Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics systems, displays, and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced they have partnered with FreeFlight Systems (FFS) of Irving, TX, who will be providing their FFS RANGR products for Avidyne customers where demand for ADS-B IN functionality exists. Avidyne will offer a bundled FFS RANGR ADS-B IN receiver with their IFDs and ADS-B OUT-capable Mode S Transponders.
“With the transition to this FreeFlight partnership, we are pleased to be offering uninterrupted delivery of an ADS-B IN solution as part of our successful IFD/ADS-B bundle, in lieu of the legacy SkyTrax100,” said Mitch Biggs, Avidyne’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Our IFD550/540/440 product line provides beautiful display and overlay on the moving map of FIS-B weather and ADS-B traffic from the RANGR, and the IFDs are also the approved GPS position source. ”
“Our SkyTrax100 product, which was supplied to Avidyne by NavWorx. As has been well publicized, NavWorx found themselves in a position of non-compliance on their ADS-B OUT product and for financial reasons has closed the company,” said Ed Paulsen, Avidyne’s Vice President of New Business Development. “The SkyTrax 100 product is ‘ADS-B IN Only’ and was unaffected by the compliance issues, and Avidyne was able to procure a significant number of the SkyTrax100 units before NavWorx closed their doors. However, the increasing demand of our IFD products has now consumed the SkyTrax100 inventory. Avidyne will continue to provide repair services for SkyTrax 100 units under the factory warranty.”
Pricing and Availability
With Avidyne’s ADS-B / IFD promotions, customers will still get an ADS-B IN product and the UAT IN functionality is unchanged at $2,499. However, going forward the RANGR FDL-978-RX ADS-B IN product will be shipped and supported directly by FreeFlight Systems.
Avidyne IFD customers can purchase a SkyTrax AXP340 or AXP322 Mode S Transponder with ADS-B OUT and a RANGR FDL-978-RX for ADS-B IN for a bundled price of $4,499.