This compatibility increases equipage flexibility, as well as provide cost savings for aircraft equipped with 430W/530W navigators.
FreeFlight’s certified Blue Box transceiver system, the FDL-978-XVR, is available for purchase without an internal GPS, allowing aircraft owners to utilize their existing GPS source for ADS-B compliance.
Customers will have the ability to display ADS-B traffic to their 430W/530W navigator for increased situational awareness, according to company officials.
When paired with a GNS 430W/530W navigator, the FDL-978-XVR provides full ADS-B capability, officials noted. The system will be fully ADS-B compliant, with the added benefit of subscription-free weather and traffic information.
The FDL-978-XVR without an internal GPS is priced at $3,495, which includes antennas, installation kits and WiFi module to display weather and traffic to a compatible tablet device, and is immediately available for shipping.