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CiES granted new approvals for fuel sendersCiES granted new approvals for fuel senders

CiES, a Bend, Oregon-based company specializing in electronic sensor solutions, announced FAA approval to install fuel quantity senders in numerous makes and models of single- and twin-engine aircraft, adding to an extensive existing approved model list.

Accurate electronic fuel sensor technology designed for turbine-powered helicopters has trickled down to general aviation aircraft. CiES makes electronic magnetic field fuel measurement systems for many GA models. Photo courtesy of CiES.

Supplemental type certificates for new installations have been approved for Cessna 310, 320, 340, 401, 402, 406, 411, 414, 421, and T303 twins; the Cessna 208 Caravan; de Havilland DHC–2 Beaver; Twin Commander 500, 600, and 700 series; Beechcraft Duchess, and Twin Bonanza; Piper PA–18 Super Cub; Stinson 108 and V–77 Reliant; SIAI Marchetti SF.260 and S.205; Helio Courier; and the North American/Ryan Navion, the company said in a news release.

The newly issued STCs and those previously issued are approved for interface with Garmin’s TXi EIS retrofit system; JPI, Aerospace Logic and Electronics International Engine and Fuel Instrument displays; and as a retrofit in Restart Cessna Garmin G1000, G2000, and Rochester Gauges round gauge equipped aircraft, CiES said.

Kenmore Air, based in Seattle, will be the launch customer for the de Havilland DHC–2 Beaver fuel-quantity upgrade. Kenmore Air operates a large fleet of Beavers, and its rebuild program “is the standard of the industry,” said CiES President Scott Philiben.

The patented CiES fuel sender technology is a digital non-contact method designed exclusively for aircraft and the aircraft operating environment that the company says gives it “the preeminent position in GA fuel quantity system knowledge and design.” The method “eliminates electrical contact with the fuel that is prevalent in resistive or capacitance systems. Eliminating electricity from the fuel tank is far safer and insures a lifetime of trouble-free operation providing stable, consistent fuel level output.”

The CC284022-series fuel quantity senders have amassed over 890,000 hours of operation in original equipment manufacturer aircraft, it said.

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