Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its Auto Throttle System and Standby Display Unit (SDU) incorporated into its Integrated Flight Management System (IFMS).
The auto throttle allows a pilot to control the power setting of the aircraft’s engines by setting a desired flight characteristic rather than manually controlling fuel flow, company officials said.
The system provides a Maximum Continuous Thrust, Speed Hold and Speed Protection Mode. When engaged by the pilot, the auto throttle system manipulates the throttles automatically to achieve and hold the manually selected airspeed. Underspeed and overspeed protection will automatically activate, regardless of autopilot engagement state in an attempt to keep airspeed from exceeding pre-defined low and high speed air targets, officials said.
Integrated Flight Management System enhancements with the Auto Throttle include:
- Full Size Charts with Vertical Situation Display overlay
- Configurable Checklists
- Expanded FMS waypoint information to include the estimated Fuel Remaining, ETA and Speed at each waypoint
- GPS Enhancements
- Takeoff and Landing Performance synoptic
- Expanded Nearest synoptic to include Standby Frequency Tuning
- Range to Altitude Ring
The IS&S Standby Display Unit (SDU) measures, processes and displays attitude, airspeed, altitude, heading and vertical speed information into a single display unit. The SDU display format uses a Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI) to enhance situational awareness and reduce pilot workload, company officials said.
It features a high resolution LCD display with full LED backlighting. The display brightness adapts for cockpit lightning conditions via an integrated ambient light sensor, according to company officials.
The IS&S IFMS debuted on Eclipse Aircraft.