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  • Jul 21, 2017
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    An Autothrottle for Turboprops 3

    A new autothrottle system enables pilots to fly to a certain torque level or airspeed for any portion of a flight, including takeoff and go-around. Aviation Week tests it out....More
  • Jul 20, 2017
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    Aviation Week & Space Technology

    M28: The 'Other' Sikorsky   10

    Sikorsky is also looking to make a name for one of the precious few fixed-wing aircraft in its lineup, the M28 turboprop. Built by Poland’s PZL, which Sikorsky acquired in 2007, the twin-tailed, twin-engine M28 can carry 19 passengers in airline configuration, or a variety of other kit in a utility version. Included are cargo, paratroopers and medical litters. Aviation Week took a quick hop with the crew in March as they prepared for a two-month tour through the Caribbean and Latin America to show off the aircraft to potential buyers....More
  • Jul 19, 2017
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    Living Room Connectivity at 24,000 ft 1

    High-speed broadband is pretty much a standard feature in every living room or office, but until lately, not so much in the cabin of an airliner....More
  • Jul 18, 2017
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    Aviation Week & Space Technology

    Does In-Flight Upset Guidance Work?   4

    Aviation Week takes part in a NASA-funded flight research program to determine if upset recovery guidance provided to a pilot on the primary flight display will help that pilot to more effectively and efficiently recover the aircraft. Our Senior Editor for Avionics and Safety, John Croft, flew with the developers of the guidance, Barron Associates, in a Calspan variable stability Learjet 25B in late April as part of the 5-pilot test of the software....More
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