WACO, Texas, 28 July 2010. FreeFlight Systems in Waco, Texas, is introducing the RANGR 978 MHz automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast -- better known as ADS-B -- equipment that include ADS-B transmitters, transmitters with Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) global positioning system (GPS), transceivers, and transceivers with WAAS GPS.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires a high-integrity position source and a radio able to send specific information from that position source to air traffic control to comply with ADS-B guidelines. One way to do this is to pair a TSO-C145/C146 WAAS GPS with an ADS-B-approved transmitter. In addition, 978 MHz compliance requires a small control head for entering transponder squawk codes.
The RANGR family offers certified GPS and 978 MHz transmitter all-in-one or separate avionics equipment to interface with current systems in the aircraft.
The FreeFlight Systems TSO RANGR is designed for certified aircraft and includes a transmitter, transmitter with GPS, transceiver, and transceiver with GPS. All will meet the final FAA requirements for ADS-B including certification to TSO-C154c for the 978 MHz transmitter and certification to TSO-C145 for the GPS.
The FreeFlight Systems non-TSO RANGR-E family is designed for experimental aircraft and includes a transmitter, transmitter with GPS, transceiver and transceiver with GPS. All are designed and tested to meet the final requirements for ADS-B including TSO-C154c for the 978 MHz transmitter and TSO-C145 for the GPS, but will not actually hold a TSO.
For more information contact FreeFlight Systems online at www.freeflightsystems.com.