[Avionics Today 03-07-2016] FreeFlight Systems has obtained an Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate for a series of Airbus, Bell and Robinson Part 27 helicopters. Peregrine provided the engineering services required to obtain the AML STC, FreeFlight Systems said.
FreeFlight Systems' RANGR ADS-B box. Photo: FreeFlight Systems.
The AML STC allows for the installation of FreeFlight System's RANGR ADS-B avionics into a wide variety of rotorcraft:
Airbus Helicopters: AS350B, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350BA, AS350C, AS350D, AS350D1, EC130B4, EC130T2
Bell: 206A, 206B, 206B-1, 206L, 206L-1, 206L-3, 206L-4, 407, 427, 429
Robinson Helicopter: R22, R22 ALPHA, R22 BETA, R22 MARINER, R44, R44 II
"The industry has been tackling the challenges associated with rotorcraft ADS-B equipage for some time," said Tim Taylor CEO of FreeFlight Systems. "We are very aware of the unique nature of rotorcraft equipage and operation, so we made sure that our systems were configured in a way that made this broad installation approval possible," he continued. "This also means that the resulting installation designs are straightforward, making it easy for our customers to add this important technology to their aircraft."