Pilots using older IFR GPS receivers may still be able to receive database updates.
After Jeppesen’s March announcement that it would discontinue database support for some older IFR units, the company has worked with FreeFlight Systems to develop an upgrade and provide continued support for TNL 2000, FreeFlight/Trimble 2101, and 2101 I/O receivers. The receivers’ data capabilities will be expanded to 4 MB.
A service bulletin is expected this summer, and pilots should be able to send their receiver to FreeFlight for hardware and software upgrades as soon as August. The upgrades are currently priced at $475 per receiver. For more information, see the service information letter.