Garmin International, Inc. has announced expanded engine monitoring capability on the G600 TXi/G500 TXi and Engine Indication System (EIS) TXi flight displays to now include single-engine turboprop aircraft. Pratt & Whitney PT6A turboprop engine display compatibility is initially available for several popular aircraft models, including the Cessna 208/208B, Daher TBM 700/TBM 850 and the Piper PA46-310P/350P JetPROP.
Engine information can be viewed on a single 10.6-inch TXi display, which can accommodate primary flight display (PFD) information, a multifunction display (MFD) and a vertical EIS strip, and on the 7-inch portrait display, which serves as a dedicated EIS display. Features of the EIS system for turbine aircraft include engine timers, exceedance recordings, dynamic engine indications, as well as wireless data logging that combine to reduce pilot workload, improve engine efficiency and reduce maintenance costs. Additionally, existing engine sensors can be paired with the TXi displays, saving installation time and cost.
“With EIS TXi, owners and operators have a path to replace maintenance-prone engine instrumentation by upgrading to a modern, more capable system that gives them additional insight into their aircraft’s operational performance in real-time,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “Because the engine is a significant investment on every aircraft, we’re excited to provide this powerful tool that allows pilots to easily identify and review aircraft engine performance data so they can more efficiently manage the aircraft.”