Monday, June 25, 2012
FreeFlight Obtains ADS-B Approval with Chevron AW139s
NextGen avionics provider, FreeFlight Systems has received an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) to incorporate a rule-compliant automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) system into the AgustaWestland AW139. Free Flight's RANGR FDL-978TX ADS-B Out was developed specifically for Gulf of Mexico helicopter operators using Chevron's fleet of AW139s for the FAA testing and certification process. FreeFlight’s ADS-B increases the tracking range for air traffic controllers monitoring offshore helicopters operating in the Gulf.
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