BUSINESS: Sensata Technologies New Aircraft Autothrottle Assembly Enhances Flying Safety For Light Jet Applications

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October 12, 2021 01: 24 PM Eastern Daylight Time

SWINDON, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sensata Technologies (NYSE: ST) today announced its new autothrottle assembly is available for integration into aircraft cockpit controls to improve flying safety and convenience for light jet applications. Sensata will showcase the new autothrottle assembly and its solutions for urban air mobility and electric aircraft at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) from October 12-14 in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Booth 3900.

“Our autothrottle assembly greatly reduces the pilot’s workload, offering a significant safety benefit for single pilot aircraft like light jet and turboprop applications, and is now being implemented into a major manufacturer’s flagship aircraft,” explains Stuart Parker, Aerospace General Manager at Sensata Technologies. This is a significant shift in single-pilot aircraft design. This type of solution isn’t new for larger aircraft but it is now possible for smaller light-jet applications.”

An automated throttle is located in the cockpit by the pilot. It is used to alter fuel flow and control engine power and thrust. It works in the same way as a cruise control for cars. The pilot can adjust power settings of an aircraft automatically. Instead of manually controlling the thrust levers, the pilot can choose the flight characteristics they want. The autothrottle prevents the aircraft from becoming stalled or losing control in high-load situations.

Sensata’s solution provides a luxurious look and feel for pilots and features:

Stylized thrust levers for each engine with leather wrapped handles
Two highly precise, reliable Sensata Rotary Variable Differential Transducers (RVDTs) per lever complete with protective anti-backlash gearing
Thoughtfully designed pilot-feel clutch mechanisms for proper feedback
Stylized light panels with detached dimming modules
Independent sliding Foreign Object Debris (FOD) covers to protect the assembly from spills

The autothrottle function is enhanced with:

Seamless integration with the latest avionics platforms
Long life, brushless motors and position sensors for each thrust lever
Precision gearing for smooth, reliable operation and realistic feel during operation
A lightweight, attractive enclosure
Autothrottle disconnect switches to safely disengage as desired
Maintenance-free performance

Sensata’s cost effective, safe and reliable cockpit autopilot solutions are based on decades of proven success in developing position sensors and cockpit controls.

To learn more about Sensata’s autothrottle assembly for light jet and turboprop applications and its solutions for urban air mobility and electric aircraft, please visit Booth 3900 at NBAA-BACE, October 12-14, Las Vegas Convention Center, view more cockpit control solutions online, or Contact Us.

About Sensata Technologies

Sensata Technologies is a leading industrial technology company that develops sensors, sensor-based solutions, including controllers and software, and other mission-critical products to create valuable business insights for customers and end users. For more than 100 years, Sensata has provided a wide range of customized, sensor-rich solutions that address complex engineering requirements to help customers solve difficult challenges in the automotive, heavy vehicle & off-road, industrial and aerospace industries. With more than 19,000 employees and operations in 13 countries, Sensata’s solutions help to make products safer, cleaner and more efficient, more electrified, and more connected. For more information, please visit Sensata’s website at www.sensata.com.

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