Avionics News February 2017 - 59
providing continuous and precise
engine thrust control, VNAV speed
targets, as well as AoA referenced
speed protection. The system offers
takeoff to touchdown automated thrust
and speed control through a thrust
lever control servo for optimized
performance, reduced crew workload
and increased passenger comfort.
Aviation Partners Winglets feature
a modern design, composite graphite
skin, full-depth bonded honeycomb
core, and a polished aluminum
leading edge. This performanceenhancement system is less than 120
pounds for both Hawker 800 and
800XP. API Winglets are installed on
more than 9,000 aircraft, including
commercial, corporate and military.
In November 2016, Safe Flight
announced that AutoPower,
Automatic Throttle System, would
be standard on the Embraer Legacy
650E. The system was selected based
on Safe Flight's proven experience
in developing and delivering nearly
10,000 automatic throttle systems.
The AutoPower System for
the Legacy 650E is a full-regime
automatic throttle system and will
provide automatic thrust schedule
setting as well as IAS/Mach speed
control from takeoff through landing
phases of flight. The system will be
fully integrated with the aircraft's
avionics suite, decreasing pilot
workload and allowing greater
The full authority ATS will
be internationally certified by
Embraer, installed at the factory
and also available for the retrofit
market. The system will build upon
the demonstrated performance of
several recent AutoPower System
certifications. Initial production
deliveries and entry into service was
expected by the end of 2016.
According to Matthew Greene,
working for Safe Flight is having
the same management for more than
70 years, with the same family at the
helm, charting a common course. He
said the goal is to "solve complex
aerospace problems with simple, yet
intricate solutions. We know who we
are, and we don't try to overextend. We
stay focused on our core capabilities."
Most certainly, charting a course and
sticking with it has worked extremely
well for Safe Flight. q
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