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FreeFlight's Equip-It 2020
program features its
RANGR Lite product line

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and when to equip.
Recognizing that
ADS-B cost issues
are hampering installations, FreeFlight Systems
announced its Equip-It 2020 program, an
effort to provide ADS-B equipment that breaks the $ 2,000
barrier for a basic but complete system.
FreeFlight's Equip-It 2020 program features its RANGR
Lite product line in two configurations: an ADS-B Out-only
system, the FDL-978-TXL, and an ADS-B In/Out system, the
FDL-978-XVRL. The company said it is committed to building 10,000 of these systems in an effort to reduce costs to
the general aviation community and is offering them through
participating dealers. According to FreeFlight, both systems
come complete with built-in WAAS GPS and include ADS-B
and GPS antennas, an install kit, plus a control head and/
or Wi-Fi module if needed. The bare-bones FDL-978-TXL is
list-priced at $ 1,995, while the high-end FDL-978-XVRL retails
for $ 3,695.
Both are based on FreeFlight's RANGR Blue Box product line, with some reduced feature sets. For example, the
RANGR Lite systems are not diversity-capable and the
ADS-B In/Out FDL-978-XVRL is able to display free FIS-B
weather and TIS-B traffic only with FreeFlight's Wi-Fi module
and only on a portable device.
FreeFlight Systems also introduced its FRA-5500 radar
altimeter, a Level B-capable system designed to meet
requirements for Part 29 rotorcraft, plus the FTX-200/250
all-in-one ADS-B solution for Part 25 transport-category
airplanes.
To learn more, visit freeflightsystems.com.

get out of ADS-B, pilots can depend on a Garmin
Vantage ADS-B solution to exceed their needs and
keep them flying," said Carl Wolf, Garmin's vice
president of aviation sales and marketing in a release
announcing the move.
According to the company, thousands of its customers have an easy upgrade path to meet ADS-B airspace
requirements. For example, owners with a GTX 330 or GTX
33 Mode S transponder and a WAAS GPS position source
can add an extended squitter upgrade for $ 1,200, plus installation costs. Other solutions include the company's GDL
84 and GDL 88 datalink boxes, which interface with a wide
range of general aviation transponders and receive on both
approved ADS-B frequencies, while the GDL 84H and GDL
88H meet the needs of U.S. helicopter operators. Garmin
Vantage ADS-B solutions also are available for experimental
amateur-built and light sport aircraft via the noncertified G3X
and G3X Touch systems and the remote-mounted GTX 23
ES transponder.
In addition to linking together its various ADS-B solutions
under the Garmin Vantage product line, Garmin revamped
its online presence at ads-b.garmin.com. Using a series of
graphics, videos and an interactive installation planner, the
updated site helps guide pilots to a Garmin Vantage solution tailored to their individual aircraft and operations. The
company also plans a series of online ADS-B webinars for
customers, discussing the technicalities surrounding ADS-B
and common questions, plus highlighting the safety benefits
of ADS-B equipage.
To learn more, visit garmin.com.

Gogo Business Aviation

Passengers have come to expect Internet connectivity
wherever they go, and the back of a business aircraft is no
longer an exception. Gogo Business Aviation, rebranded last
year from Aircell, is meeting
that demand
by providing
monthly voice
and data airtime
for Gogo Biz,
SwiftBroadband
and Iridium
customers. The
company also
added two new
hardware solutions to
Gogo Business Aviation's ATG
1000 equipment package
its lineup as well as three new
service plans.
The company's new ATG 8000 is designed for large business aircraft in corporate shuttle configurations and incorpo-

Garmin International

Photo courtesy of Business Wire

Garmin International's diverse array of ADS-B solutions
for experimental, general aviation, helicopter, business
and transport category aircraft has been combined into the
company's Garmin Vantage product line, the company told
attendees at the AEA Convention. " Regardless of what type
of aircraft you fly, where you fly or what you're looking to

Cirrus panel displaying the versatility of a Garmin Vantage ADS-B solution

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