The instruments are to make the pilot enjoy the flight. Intuitive colour codes used in the displays indicate the status of the aircraft at a single glance. If all operation parameters stay within normal operating range, the digits and bar graphs are green. If any parameters require the pilot's attention, the corresponding graphs and figures turn orange for warning. To alarm the pilot on parameters leaving acceptable limits, the graphs and figures turn red. A pair of diodes in each display change colour accordingly and, in the case of alarm, attract the pilot’s attention by flashing. Therefore, information on the status of the aircraft is conveyed immediately.
Our Integrated Avionics System is intended to help not only the pilot, but also the maintenance crew. The flight and engine operation is continuously monitored. The system automatically detects instances of the parameters exceeding desired values. All these instances are recorded (when, for how long, to what extent a parameter was outside the desired range) without engaging the pilot’s attention. This way, the system becomes the pilot’s personal assistant and facilitates the aircraft logbook record keeping. The records are also a source of precise information for the maintenance crew.
As it is better to prevent than to cure, the system monitors key operating parameters of both the engine and the aircraft. It records how often, to what extent and for how long parameter values were close to limitation of the desired range. Analysis of the records enables the maintenance crew to detect unwelcome trends before they develop into a failure.