ADS-B Receiver with GPS, AHRS & More

FlightBox Pro is the first multi-function ADS-B receiver to receive FAA approval using the new NORSEE standard. That means it is eligible for permanent installation in Part 23 / CAR3 aircraft as a minor alteration to type design. FlightBox Pro gives you full-time, hard-wired, dual-band ADS-B In, WAAS GPS, AHRS, barometric altitude – all for less than most portable ADS-B systems. Professional Grade FlightBox Pro is ideal for flight school fleets, Part 135 operations, air ambulances, and other situations where a permanently installed solution makes sense. Easy Installation FlightBox Pro requires only a power connection to your aircraft’s avionics bus. Antennas can be mounted inside the aircraft or externally. Most installations take one to two hours.

 

How It Works

FlightBox Pro receives ADS-B, GPS, attitude, and altitude information from a set of receivers and sensors. It forwards that information over a wireless link to EFB applications running on tablets or smartphones.

Key Features

  • Subscription-Free In-Flight Weather
  • ADS-B Traffic
  • WAAS GPS
  • Attitude (AHRS)
  • Altitude (Pressure Altimeter)
  • Works with most aviation apps
  • Expandable / upgradeable

ADS-B Weather Features*

  • NEXRAD radar (regional and CONUS)
  • METARs
  • TAFs
  • Winds / Temps Aloft
  • AIRMETs
  • SIGMETs
  • PIREPs
  • Lightning
  • Icing Forecast, Potential
  • Graphical AIRMETs
  • Cloud Tops
  • Turbulence

Additional FIS-B Products

  • TFRs
  • NOTAMs
  • SUA (Special Use Airspace) activity

Traffic System Features

  • Receives direct ADS-B traffic (air-to-air)
  • Receives uplink ADS-R / TIS-B traffic (ground-to-air)
  • Receives traffic on both UAT and 1090-ES bands

Traffic Target Information

  • Location (latitude / longitude / altitude)
  • Heading
  • Ground speed
  • Vertical speed
  • Identity (ICAO, Registration, Flight ID)

GPS Features

  • Own-Ship location (latitude / longitude / altitude)
  • Ground speed
  • Ground track
  • Vertical speed
  • Vertical and horizontal accuracy
  • 10 Hz update
  • WAAS enhanced – accurate to 3 meters

Attitude (AHRS) Features

  • Pitch
  • Roll
  • G-force
  • Slip / skid

Altimeter Features

  • Pressure altitude
  • MSL altitude (requires offset by application)
  • Vertical speed

 

*  Please note that not all EFB applications support all ADS-B weather products. Check with your EFB manufacturer for more information.

The following EFB applications have been tested with FlightBox Pro:

     
EFB
ADS-B  
GPS    
AHRS
  Aerovie
  Avare  
  AvNav √  √   
  AvPlan EFB        √  √   
  Droid EFB
  FltPlan Go √  √   
  FlyQ EFB
  ForeFlight √  √   
  iFly GPS
  Naviator  
  Oz Runways  
  SkyDemon  
  True Flight √  √   
  WingX Pro
  Xavion √  √   

If you have a favorite EFB or navigation app that’s not listed, let us know. FlightBox is not currently compatible with Garmin Pilot or Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck / FliteDeck Pro.

FAA Approval
ADS-B Receiver Frequencies
  • 978 MHz – UAT
  • 1090 MHz – 1090-ES
Power Supply
  • 12v – 32v DC (Ship’s Power)
  • 2′ wiring harness included
Expansion Capabilities
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
Enclosure
  • 6″ x 4″ x 1.5″ 
  • Made from Boltaron aviation-grade plastic
Weight
  • 11.3 ounces
ADS-B Antenna Interface
  • 2x SMA female (UAT, 1090-ES)
Cooling
  • 25mm x 25mm x 10mm 5v DC fan
Connectivity Standards
  • Wifi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n) – 2.4 GHz
  • RS-232 Serial (optional, via USB adapter)
Data Exchange Standards
  • GDL-90
  • WebSocket
Q) Can FlightBox Pro be permanently installed in a certified aircraft?

A) Yes. FlightBox Pro is FAA approved for permanent installation in Part 23/CAR3 airplanes. It is not approved for installation in Part 25 aircraft or in Part 27 rotorcraft.

Q) Does the FlightBox Pro system include a GPS?

A) Yes. FlightBox Pro includes a WAAS GPS receiver which connects to the FlightBox Pro using one of its two USB ports. Note that the WAAS GPS on FlightBox Pro is not a certified / approved position source for ADS-B Out systems.

Q) My tablet has a GPS. Do I need to one on my FlightBox Pro?

A) Yes. The GPS data is used by the FlightBox AHRS system and will also be used for future features.

Q) Where should I mount the FlightBox Pro in my aircraft?

A) The FlightBox Pro includes mounting rails that allow you mount it to your airframe in multiple orientations. To use the attitude features you will need to set the orientation prior to mounting the box.

Q) Does FlightBox Pro have a built-in battery?

A) No. FlightBox Pro is powered from ship’s power – usually through the avionics bus.

Q) How do I power FlightBox Pro?

A) Your A&P mechanic or avionics shop will need to add a 2 amp circuit breaker or fuse – generally on the avionics bus – and connect the power leads from the FlightBox Pro’s wiring harness to the breaker. Installation is simple, generally taking only 1 – 2 hours.