National Flight Services with FreeFlight Systems
National Flight Services from Texas will equip more than 25 helicopters with FreeFlight Systems’s RA4000 and RA4500 series radar altimeters starting January 2017
National Flight Services, December 28, 2016 - Irving, TX - FreeFlight Systems announced today that National Flight Services, a helicopter maintenance and avionics installation facility, has selected the company's RA4000 and RA4500 series radar altimeters for their mobile installation program.
National Flight Service will begin installs during the first week of January 2017 and will equip more than 25 helicopters operating under Part 135 tourism operations in the southern United States.
This installation is in response to the FAA mandate that requires Part 135 and airborne medical transport operators to equip with additional safety equipment such as radar altimeters aimed at improving situational awareness and safety. The equipage deadline for this requirement is April 24th, 2017.
"We are excited to work with National Flight Services on this program, said Pete Ring, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FreeFlight Systems.
"The FreeFlight Systems family of radar altimeters provides a proven, high performance solution that is ideal for these challenging rotorcraft operations. Our flexibility, short lead times and cost effective solutions fit very well into the National Flight Services business model."
National Flight Services innovative approach to business is a win - win for all involved, especially the operators who don't have to travel for their installations. This approach saves money and time by bringing experienced professionals that can perform the job quickly and efficiently right to the customer's doorstep.
About National Flight Services: National Flight Services has been involved in aircraft maintenance since 1960. They are widely known for services such as airframe maintenance on turboprop and jet aircraft as well as a Honeywell authorized engine overhaul service provider for the TPE331 engine. National Flight Services completes a wide range of helicopter services at its Toledo, Ohio, and New Braunfels, Texas, facilities.
About FreeFlight Systems: FreeFlight Systems designs and manufactures high-performance avionics for flight safety. These solutions deliver substantial safety, cost, environmental, and other benefits for the NextGen airspace transformation. Founded in 2001 and based in Texas, the company pioneered the first certified aviation WAAS/GPS receiver and the first rule-compliant UAT ADS-B system. FreeFlight Systems produces a range of high quality, American-made, competitively priced systems for installation in all aircraft types.