On engine start, an automatic timer begins counting the duration of starter engagement, so pilots know when a starter cool-down period is required. If the engine is not started and the starter is disengaged, another timer automatically counts down from zero to indicate the time that the starter is being allowed to cool.
Furthermore, with integrated gauge limit timers, EIS TXi ensures that pilots operate within specific limits for minimum time to avoid exceedances and costly maintenance. Once a limit is reached, a countdown timer is displayed to help catch the pilot’s attention and provide an opportunity to reconfigure the aircraft to mitigate the exceedance. If any time-based limit is exceeded, the pilot is notified in-flight of duration and highest value of exceedance to help decide whether to discontinue the current flight or proceed to the destination. Once back on the ground, the pilot is reminded of the exceedance; flight data can be reviewed immediately, and/or off-loaded for the maintenance team to diagnose next steps.