XERION’s New GA Engine Monitoring Technology Wins Additional FAA Approvals
Canandaigua, NY—July 14, 2008—The Federal Aviation Administration has granted approval to New York-based Xerion Avionix LLC for installation of the AuRACLE CRM series Engine Management Systems into all 4 & 6-cylinder Cessna and Piper aircraft, including pressurized models. The new Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) significantly reshapes how pilots manage engine information, resulting in significant improvements on in-flight fuel management and engine operations.
“This approval provides the owners and pilots of Cessna and Piper legacy aircraft to integrate a complete overview of up-to-second engine data with a state-of-the-art fuel computer, significantly reducing the pilot workload while increasing safety and fuel management” says Xerion’s Eric Hathaway. “Now Cessna and Piper pilots can realize the substantial benefits of this advanced technology to literally micro-manage the aircraft’s engine performance and fuel consumption with a single, intuitive, digital presentation, as hundreds of current Xerion customers already have.”
The FAA approval allows the AuRACLE to serve as primary instrumentation, replacing the aircraft’s legacy engine ‘steam’ gages. Additionally, the system employs a unique Engine Interface Unit installed on the engine-side of the firewall, reducing engine instrumentation firewall penetrations to one single, more streamlined cannon-style bulkhead connector.
The AuRACLE operates with both four and six cylinder engines. The single 5.0 inch high-definition, sunlight readable color screen can be configured to display any and all information required by an individual aircraft, including RPM, MAP, FF, oil temperature, oil pressure, CHT, EGT, percentage of horsepower, voltage/amperage, vacuum pressure, OAT, TIT, carburetor temperature, fuel pressure, induction air temperature, compressor discharge temperature, tach time and GPS interface. That data, combined with the AuRACLE SmartLean Intuitive Leaning Process and fuel computer, gives general aviation pilots an entirely new level of power management.
Xerion Avionix announced earlier this year it had received FAA STC/AML approval for all models of the Beechcraft Bonanza line of aircraft. Future AML additions will include the Mooney, Grumman, Rockwell, and Socata fleets. Xerion is currently working through certification of the recently announced CRM2120 for twin-engine aircraft. The CRM 2120 is the first digital engine management system upgrade for general aviation piston twins.
For more information on the AuRACLE Engine Management Systems, visit the company’s website, www.xerionavionix.com, or call toll free, 1-800-405-8608.