The Federal Aviation Administration has given the go-ahead to New York-based Xerion Avionix, LLC, for installation of the AuRACLE engine management system in general aviation aircraft. The new supplemental type certificate significantly reshapes how pilots manage engine information, resulting in significant improvements on in-flight fuel management and engine operations.
“The FAA has allowed us to integrate a complete overview of up-to-second engine data with a state-of-the-art fuel computer,” says Xerion’s Eric Hathaway. “Now general aviation pilots can literally micromanage the aircraft’s engine performance and fuel consumption with a single, intuitive, digital presentation.”
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 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 AuRACLE’s SmartLean Intuitive Leaning Process and fuel computer, gives GA pilots an entirely new level of power management.
The FAA approval allows the AuRACLE to serve as primary instrumentation, replacing the aircraft’s legacy engine steam gauges. 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.
Xerion Avionix earlier received FAA technical standard order authorization. The new STC enables the AuRACLE engine management system to be installed immediately on the Beechcraft Bonanza A36. Xerion is seeking retrofit STCs for all major aircraft types.
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