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WEBSITE: www.freeflightsystems.com
FACILITIES: 35,000 square feet in two Texas
locations, with executive and engineering offices
in Irving and manufacturing and repair in Waco.

WHAT THEY DO: FreeFlight Systems designs
and manufactures avionics, including
ADS-B, radar altimeters, WAAS and GPS
sensors, and flight management systems.

EMPLOYEES: 53
FOUNDED: 2001
AEA MEMBER SINCE: 2001

FreeFlight recently received TSO certification
on its RANGR-RX ADS-B receiver.

access	transceiver	ADS-B	system.	The	company	added	
the	current	management	team	and	investors	in	2008.	
It	operates	two	Texas	locations	with	executive	and	
engineering	offices	in	Irving,	and	manufacturing	and	
repair	handled	in	Waco.
"We've	focused	on	the	technical	and	practical	aspects	
of	ADS-B	for	10-plus	years,"	Power	said.	"That	drives	
our	comprehensive	approach	to	making	it	a	reality,	
including	designing	affordable	and	backwards-compatible	
avionics,	thinking	a	lot	about	straightforward,	consistent	
low-risk	installations,	supporting	the	rollout	of	the	
infrastructure	-	including	our	UAT	for	ground	vehicles,	
ADS-B	Ramp	Tester	and	other	systems	coming	soon	-	
and	our	software	apps."
This	year,	FreeFlight	has	received	numerous	ADS-B	
and	radar	altimeter	certifications,	including	the	recently	
TSO'd	RANGR-RX	ADS-B	receiver.	

"The	fact	that	our	products	are	available	as	integrated	
systems	and	as	modular	units	that	add	specific	capabilities	
to	existing	avionics	enables	us	to	offer	a	wide	range	of	
practical,	certified	and	certifiable	solutions	versus	just	
boxes,"	Power	said.
Leading to growth
The	global	rollout	of	ADS-B	has	been	the	largest	driver	
of	growth	for	FreeFlight	Systems.
"We've	been	growing	nearly	20	percent	each	year	since	
2010	and	have	more	than	doubled	our	sales	in	that	time,"	
said	Power,	who	credits	experience	and	innovation	for	the	
company's	success.
"We	have	an	interesting	combination	of	deep	expertise	
-	we	still	service	systems	installed	about	40	years	ago	-	
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Avionics News October 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News October 2014

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View from Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
The King is Back
Member Profile
Digital redundancy and plug-and-play capabilities
What’s Working?
Aviation Aces
Deterring avionics theft takes effort, money
Member Profile
Meet the AEA board of directors
Stay connected to the cloud, while flying in the clouds
Smartphone connectivity goes airborne
Business Basics
Marketing Report Card
AEAviators
Touchy-Feely Avionics
What’s New
Marketplace Classifieds
Avionics News October 2014 - Intro
Avionics News October 2014 - Cover1
Avionics News October 2014 - Cover2
Avionics News October 2014 - 1
Avionics News October 2014 - 2
Avionics News October 2014 - 3
Avionics News October 2014 - Point of Communication
Avionics News October 2014 - 5
Avionics News October 2014 - AEA Now
Avionics News October 2014 - 7
Avionics News October 2014 - 8
Avionics News October 2014 - 9
Avionics News October 2014 - 10
Avionics News October 2014 - 11
Avionics News October 2014 - 12
Avionics News October 2014 - 13
Avionics News October 2014 - The View from Washington
Avionics News October 2014 - 15
Avionics News October 2014 - International News and Regulatory Updates
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Avionics News October 2014 - 18
Avionics News October 2014 - 19
Avionics News October 2014 - The King is Back
Avionics News October 2014 - 21
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Avionics News October 2014 - 23
Avionics News October 2014 - Member Profile
Avionics News October 2014 - 25
Avionics News October 2014 - 26
Avionics News October 2014 - 27
Avionics News October 2014 - Digital redundancy and plug-and-play capabilities
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Avionics News October 2014 - What’s Working?
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Avionics News October 2014 - 37
Avionics News October 2014 - Aviation Aces
Avionics News October 2014 - 39
Avionics News October 2014 - Deterring avionics theft takes effort, money
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Avionics News October 2014 - 43
Avionics News October 2014 - Member Profile
Avionics News October 2014 - 45
Avionics News October 2014 - 46
Avionics News October 2014 - 47
Avionics News October 2014 - Meet the AEA board of directors
Avionics News October 2014 - 49
Avionics News October 2014 - 50
Avionics News October 2014 - 51
Avionics News October 2014 - Stay connected to the cloud, while flying in the clouds
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Avionics News October 2014 - 55
Avionics News October 2014 - Smartphone connectivity goes airborne
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Avionics News October 2014 - 61
Avionics News October 2014 - Business Basics
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Avionics News October 2014 - Marketing Report Card
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Avionics News October 2014 - AEAviators
Avionics News October 2014 - 73
Avionics News October 2014 - Touchy-Feely Avionics
Avionics News October 2014 - 75
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Avionics News October 2014 - What’s New
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Avionics News October 2014 - Marketplace Classifieds
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Avionics News October 2014 - Cover4
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