Users of the popular ForeFlight Mobile navigation app for Apple devices can now connect wirelessly (via Wi-Fi)to L-3’s Lynx panel-mountedNGT-9000 (shown above) and remote-mounted NGT-2500 series ADS-B systems.
The recently announced capability enables both ADS-B traffic and weather data to wirelessly stream from the L-3 ADS-B receivers and into the ForeFlight app’s Maps view. You need to have ForeFlight Mobile version 7.7.2. for the interface to work, in addition to the L-3 wireless ADS-B module.
The new interface shouldn’t come as a surprise to a market that has seen growing third-party compatibility between ForeFlight and various certified ADS-B and GPS navigator systems. That list includes systems from Avidyne, Garmin, FreeFlight and also Appareo—which recently announced FAA certification of its Stratus ESG ADS-B transponder.
Starting at $5490, the L-3 NGT-9000 is a multifunction system with an integral 1090ES ADS-B transponder, plus a dual-band ADS-B receiver. It also has a color touchscreen and is available in a variety of models, including ones with antenna diversity and integral TAS traffic capability. The NGT-2500 series are 978 UAT systems, available in both ADS-B Out and In versions. As part of its NGT-2000 Price Match program, L-3 says it will match the lowest price of ADS-B Out systems from competing brands.