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News: FAA Approves IS&S Autothrottle For G1000/NXi Equipped King Airs

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  1. G1000/NXi-Equipped King Airs Approved For IS&S ThrustSense Autothrottle
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently approved the Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) ThrustSense Autothrottle for Garmin G1000 and G1000NXi-equipped King Airs. These King Airs now will fall under IS&S's supplemental type certificate (STC) program. That STC is covering King Airs of the 200 and 300 series that are fitted with the aforementioned Garmin avionics setup. If you are in the market for the upgrade the price for G1000-equipped King Airs is $80,990 plus the cost for installation.
  2. The Autothrottles is standard equipment on new King Airs but the upgrade and retrofit can be done to most other King Air aircraft even with legacy avionics except for the C90 King Air. The IS&S ThrustSense Autothrottle is a full regime system from take-off roll to landing phases of flight, including go-around. ThrustSense’s FADEC-like engine protection prevents both engine and airspeed exceedances by automatically controlling engine output by computing and adjusting to the exact appropriate power levels, thus significantly reducing pilot workload. ThrustSense provides protection against VMCa – the minimum speed while in the air – via the first ever system (LifeGuard™) that proportionally reduces engine power to maintain directional control. ThrustSense is globally certified in 40 different countries and on more than 19 different aircraft configurations, including over 200 Beechcraft King Air turboprops.
  3. "We’re seeing continued acceptance and growth of ThrustSense’s safety and performance by King Air operators throughout the world," said Tom Grunbeck, IS&S Director of Autothrottle Programs. "With the aircraft’s broad range of mission capabilities, many aircraft operators are focused on further enhancing the King Air’s utility and value by reducing crew workload in their flight operations. ThrustSense is a great example of IS&S’s capabilities as a key player in providing technology to deliver next-level cockpit automation." ThrustSense is the first and only certified autothrottle for Beechcraft King Air B200 and B300 aircraft and is standard equipment on the King Air 260 and 360 production models. ThrustSense is available for retrofit at authorized IS&S King Air Service centers world wide.

    For more information:

    Innovative Solutions & Support
    www.innovative-ss.com

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