FreeFlight Systems GPS Sensor Chosen for ADS-B Testing

March 16, 2010

FAA uses the 1203's WAAS GPS capability to verify Alaskan ADS-B coverage is working correctly.

WACO, TX, /PRNewswire/ -- FreeFlight Systems, a global provider of high quality critical avionics, announced their 1203 WAAS GPS receiver has been selected by the FAA as part of the official ADS-B testing in Alaska. It will be joining its sister product, the 1201 WAAS GPS receiver, which has been successfully used in Alaska since 2003 as part of the FAA Capstone Program.

The FreeFlight Systems 1203 is a lightweight, robust, remote-mount WAAS GPS receiver certified to TSO-C145 requirements. The system provides position, velocity, and time and is ideal for LNAV WAAS applications such as ADS-B.

Notable features include fault detection and exclusion for navigational integrity and a twelve-channel receiver designed to be less susceptible to comm radio interference and jamming.

"We are extremely honored to be selected by the FAA as a GNSS supplier for this critical application," said Tim Taylor, FreeFlight Systems President. "We are a huge supporter of ADS-B technology, and are committed to providing the most cost-effective ADS-B systems in support of the future of airspace management."

"We are very pleased that the installation and integration of these systems was accomplished with very little fuss," adds Jamie Luster, FreeFlight Systems Director, Sales and Marketing. "We design our systems to be simple to install and operate."

The 1203 remote mount WAAS GPS with ARINC 429 capability is available off the shelf and is compatible with most transponders. FreeFlight Systems also offers the 1201 with RS-232 interface capability.

About FreeFlight Systems
Founded in 2001 through the acquisition of Trimble Navigation's Avionics Products Division, FreeFlight Systems is an international supplier of professional-grade avionics systems for commercial and military aircraft. With a focus on safety, simplicity, and reliability, FreeFlight Systems offers a broad array of GPS navigation systems, GNSS/SBAS sensors, radar altimeters, and ADS-B components and systems worldwide. Based in Waco, TX, FreeFlight Systems was the first company to certify an airborne Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) receiver.

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