I received the following information yesterday afternoon directly from the president of ARNAV, Frank Williams. It is shared here with his approval. My original message to him is attached.
"We are completing the engine add-on package on March 5th. ARNAV has already received STC’s and TSO’s on the equipment, and have scheduled a customer SR20 in our install shop on March 5th-7th. This first installation will allow us to configure a complete pre-fabbed wire harness, and to make sure that the installation kit covers both the SR20 and the SR22.
I am planning a trip to Duluth in mid-March so that ARNAV & Cirrus can work out the details, and expect a joint announcement as to pricing.
As soon as ARNAV & Cirrus firm up the details, I will make sure that the information is posted on the SR20.org site.
----- Original Message -----
From: Christopher Jones
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2001 11:40 AM
Subject: ICDS 2000 Cirrus application
I’m planning on taking delivery of a Cirrus SR22 this summer and I remain concerned about Arnav’s commitment to the ICDS 2000 product. Specifically, electronic engine monitoring is a significant issue.
At the AOPA convention this past fall, an Arnav representative at your both showed me the components which make up the engine monitoring and
stated that it would be shipping ‘in the very near future’. We’re five months further and still there is no product.
There is a newsgroup (forum) of Cirrus customers at www.sr20.org which has regular postings about various aspects of the aircraft and avionics. I would suggest that someone in your organization follow and or reply to these postings - these are real customers who bought Cirrus partly based on your product – they simply are looking for the product to deliver on stated goals.