Bigfork, MT, October 10, 2017 – uAvionix Corporation announced today that both the echoUAT and SkyEcho ADS-B Transceivers are officially supported on ForeFlight Mobile, the leading flight planning app for the iPad® and iPhone®. As part of the Foreflight Connect program, echoUAT and SkyEcho display ADS-B weather and traffic through the ForeFlight Mobile application.
“We are very excited for our echoUAT and SkyEcho users to have the full ForeFlight Mobile experience to deliver maximum situational awareness for pilots,” said Paul Beard, CEO of uAvionix. “Pilots have overwhelmingly expressed the desire for our products and ForeFlight Mobile to work together and we are pleased to announce official support and integration via ForeFlight Connect.”
echoUAT combines affordability, EFIS compatibility, and ease of installation in a remotely mounted ADS-B transceiver for Experimental and Light Sport Aircraft. At only $999, it delivers dual-link (1090MHz and 978MHz) receivers and a 978MHz UAT Class B1S transmitter. echoUAT includes integrated Wi-Fi and direct wired communication options for use with popular transponders and EFIS models from Advanced Flight Systems, GRT, and MGL Avionics. The internal, automatic transponder monitor integrates with legacy Mode C and S transponders for maximum retrofit capability at no additional cost. The echoUAT, designed to meet the performance requirements of TSO-C154c, is compliant with FAR 91.227 for operation in the National Airspace System.
The SkyEcho portable ADS-B transceiver is the third uAvionix approved portable ADS-B Out solution under the UK’s Electronic Conspicuity Devices program. It combines ADS-B receive, transmit, an integrated SBAS GPS based upon uAvionix’s TSO’d FYXnav, an altitude pressure sensor, and Wi-Fi in a portable battery powered package weighing in at 200 grams. SkyEcho is intended for voluntary use on registered and non-registered UK Annex II aircraft, non-complex EASA aircraft of <5700kg and for gliders and balloons within uncontrolled UK airspace.
echoUAT, SkyEcho, and ForeFlight Mobile are revolutionary products receiving praise from both critics and the flying community. When paired with ForeFlight Mobile pilots experience seamless ADS-B weather and traffic data overlaid onto the many charts and maps that the ForeFlight app brings to the cockpit. Learn more about the EchoUAT and SkyEcho at uAvionix.com.
ForeFlight was founded in 2007 by aviation entrepreneurs who set out to build elegant, high-performing flight planning and flight bag apps for pilots. ForeFlight Mobile, the company’s flagship product, is used by individual pilots and professional flight crews all over the world to efficiently gather weather and destination information, route plan and file, access and manage electronic charts and maps, organize flight publications, reference as an enroute navigation aid, and manage iPad deployments. ForeFlight serves pilots in all segments of aviation, including personal, business, commercial, and military. In addition, the company’s Fanatical Pilot Support™ Team delivers amazingly fast and friendly customer service. Learn more at foreflight.com.
uAvionix has gathered a cross-disciplinary team of experts in embedded RF engineering, hardware, software, and cloud services to develop the world’s smallest, lightest and most affordable ADS-B transceivers, transponders, and GPS receivers for General Aviation and unmanned systems.