Garmin International Inc. said its TXi Engine Indication System, or EIS, is now available for certain Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft. The upgrade gives the planes new features including wireless data logging, exceedance recordings and engine timers, and is designed to decrease the workload for pilots, improve engine efficiency and cut maintenance costs.
The unit of Garmin Ltd. said certification of the system for the King Air 200 adds to its “portfolio of EIS solutions” that includes stand-alone options like the GI275 EIS for single-engine piston aircraft to the latest versions for turbine twins.
The TXi EIS’ seven-inch flight display simplifies the cockpit and makes it easier for pilots to read and analyze their engine and fuel situation quickly, Garmin said. Using multiple TXi displays can also provide backup in case a single display fails.
The King Air 200 is the latest addition to the list of turbine aircraft approves for the TXi EIS, which includes the:
- Cessna 208 Caravan and 208B Grand Caravan
- Cessna 425 Conquest
- Piper Cheyenne I and II
- Daher TBM700 and 850
- King Air 90
- Pilatus PC-12/47
- Piper PA-46-310SP and 350P JetPROP turbine singles