Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. (IS&S) announced today that the company has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its Auto Throttle System and Standby Display Unit (SDU) incorporated into its Integrated Flight Management System (IFMS).
The IS&S developed auto throttle allows a pilot to control the power setting of the aircraft’s engines by setting a desired flight characteristic rather than manually controlling fuel flow. The Auto Throttle conserves fuel and reduces the pilot’s workload lowering fuel costs. Auto Throttle implementation is compliant with TSO-C198 for Class D equipment. The software certification level for the Auto Throttle functionality is in accordance with RTCA DO-178B level B. The system provides a Maximum Continuous Thrust, Speed Hold and Speed Protection Mode. When engaged by the pilot, the IS&S Auto Throttle system manipulates the throttles automatically to achieve and hold the manually selected airspeed. Underspeed and overspeed protection will automatically activate, regardless of autopilot engagement state in an attempt to keep airspeed from exceeding pre-defined low and high speed air targets.
The IS&S Standby Display Unit (SDU) measures, processes and displays attitude, airspeed, altitude, heading and vertical speed information into an intuitive and concise single display unit. The SDU display format uses a Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI) to enhance situational awareness and reduce pilot workload. It features a high resolution LCD display with full LED backlighting improving component reliability and readability for pilots.
The graphics are fully anti-aliased with unprecedented accuracy and detail. The display brightness adapts for cockpit lightning conditions via an integrated ambient light sensor IS&S president Shahram Askarpour stated, “These certified capabilities further demonstrate the robustness and versatility of the IS&S Integrated Flight Management System. The IFMS is a reliable platform for advanced navigation, performance calculations, communications information and airspace situational awareness for the pilot in an intuitive familiar format.”