FreeFlight Systems has obtained an ADS-B AML STC for Part 27 rotorcraft, the company said in a press release. FreeFlight's RANGR series offers a range of fully featured, TSO certified ADS-B solutions. The company selected Peregrine to perform engineering services.
The FreeFlight Systems RANGR ADS-B product line was designed to accommodate helicopter operations. FreeFlight Systems was the first company to receive a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a rule-compliant 978 MHz ADS-B system for both Part 27 and Part 29 rotorcraft; this experience was key in developing the common installation methods that are central to the award of this AML STC.
The AML STC allows for the installation of RANGR ADS-B avionics into a wide variety of rotorcraft, including Airbus Helicopters AS350s, Bell 206s and Robinson R22s, among others.