The FAA has certified Innovative Solutions & Support's synthetic vision 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 the partnership.
“We are excited to support Eclipse owners and operators with this upgrade and greatly appreciates their continued enthusiasm and input,” says IS&S director of autothrottle programmes Tom Grunbeck.
In developing this Eclipse upgrade, IS&S prioritised 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; and software upgrades that provide improved presentation of performance and situational data displayed on cockpit instruments, as well as on the pilot's EFB. These include a map airspace labelling upgrade, an ethernet initialisation upgrade, an EFB rendering performance upgrade, a Fly By/Fly Over logic upgrade and 2.7.8 software upgrade to 2.7.10.