I posted two seperate emails to ARNAV and got responses the same day. Below are the questions and answers. I assume they will appreciate me posting this because some of you may have the same questions and it will save them from having to reply again.
I am a position holder and waiting for my Cirrus SR20. I very much want to get engine monitoring and would much prefer to have it installed at the
factory. It would seem to be a cleaner install and I would not have any down time for installation after delivery.
I am scheduled for late October or early November. Is there any chance that this will be a factory option by then? As I understand it Cirrus is waiting for you to complete some FAA certification so they can make it a factory
option? Do I have that correct?
ARNAV has an STC (#02165AK) for an Engine Monitoring System on the Cessna 180 and 208 aircraft.
Avionics shops can install the retro-fit Engine Monitor on the SR20/22. They need to obtain local FAA field approval using the above STC as a reference and document the installation on an FAA form 337, Major Repair and Alteration.
ARNAV has applied for an STC specifically for the SR 20/22, and expect approval in August. We will provide Cirrus the STC paperwork as soon as it is approved.
Basically, I think this confirms your understanding of the situation.
Check back any time if you have additional questions or comments.
Thanks so much for responding to my question regarding Cirrus and when they will be able to do factory installation.
One more question, does the ARNAV screen in the Cirrus have the pixel capability to display the resolution of a sectional chart with the correct software? If it does, does ARNAV have any plans to develop this?
The resolution of the ICDS 2000 is adequate to display charts, however, we made the decision some time ago not to do charts.
We may change our minds about displaying charts, but we have nothing in the works at this time.
We really do appreciate your interest in ARNAV. We’re always looking for ways to improve our products so feel free to check in again.