The Safety and Performance Benefits of Autothrottles for Turboprop Airplanes
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November 4, 2020
1:30 - 2:30pm EDT
While turbine engines are much simpler to operate than piston engines and offer significant safety and operational benefits, turboprops do add some complexity. Autothrottles greatly simplify the operation of turboprop engines, helping the pilot not only manage power changes automatically during busy flying periods in terminal airspace but also add major safety benefits. Among these are the protection of the engine from exceeding limits and in multi-engine applications, eliminating engine-out loss-of-control problems.
For the first time, the Innovative Solutions & Support autothrottle system is now available for PT6-powered airplanes, and webinar attendees can learn about how the system works and all of these benefits it offers.
Please join us as AIN Editor-in-Chief Matt Thurber moderates an in-depth discussion with Tom Grunbeck, Director of Autothrottle Programs, Innovative Solutions & Support and Aaron Tobias, FAA Consultant DER Flight Test Pilot.