Arnav has announced that it will build a primary flight display (PFD) based on its 10.4-inch diagonal ICDS multifunction display. The PFD, which will cost just less than $30,000, includes an integrated altitude heading reference computer. The unit will interface with many popular GA autopilots. For now, Arnav is offering the PFD to the experimental market; it plans to have the unit TSO'd by the fall of 2002 for installation in just about any GA cockpit.
Arnav has also introduced an engine monitoring utility, Engine View (shown above), for its ICDS multifunction display, which is standard equipment in the Cirrus SR20 and SR22 piston singles. Engine View shows pilots a rendition of the usual engine gauges (oil pressure and temp, cylinder head temperatures, vacuum pressure, etc) in an on-screen format. The unit keeps track of exceedences and alerts the pilot when any parameter diverges from the allowable limits. It also works as an engine data monitor, saving engine information in a downloadable format for later analysis. Engine View will be standard equipment on later manufacture SR20s and SR22s; the utility can also be installed in Cirrus airplanes built before Engine View became available. Cost of the utility from Arnav is $4,495.