It was found the pilots had placed the auto-throttle
on hold, when its main task was to prevent a plane from getting too slow.
Hersman stopped short of clarifying whether the auto-throttle
was engaged when the instructor captain noticed the aircraft was coming in too low, and if any of the three pilots in the cockpit at the time of the accident made a mistake in setting the auto-throttle
Flight Level Change, labeled FLCH or FLC, in planes without auto-throttles
, will pitch the airplane to maintain the selected speed in either a climb or descent.
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 business jet features an advanced avionics suite, auto-throttle
, and a fly-by-wire flight control system, offering pilots with a highly intuitive and professional cockpit for safe and smooth trips.
Avio's system management provides electronic control of the major systems on the aircraft, including full authority digital engine controls (FADEC), flight management system, communications, autopilot, auto-throttle
, flaps, trim, landing gear and environmental systems.
These modifications included an auto-throttle
system, a belly-mounted video camera, components for an Integrity Beacon Landing System (IBLS), triple redundant INS/GPS, a Flush Air Data System (FADS) that provides extremely accurate readings at all angles-of-attack, a new flight test instrumentation system, and moving the flight test noseboom to the top of the radome.
The pilots of that flight became aware too late that the plane was flying too low and much too slowly even though they had set the auto-throttle
to keep the Boeing 777 at a constant speed.
The Citation Latitude is designed with a powerful new cabin cooling system, Garmin G5000 avionics and auto-throttle
capabilities, an electronically-operated cabin door, and lower cabin altitudes for a more comfortable flight.
Asiana pilots raise 777 auto-throttle
malfunction issue in the San Francisco crash Pilots of the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200ER jet that crashed while trying to land in San Francisco are offering an account that differs from the preliminary findings of U.
In addition, new auto-throttle
saves fuel and reduces pilot workload.
NTSB officials previously said the cockpit crew "assumed the auto-throttle
was maintaining speed," but investigators also suggested the pilots may have failed to activate it correctly.