Trimble Sells Bizav Product Lines

 - May 9, 2008, 5:36 AM

The business and commuter aircraft products business of Trimble Navigation has been purchased by newly established FreeFlight Systems, a sister company of Aircraft Systems & Manufacturing of Georgetown, Texas. Business aviation veteran Steve Williams is president of FreeFlight Systems, which will be based in Waco, Texas. Included in the purchase are the Trimble 2101-series GPS receivers, Jetcell series 2 and 5 Selcal decoders and the TRA 3000 and 3500 radar altimeters. Williams pointed out that the Trimble GPS receivers have built-in WAAS capability and said his company plans to offer a “plug and play” software data card to support WAAS functionality. Last year, Trimble sold its Air Transport Systems HT and TNL GPS lines to Honeywell, the first step in a plan that has seen it get out of the avionics business.