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IS&S ThrustSense® Autothrottle System with LifeGuardtm awarded STC for Beechcraft King Air 300 series turboprops


Innovative Solutions & Support has been awarded FAA Supplemental Type Certification for its groundbreaking ThrustSense® Autothrottle system for the Beechcraft King Air 300 series turboprops equipped with the Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics. The ThrustSense system will also be standard equipment on the newly announced King Air 360 upon entry into service.

IS&S's patented ThrustSense Full Regime Autothrottle with revolutionary LifeGuardTM provides critical Vmca protection, as well as full FADEC engine protection with under and over airspeed protection, eliminating two of the greatest ?low-and-slow' challenges associated with twin-engine operations. LifeGuardTM includes the first Vmca protection system that proportionally reduces engine power to maintain directional control. The ThrustSense Autothrottle in the King Air enables automatic control of engine power settings by computing and adjusting to the exact appropriate power levels, thus significantly reducing pilot workload at critical phases of flight.

ThustSense's impact on King Air operations will simply be dynamic at Vmca, as IS&S's full regime system will dynamically adjust power output on the good engine, keeping speeds safe and the aircraft in control. The system's influence on safety is not limited to just Vmca protection, however, as ThustSense manages engine power throughout all phases of flight, eliminating over speed/torque situations, further reducing pilot workload.

IS&S's Standby Display Unit enables full autothrottle control interface. There are very little additional structural modifications required, other than replacing the current standby with IS&S's, thus aircraft downtime will be minimal.

ThrustSense is the first and only certified autothrottle for King Air 200 and 300 aircraft and is available for retrofit at Textron Aviation Service Centers.

About Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc.

Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. (www.innovative-ss.com) is a systems integrator that designs and manufactures flight guidance and cockpit display systems for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) and retrofit applications. The company supplies integrated Flight Management Systems (FMS) and advanced GPS receivers for precision low carbon footprint navigation.

Certain matters contained herein that are not descriptions of historical facts are "forward-looking" (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Because such statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those discussed in filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Many of the factors that will determine the Company's future results are beyond the ability of management to control or predict. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflects management's views only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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