Safe Flight Adds More Autothrottles
Safe Flight (Booth No. 1615) is offering several different autothrottle solutions for several more business jets. Safe Flight's AutoPower is being installed by Flying Colours in its new and retrofit Challenger 850s and CRJ ExecLiner. It is also being offered for retrofit in the Citation X through the Cessna service center in Wichita via STC beginning in 2011. AutoPower systems and components are installed in more than 9,000 corporate, commercial and military aircraft worldwide. Safe Flight also announced that it is supplying the stall warning system for Quest Kodiak turboprops and will provide the speed control system for all Kodiak ice protection system-equipped aircraft. The speed control system will provide stall warning and a fast/slow indication through a heated wing-mounted lift transducer and lightweight computer, optimizing aircraft performance through the flight envelope. Output from the system will be integrated into the aircraft's primary flight display. In a recent test flight using the speed control system, Quest pilot Kenny Stidham was able to land, come to a complete stop and take off again in 750 feet. Quest plans to offer speed control and the ice-protection system as both production and retrofit options. The installation meets flight into known icing requirements.