A/T

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AcronymDefinition
A/TAnytime (Minutes, Virgin Mobile USA)
A/TAutomatic Transmission
A/TAction Time
A/TAssembly and Test
A/TAuto-Throttle
A/TAssist to Turnover Ratio (basketball statistic)
A/TAlong Trace
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Asiana Airlines pilots flying the 777 that crashed in San Francisco relied on an auto-throttle system and did not realise the plane was flying too slowly The head of the US National Transportation Safety Board said on Tuesday July 9 that the pilots aboard the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed in San Francisco relied on an auto-throttle system to maintain airspeed and did not realise the plane was flying too slowly until it was just 200 feet (60 metres) above the ground.
I think the expectation of this pilot was that the auto-throttle was going to take care of him," Robert Sumwalt, NTSB board member, said during the hearing to determine the cause of the crash.
The pilots of the Asiana Airlines flight realized too late that the plane was flying too low and slowly even though they had set the auto-throttle control system to keep the plane at a constant speed.
The jet is equipped with an advanced avionics suite, auto-throttle and a fly-by-wire flight control system, which provide pilots a highly intuitive and professional cockpit for safe and smooth trips.
According to the report, the crash might have been caused by a mechanical malfunction of the auto-throttle.
The captain, who was instructing the co-pilot flying the Boeing 777, told the National Transportation Safety Board he noticed that the auto-throttle was not maintaining the speed he had thought it was programmed to shortly before the plane crashed, Deborah Hersman, chairwoman of the board told a news conference.
By having a more economic unit cost we are able to add some of the features requested by our customer focus groups, such as auto-throttle and nose wheel steering, which are not typically found in a business jet of this size," says Acs.
FMS precision navigation, coupled auto-throttle, full VNAV, and Synthetic Vision give the Eclipse Twin-Engine Jet unrivaled performance.
The pilots of that flight realized too late that the plane was flying too low and much too slowly even though they had set a control system, called an auto-throttle, to keep the Boeing 777 at a constant speed.
The pilots of the Asiana Airlines flight became aware too late that the plane was flying too low and slow even though they had set the auto-throttle control system to keep the plane at a constant speed.
The research showed increasing pilot errors included not recognising that either the autopilot or the auto-throttle - which controls power to the engines - had disconnected.
The airplane comes standard with dual IRS (Inertial Reference System), dual air-cycle machines and auto-throttle that are ideally suited for long-range and trans-continental flights.