Garmin’s New Turbine Engine Monitoring For G500/G600


Owners of Cessna 208s, TBM 700/850s and Piper Malibu JetPROP conversions can now get Garmin’s integrated Engine Indication System monitoring for the Pratt & Whitney PT6A engines in their aircraft. The new EIS is networked so the engine data can be viewed on connected G500 or G600 displays as well as on a dedicated TXi display.

According to Garmin, “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. Select turboprop gauges such as engine torque, prop RPM (NP), gas generator RPM (NG), and engine temperature (ITT) can be configured to change their markings based on pressure altitude, outside air temperature and more. Dynamic indications are configured during installation so pilots can more easily operate the engine within its limitations during changing flight conditions. Additional standard gauges include oil pressure and temperature, as well as fuel flow and electrical system status.”

“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.” 

The new EIS also includes wireless flight data logging. “When the EIS TXi display or the GTN 650/750 navigators are paired with the Flight Stream 510 wireless gateway, information is wirelessly transferred and stored within the Garmin Pilot app and automatically uploaded to the flyGarmin website. Engine and flight cycles are also recorded to help identify aircraft systems that depend on those limits, such as pressurization systems and other life-limited parts.”

The standalone EIS TXi system with display starts at $14,800 and is available now.

Marc Cook
KITPLANES Editor in Chief Marc Cook has been in aviation journalism for more than 30 years. He is a 4000-hour instrument-rated, multi-engine pilot with experience in nearly 150 types. He’s completed two kit aircraft, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glasair Sportsman 2+2, and currently flies a 2002 GlaStar.

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