remaining to meet the ADS-B Rule, there is a lack of cost-effective, high-quality options for twin turboprop aircraft,” said Pete Ring, FreeFlight Systems’ Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This is an ideal solution for many of our clients where a non-disruptive, remote-mounted option is preferred.”
The AML STC for the Avail program is scheduled for release in late summer 2018, and will include most common twin turboprop aircraft.
More information concerning the Avail Performance Package can be found online at freeflightsystems.com.
(Press release by FreeFlight Systems)