Transport Canada and EASA have granted certification to Innovative Solutions & Support for its ThrustSense Full Regime Autothrottle system for the King Air 200 and 300 series.
With these approvals, more than 40 countries outside the U.S. have now certified the IS&S autothrottle system, which also now can be installed in King Airs configured for special missions, extended range, and heavy weight operations as well as those modified by Blackhawk Aerospace. The IS&S autothrottle is also standard equipment on new-production Beechcraft King Air 260s and 360s. IS&S has delivered more than 70 shipsets of the ThrustSense autothrottle to date.
In addition to the normal benefits of autothrottles, which make flying and changing altitudes in busy airspace easier, the King Air ThrustSense application can help prevent loss of control in Vmca situations. The IS&S LifeGuard Vmca mitigation feature automatically detects a failed engine in any phase of flight and manages the power on the good engine to prevent loss of directional control if the airplane gets too slow. IS&S has demonstrated this capability right down to stall warning in the King Air, with no tendency to roll, thanks to the autothrottle’s management of power output on the operating engine.
“We’re feeling a wave of greater acceptance in ThrustSense safety and performance by business aviation owners and operators on all seven continents,” the company said.