FAA Awards the First and Only STC for a King Air Autothrottle to Innovative Solutions & Support’s ThrustSense Autothrottle
Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc.(IS&S) (NASDAQ: ISSC) received the first and only Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its patented ThrustSense Autothrottle for retrofit in the King Air. ThrustSense, which provides FADEC like engine protection, is a full regime autothrottle, from takeoff to landing phases of flight, including go-around, that allows the pilot to automatically control the power setting of the engine.
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King Air with IS&S ThrustSense A/T Control Panel Installed (Photo: Business Wire)
ThrustSense computes and controls appropriate power levels reducing pilot workload bringing a new level of convenience and safety for King Air Owners and Operators. ThrustSense ensures stabilized approaches by controlling speeds in the descent. During high pilot workload the autothrottle prevents the airplane from getting dangerously slow or fast and additionally protects against overtorque and overtemp.
Control of the revolutionary autothrottle is housed in an easy to install Autothrottle Control Panel (ATCP) that provides autothrottle control interface. The optimized design for retrofit allows for no structural modifications to the existing throttle quadrant and can be installed in four days.
This year IS&S will offer a certified software upgrade for King Air Vmca Mitigation with real-time monitoring of YAW providing additional safety in engine-out conditions.
ThrustSense is also the first and only certified autothrottle for the PC-12 Platform and is offered as a standalone installation integrated with the Company’s Integrated Stand by Unit (ISU) or with its PC-12 NexGen Flight Deck. IS&S will offer ThrustSense to virtually all PT6 powered aircraft, a market with over 13,000 individual tail numbers.
About Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc.
Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. (www.innovative-ss.com) is a systems integrator that designs and manufactures flight guidance and cockpit display systems for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) and retrofit applications. The company supplies integrated Flight Management Systems (FMS) and advanced GPS receivers for precision low carbon footprint navigation.
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