The FAA certified Innovative Solutions & Support’s Synthetic Vision (SVS) installation and Autothrottle Upgrade for the Eclipse Jet, applicable to aircraft with software versions 2.7.8 and 2.7.10. This installation marks IS&S’s first upgrade directly to Eclipse owners and involves substantial pre-orders. Eclipse owners now have the benefit of a significant avionics equipment upgrade and ongoing product support directly from their partnership with IS&S.
“IS&S is excited to support the Eclipse Owners and Operators with this Upgrade and greatly appreciates their continued enthusiasm and input,” Tom Grunbeck, IS&S director of Autothrottle Programs commented.
In developing this Eclipse upgrade, IS&S says it prioritized the operational and safety advantages of:
- Upgrading the Primary flight displays with SVS
- Enabling autothrottle operation down to approach minimums with improvements in the shutoff switch now being within the pilot’s direct control, instead of on the landing gear select switch
- Software upgrades that provide improved presentation of performance and situational data displayed on cockpit instruments, as well as on the pilot’s EFB. They include: Map airspace labeling upgrade, ethernet initialization upgrade, EFB rendering performance upgrade, Fly By/Fly Over logic upgrade, 2.7.8 software upgrade to 2.7.10.