Today, Patrik Eichenberger and his Flight School based in Buttwil, Switzerland, took delivery of the very first PowerFLARM Fusion with the special serial number 1. It will replace an existing PowerFLARM Core in one of their Cessna 152 trainer airplanes, where it will deliver collision warnings and traffic information on both a dedicated FLARM display and an iPad running the Air Navigation Pro app.
“PowerFLARM Fusion is a clever upgrade of our collision avoidance instrumentation, allowing us to connect the iPad directly. This makes our installation simpler and less error-prone. Honestly, configuration and maintenance of the old PowerFLARM Core was always a challenge since the device is not easily accessible”, said Patrik Eichenberger — while casually updating his first Fusion to the latest firmware on his phone.