Tue, Dec 11, 2012
Upgradeability Gives Pilots Access to Subscription-Free Cockpit Weather Now And Full ADS-B Weather & Traffic Data When ADS-B Out Equipped
FreeFlight Systems announced Monday the immediate availability of its XPLORER receiver, an affordable, high--performance datalink weather receiver with upgradability to full ADS--B In weather and traffic data capabilities when installed with a certified ADS--B Out transmitter. Based on FreeFlight Systems’ certified RANGR family of 978MHz ADS--B systems, XPLORER receives the full ADS--B Flight Information Service Broadcast (FIS--B) that includes graphical weather.
XPLORER connects wirelessly to any suitable display including the iPad running FreeFlight Systems’ free app and other supported software including WingX Pro. The XPLORER system is permanently installed and includes an externally mounted ADS--B antenna for unimpeded reception of broadcast data. The FreeFlight Systems XPLORER solution also is priced less than glareshield-- or windscreen--mounted datalink weather receivers that offer no upgrade path. The XPLORER solution can be integrated with a certified ADS--B Out transmitter as required in advance of the December 2019 equipage deadline.
With a certified transmitter installed, the XPLORER system becomes a full--featured FIS--B receiver that enables display of weather and accurate traffic data. Other weather receivers installed without a certified ADS--B Out transmitter allow the display of incomplete and potentially hazardous traffic information.
“With the ADS--B deadline and an installation capacity crunch both looming, it's important for aircraft owners to purchase avionics that add value now while bringing them closer to full NextGen compliance,” said Tim Taylor, CEO of FreeFlight Systems. “Our affordable XPLORER system is priced less than other weather receivers, adds subscription--free in--flight weather now and access to safe and accurate traffic data when installed with a certified ADS--B Out transmitter.”
Also: Aerosim Scholarship, Santa Monica Nonsense, Marine One, UAV Developer Kit, FAA Penalty, F-35 Weapons Test, Coastal Helicopters The Cessna Citation Longitude moves closer to i>[...]
Aerobatics Legend, Mikhail Mamistov, Takes Record Fifth FAI European Aerobatic Championship The World Air Sports Federation (FAI) European Aerobatic Championship (EAC) competition >[...]
"We, as an industry, can do better... and while its not an infraction on the scale of those we've documented recently with Icon and other bad actors, it apparently created enough d>[...]
Recent E-Mailing Suggests One Product... But Is Actually Something Else Altogether ANN has made much of the fact that we, as a community, need to be able to depend on one another a>[...]
Accidents in Oregon and China Take Pilot's Lives It's been a lousy weekend to be an aviation journalist as we document the tragic loss of two well-known pilots in two separate airs>[...]