SEA contracted to develop ADS-B STC

SEA contracted to develop ADS-B STC

10-Feb-2012 Source: Southeast Aerospace

Southeast Aerospace (SEA), located in Melbourne Florida, has been contracted by Auburn University through its Aviation Management /Professional Flight Education Program to develop a complete ADS-B solution including an AML STC.

Through the development of this ADS-B project, SEA plans to support the GA market with an STC with AML approval for a 978MHz UAT solution. This solution is to meet the ADS-B DO-282B certification. The contract will include Engineering, Certification and Installation of the FreeFlight RANGR ADS-B Out system in a Cessna 172S. This project in its entirety, including engineering, will be managed by Southeast Aerospace personnel.

The equipment chosen for this project includes: FreeFlight FDL-978-TX RANGR UAT, TC-987 control head, RF decoder, 1201 GPS/WAAS receiver, two L-band antennas, and a GPS/WAAS antenna. In addition to the equipment, SEA will provide full FAA DAR/DER services. These value added services include detailed documentation such as Electrical & Structural Installation Drawings, Accomplishment Instructions, Wire Routing Diagrams, Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, and Aircraft Flight Manual Supplements. On-site installation of equipment, testing and certification will be completed by SEA during this STC program.

Once this initial ADS-B “Out” project has been completed and STC/AML approval has been received, SEA will be offering an ideal ADS-B installation solution to the public to address the upcoming ADS-B mandate.

For more information on this project, or to find out more about the FreeFlight ADS-B solutions, contact Rob Truglia, SEA Project Manager,

About Southeast Aerospace
Southeast Aerospace (SEA)is an FAA-approved authorized custom aerospace solutions provider located in Melbourne, FL. SEA provides manufacturing and engineering services, installations, part sales, repair and special missions for its domestic and international customer base. For more information about Southeast Aerospace products and services, visit

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