Aviation Week & Space Technology

An Autothrottle for Turboprops


Pennsylvania-based Innovative Solutions & Support has certified what officials say is an industry-first: An autothrottle for non-FADEC turboprop engines. Aviation Week sampled the system on a demonstration flight in IS&S’s Pilatus PC-12 on a flight out of Wilmington, Delaware, in late April. Pilots can command the system to fly to a certain torque level or airspeed for any portion of a flight, including takeoff and go-around.

Read more: Autothrottle Feature Provides Hands-Free Turboprop Power

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