Britten-Norman adds Garmin EIS to turbine Islander

Islander Garmin

UK aircraft manufacturer, Britten-Norman, is working with Garmin to develop the TXi Engine Indication System (EIS) for its turboprop Islanders.

B-N wants to create a CAA-approved Supplemental Type Certificate for both new and retrofit turbo prop aircraft. A similar STC already exists for piston-engine Islanders.

Garmin’s TXi EIS includes features such as engine timers, exceedance recordings, dynamic engine indications and wireless data logging, all said to reduce pilot workload, improve engine efficiency and reduce maintenance costs.

B-N Islander

Britten-Norman’s Islander

Mark Shipp, Technical Director and Head of Design at Britten-Norman, said, “We are very pleased to have signed this agreement with long-standing partner, Garmin. It not only gives our customers an affordable technology solution, but it also provides improved engine efficiency which is essential when considering sustainability. This is one of several enhancements being launched this year under a larger 2022 R&D investment strategy.”

Britten-Norman Islander


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