Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) has received FAA approval for its synthetic vision system installation and autothrottle upgrade package for Eclipse 500/550s with software versions 2.7.8 and 2.7.10, the Exton, Pennsylvania-based company announced today. Notably, this installation marks IS&S’s first upgrade made available directly to Eclipse owners and involves “substantial” pre-orders.
The upgrade package allows synthetic vision to be presented on the Eclipse 500/550’s primary flight displays, while the autothrottle is made operational down to approach minimums. Further, the autothrottle upgrade improves the shutoff switch, which is now within the pilot's direct control instead of on the landing gear select switch.
In addition, the package also includes software upgrades that provide improved presentation of performance and situational data displayed on cockpit instruments, as well as on the pilot’s EFB. They include map airspace labeling upgrade, Ethernet initialization upgrade, EFB rendering performance upgrade, fly by/fly over logic upgrade, and 2.7.8 software upgrade to 2.7.10.
“IS&S is excited to support Eclipse owners and operators with this upgrade and greatly appreciates their continued enthusiasm and input,” said IS&S director of autothrottle programs Tom Grunbeck.