I noticed that Avicyne has announced the upcoming availability of engine monitoring for the EX5000 MFD. There is an article with a picture of the display on aero-news.net. It looks very nice. Here is the text of the article:
Avidyne: Engine Monitoring/Fuel Totalizer FlightMax EX5000 MFD
Integrated Engine Monitor and Fuel Totalizer Give A/C Owners A Clearer Picture
Avidyne has announced integrated engine monitoring and fuel totalizer capability for their line of FlightMax EX5000 multi-function displays.
The engine monitor on the FlightMax EX5000 features a handy graphical fuel totalizer, a Â“lean acquireÂ” mode, and a Â“percent horsepowerÂ” display, which assist the pilot in taking the guess work out of fuel and power management. The integrated fuel totalizer monitors fuel flow and computes nautical miles per gallon, fuel remaining, fuel-to-waypoint, and fuel-to-destination. All six cylinder head (CHT) and exhaust gas temperatures (EGT), RPM, manifold pressure, oil temperature, oil pressure, fuel flow, outside air temperature (OAT), and electrical bus voltages are also monitored and displayed.
A dedicated engine monitor page shows all engine settings and parameters at a glance. The FlightMax EX5000 also displays engine and fuel data in data blocks on the full-screen moving map display. In the event of an exceedence, each out-of-limit parameter is highlighted on the screen for immediate attention. The engine monitor also includes data capture capability, providing full-time recording of critical engine performance parameters.
The MFD will log up to 30 hours of recorded data, which can be downloaded via the MFD’s bezel-accessible data port in a standard spreadsheet format for easy analysis.
Â“Our strategy is to integrate more and more information onto our large-format displays, and engine monitor capability is another step in that direction,Â” said Avidyne president Dan Schwinn. Â“Giving pilots the ability to better manage their power settings and fuel consumption increases the overall value of our product, and also moves us closer to our vision of a fully-integrated flight deck.Â”
About FlightMax EX5000: The FlightMax EX5000 is a large-format, multi-function display with a 10.4-inch diagonal
high-resolution (800x600 pixels) active-matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD). The FlightMax EX5000 allows the pilot to overlay important navigation data such as the active flight plan route, airways, navaids, off-route waypoints, political boundaries, obstacles and special use airspace, over an exceptional color-contoured terrain and water base map. It also displays lightning and traffic data when interfaced with GoodrichÂ’s WX-500 StormscopeÂ® lightning sensor and SkywatchÂ® Traffic Awareness System (TAS), and datalink graphical weather.
Pricing and Availability: AvidyneÂ’s engine monitor capability is planned for certification on FlightMax EX5000 series MFDs by mid 2002, and will initially include interfaces for TCM IO-360 and IO-550 engines, which are found on Cirrus SR20 and SR22 aircraft. FlightMax EX5000 Retrofit Kits will be available to upgrade Cirrus aircraft in the field.