Garmin has received FAA STC approval for its TXi engine indication system (EIS) display on select Beechcraft King Air 200 twin turboprops. The Olathe, Kansas-based avionics manufacturer said TXi EIS features such as engine timers, exceedance recordings, dynamic engine indications, and wireless data logging are expected to reduce pilot workload, improve engine efficiency, and reduce maintenance costs.
A seven-inch TXi display in portrait mode replaces aging EIS gauges with indicators that show real-time turbine engine information using distinct colors, bands, and radials to depict normal operating ranges and limitations for ease of engine data interpretation. Oil pressure, temperature, fuel flow, and electrical system status are also displayed on the TXi EIS.
The TXi EIS is available for King Airs equipped with the PT6A-41 and -42 engines or retrofitted PT6A-42, -52, and -61 STCs. A dedicated GDU 700P touchscreen display is required. Other turbine aircraft approved for the TXi EIS include the Cessna 208/208B and 425; Piper Cheyenne I & II and PA-46-310SP/350P; Daher TBM 700/850; Beechcraft King Air 90; and Pilatus PC-12/47.