Columbia Optional Equipment Details
TCM Platinum IO-550-N Engine (Columbia 350)
TCM Platinum TSIO-550-C Engine (Columbia 400)
Platinum Engines are balanced three times during the manufacturing process, have tuned injectors and include a longer warranty. The 5-year manufacturer’s limited warranty consists of the normal two-year limited warranty for parts and labor plus an additional three-year limited warranty on select Teledyne Continental Motors parts.
E-Monitor™ Engine Monitor & Fuel Totalizer
Digitally monitor all 6 EGT and CHT during critical phases of flight like take-off and decent. Use the Lean Assist mode during cruise to dial in Best Power or Best Economy. The on-board fuel computer will display fuel remaining at each programmed waypoint by calculating fuel burn and ground speed.
SatWX™ Satellite Weather Information System
The SatWX option equips the aircraft with an antenna and receiver enabling reception of XM WX Satellite Weather. Additional software is also provided for the MFD that enables display of NEXRAD on the Map page as well as METAR’s on both the Trip and Nrst pages.
XM satellites broadcast weather for the contiguous U.S. on a continuous basis with a refresh every 6 minutes so weather information is always current. Lightning information is included and displayed along with NEXRAD on the MFD.
An XM WX Satellite Weather subscription costs $50 per month and is available from XM Radio. Columbia customers receive the first year at no charge and are then billed by XM.
E-Cast™ On Demand Weather and Messaging
The E-Cast option is provided by Avidyne and provides the antenna and receiver necessary for two-way communications with the ORBCOMM satellites. E-Cast weather information may be obtained on a pay-as-you-go basis, rather than a monthly subscription. In addition, Flight Track and Text Messaging are available through the Avidyne FlightCenter at http://www.myAvidyne.com/ .
E-Plates™ Electronic Approach Plates
E-Plates provides the capability of displaying Jeppesen approach plates, departures, arrivals and airport diagrams in full-screen mode on the Chart page of the MFD. Jeppesen offers a subscription service known as JeppView (see http://www.jeppesen.com/ ) that provides coverage on a worldwide basis. Subscriptions may be selected by region or sub-region which allows the purchase of only the required area.
In flight, approach plates may be viewed full-screen in identical format to the paper plates. Then, at the pilot’s discretion, a variety of views are available which enlarge the overview portrayal and include various other portions of the approach plate. When actually flying the approach, the aircraft appears directly on the overview depiction until landing at which time the view switches to the airport diagram, if available, for that airport.
Garmin GTX™ 330 Mode S Digital Transponder
In addition to the capabilities of the standard GTX 327, the GTX 330 is a Mode S, IFR-certified transponder with datalink capability, including local traffic updates where available. This provides for the reception of FAA Traffic Information Services (TIS), including location, direction, altitude, and climb/descent information of nearby aircraft, displayed on the MFD. The result is improved communication between aircraft and air traffic control (ATC), providing pilots with greater traffic awareness in busy terminal areas.
T-Watch™ Traffic Advisory System (TAS)
The T-Watch Traffic Advisory System warns of a potential collision by calculating range, bearing, and altitude of other aircraft relative to the host aircraft. The Ryan 9900BX system is designed with top and bottom patented directional antennas providing an enhanced traffic awareness up to twenty miles. The patented antenna system assures optimal reception with minimal interference from the Columbia airframe. T-Watch is engineered with Audible Position Alert that annunciates an alert when a traffic threat is detected: “Traffic! One O’clock high! Two miles!” T-Watch displays traffic on the MFD in full color utilizing TCAS symbology.
A valuable asset for a high-performance aircraft, Speed Brakes can be deployed at any speed. This translates into flexibility that can be applied to both descents from cruise altitude as well as approach-to-landing. The ability to apply Speed Brakes during rapid descents can be a critical factor in avoiding shock-cooling of the engine that could occur from chopping power to lose altitude. Speed Brakes can help the pilot quickly lose altitude without increasing speed.
Our conventional and proven electro-thermal propeller de-icing system utilizes a standard prop timer with an Ice Shield prop resistance heater and all respective hardware. Activation is via a push-button switch that illuminates when the system is in operation.
E-Vade™ Airframe Anti-Ice System
Heat provides the most reliable method for preventing ice accumulation on an airframe. A dedicated 100 Amp alternator proveds up to 7,500 watts of heat to a graphite foil laminate applied to the leading edge of the wing and horizontal stabilizer. The system has two zones of computer controlled heat application. One zone on the leading edge recieves continuous heat while the “shed zone” recieves heat in cycles to disband the ice so it can be aerodynamically removed. For safety, E-Vade is driven by a dedicated alternator which produces 7.5 kW, running over 100 amps at 70 volts. Mounted at the rear of the engine, this alternator provides for an “anti-ice electrical system” which is independent of the Columbia’s standard redundant dual-alternator, dual-battery system. Activation is via a push-button switch that illuminates when the system is in operation. Once activated, the computer-controlled system operates autonomously with no further pilot intervention required. This option is only available when purchased as part of the E-Vade Complete Anti-Ice package that incorporates the Hot Prop.
Climate Control (heat and air conditioning system)
Climate Control in the Columbia 400 is an advanced environmental system similar to those found in luxury automobiles. Given the changes in outside temperature possible during flight, the system provides the convenience of automatic switching from cooling to heating as the aircraft climbs or descends to maintain the selected cabin temperature. Thus, cabin comfort is automatically maintained as outside temperatures swing dramatically. Unlike most aircraft cooling systems, Columbia Climate Control is certified for operation during taxi, takeoff, climb and cruise; once the engine has been started, the system may be engaged and will operate automatically throughout the flight. The powerful air conditioner provides 16,000 BTU of evaporator cooling, yielding a 20° temperature reduction of a heat-soaked cabin in only 5 minutes. Heat distribution is through floor ducts; cooling vents are integrated into the cabin’s standard overhead panel with 4 individual Wemac valves and two flood vents, each of which may be directed or shut off. Overall, there are 12 cabin air outlets in the Columbia cabin to provide ideal air distribution and temperature control for each passenger.
BiO2™ – Built-In Oxygen System
The Columbia 400 has the capability to literally take you into thin air in a matter of minutes. The elegantly built-in support system provides a comfortable oxygen supply for up to four occupants during your high speed flights up to FL250.