FLARM is today rapidly growing within the GA sector. Over 50 % of all FLARM devices sold today are being installed in light powered aircraft. The safety benefits of FLARM make pilots who have once flown with FLARM, never again want to fly without.
In addition to issuing collision warnings about other FLARM equipped aircraft, the optional integrated ADS-B and SSR Transponder receiver also shows and issues warnings about other transponder and ADS-B equipped aircraft. ADS-B aircraft are shown with GPS position similarly to FLARM, but within the inherent limitations of ADS-B positions. Transponder equipped aircraft are shown with approximate range and altitude difference (Mode-C).
FLARM can easily be installed by your local avionics maintenance shop. A Minor Change Approval (MCA) is available for most airplanes under 2 t.
The following FLARM devices are available for the GA market:
FLARM systems and devices are available from many different manufacturers. Some manufacturers specialize in devices for specific aircraft types. Devices without a built-in display must be connected to a FLARM Compatible display as a primary means of collision avoidance, and can in addition be connected to a secondary display for e.g. traffic awareness.