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FreeFlight earns STC for Datalink


January 19, 2021
Wings Staff

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FreeFlight’s AML-STC for its Datalink ADS-B Solution covers more than 400 FAA Part 23 aircraft airframes. (Photo: FreeFlight Systems)

FreeFlight Systems earned Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) approval for its Datalink ADS-B Solution, covering over 400 FAA Part 23 aircraft airframes for OEMs including Beechcraft, Cessna, Cirrus, Piper and more.

The Datalink ADS-B system, available in both receiver and transceiver options, has received five certifications for ADS-B; transmission on the 978 UAT frequency, receiving flight information broadcast services (FIS-B), receiving and processing aircraft surveillance application systems, receiving traffic information systems broadcasting (TIS-B) and global positioning systems. The unit interfaces with Traffic Alert System (TAS) and Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), and supports Ethernet, RS-232, and ARINC 429 data interfaces.

FreeFlight explains the solution is designed to interface with a range of aircraft avionics and tablet applications, and also provides a flexible option for upgrading technologies and displays. FreeFlight’s latest ADS-B device adds to its extensive list of avionic systems and technologies.

“This is exciting news for our customers,” mentioned Ashley Ring, VP Sales and Marketing of FreeFlight Systems. “Many of our customers already flying with our RANGR series can upgrade to the new Datalink ADS-B transceiver to improve their situational awareness.”

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For customers utilizing the RANGR series, FreeFlight Systems is currently offering a $2,500 trade-in to upgrade to the new Datalink Transceiver.