FreeFlight Systems’ RAD-40 Radar Altimeter Display Granted TSO

June 22, 2009

WACO, Texas, June 22 /PRNewswire/ — FreeFlight Systems, a global supplier of high-criticality avionics systems, announces the certification of their newest radar altimeter display, the RAD-40.

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The RAD-40 is an easy-to-read, 1/2 3 ATI, panel-mounted digital display which provides the pilot with an accurate readout of aircraft height above ground level. The RAD-40 has a selectable Decision Height (DH) and includes five additional trip points, all with discrete outputs – from 100 to 1000 feet – which can be used to control an audible tone or to interface with third party equipment.

Building on the strengths of the company’s popular TRA-3500 and TRI-40 Radar Altimeter system, the RAD-40 combines with FreeFlight Systems’ TSO certified RA-4000 or RA-4500 Radar Altimeters to provide operators with a fully certified Radar Altimeter system at approximately half the cost of competing systems.

“When flying in degraded weather conditions, pilots find themselves in task-saturated situations, which is why we designed the RAD-40 to be clear, bright, and easy to read with reliable warnings when both decision height and pre-set warning altitudes are met,” states Robert Schneier, COO, FreeFlight Systems. “When pilots are ‘in the weeds,’ that is low to the ground and task-saturated, our RAD-40 combined with either the RA-4000 or RA-4500 could very well be the last – and only – thing that keeps them from hitting the ground,” adds Tim Taylor, president and CEO, FreeFlight Systems. “We take that responsibility very seriously when designing our systems.”

In addition to the standard version, a Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible display is available. For certain installations, a display in a round 3 ATI faceplate adapter is also offered as an option.

The RAD-40 is available immediately at a retail price of $2,525 when purchased with an RA-4500 or RA-4000, and $2,995 when purchased separately.

About FreeFlight Systems

FreeFlight Systems is an international supplier of professional-grade avionics systems for commercial and military aircraft. With a focus on safety, simplicity, and reliability, FreeFlight Systems offers a broad array of GPS navigation systems, GPS/WAAS sensors, and radar altimeters. For more information, please visit www.freeflightsystems.com.

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