FreeFlight Receives TSO for RANGR ADS-B Receiver

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FreeFlight Systems announced today at AirVenture that the FAA has granted Technical Service Order (TSO) approval to the company’s RANGR FDL- 978-RX ADS-B receiver with optional built-in WAAS GPS. The system provides what FreeFlight described as an affordable and flexible way to add ADS-B In traffic and weather capabilities to aircraft with certified 1090ES or UAT ADS-B Out transmitters. The RANGR FDL-978-RX receives ADS-B Flight Information Service Broadcast (FIS-B) data services including graphical weather. It also receives ADS-B Traffic Information Service-Broadcast (TIS-B) data when integrated with a certified ADS-B Out transmitter, and “sees” other traffic directly when within line-of-sight of other ADS-B Out-equipped aircraft. The system is permanently installed and includes an externally mounted ADS-B antenna for unimpeded reception of broadcast data.

An optional wifi module connects the FDL-978-RX to portable devices such as iPads and Androids for integration with popular third-party ADS-B apps and FreeFlight Systems free ADS-B In app. The RANGR FDL-978-RX’s optional WAAS GPS sensor provides aircraft position, velocity and other information to an ADS-B Out transmitter. The WAAS GPS is certified to TSO-C145c and is approved as a high-integrity position source for ADS-B and for terrain awareness and other safety systems. List price for the RANGR FDL-978-RX without the integrated WAAS GPS is $1,495 and $3,295 with the integrated WAAS GPS. FreeFlight also announced a limited time offer "Complete Solution" for ADS-B for $3,995.