Innovative Solutions & Support’s autothrottle (A/T) system, now approved for first-generation Pilatus PC-12 turboprops, virtually is a takeoff-to-touchdown power management system for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A. It finally relieves pilots of having to babysit the engine, to prevent exceeding its torque and temperature limits. In October, we hitched a ride in IS&S’s PC-12 to see firsthand the new A/T system’s full envelope ...

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