automatic throttle


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automatic throttle

A flight control system feature that actuates an aircraft throttle system based on its own computation and feedback from appropriate data sources. Normally referred to as auto-throttle.
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But if you train in a Schweizer, make sure you find one with an automatic throttle governor.
Powered by an after-cooled, turbo-charged Cummins 6CTA8.3 engine, delivering 93 kW, the engine also maintains fuel economy with an automatic throttle control that lowers engine rpm during non-drilling operation, saving as much as 15% in fuel costs.
It's coupled with an automatic throttle control and limited braking.
Anthony was thought to have pulled on the automatic throttle of the Kawasaki trial motorbike, causing him to lose control and crash.
New York (AirGuide Features - Inside Air Travel) Tue, Mar 4, 2014 - The US FAA has proposed a fix for some Boeing 737s to ensure that a faulty altimeter does not cause the automatic throttle system to unexpectedly cut engine speed.
In addition, all automatic transmission three-litre models now have convenient paddle-shifts behind the steering wheel, allowing rapid manual up and down gear changing with automatic throttle "blipping" for smother down changes.
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