Auto Throttle retrofit on Hawker jets


Safe Flight AutoPower ATS available for aircraft with Pro Line 21 avionics

Hawker Beechcraft announced
that Safe Flight Instrument Corporation’s AutoPower Automatic Throttle System
(ATS) is now available for retrofit on existing Hawker business jets with
Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics. Installation of the system can be
accomplished at any Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) or West Star Aviation

“Precise speed is certainly
a pilot workload, safety and passenger comfort consideration, but it also can
make a significant difference in fuel consumption,” said Christi Tannahill,
Hawker Beechcraft vice president, Global Customer Support. “Pilots reported
that transition to Safe Flight’s AutoPower is intuitive, smooth and efficient
and they also cited a 3.5 percent increase in fuel savings when using the
system. That translates into overall range as well as added value.”