FreeFlight Systems has introduced the FTX-200 1090ES Transponder with integrated GPS system for business aircraft.
The TCAS I-compatible system is a cost-effective alternative to expensive avionics upgrades for NextGen ADS-B Out compliance, according to officials with the Waco, Texas-based company.
The FTX-200 is designed for business jet operators who do not require diversity mode but need an easily installed ADS-B compliance solution using their existing avionics systems, FreeFlight officials noted.
The system includes an approved ADS-B transponder and an integrated 15-channel WAAS GPS/SBAS sensor as the rule-compliant high-integrity position source. It also enables integration with TCAS I systems.
The FTX-200 is based on FreeFlight Systems’ experience in avionics for all segments of aviation including GA, commercial and military airplanes and helicopters. The company pioneered the first certified aviation WAAS GPS receiver and the first rule-compliant UAT ADS-B system for both fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft.
The FTX-200 is among a family of cost-effective ADS-B solutions from FreeFlight Systems that give business jet owners flexibility for meeting NextGen equipage requirements worldwide.
“The FTX-200 presents bizjet owners with a straightforward path to equip for ADS-B without the need for expensive hardware upgrades that may be hard to justify depending on the aircraft,” said Tim Taylor, CEO of FreeFlight Systems. “It is a sensible and practical approach that lets Part 25 owners keep good aircraft in compliance with NextGen requirements and adds capability to existing systems.”