AutoPower® Standard on New Challenger 605

AutoPower® Standard on New Challenger 605

The most successful customer-selected option on the Bombardier Challenger 604 Will become standard equipment on the next generation Challenger 605.

White Plains, NY (November 8, 2005) —  Safe Flight Instrument Corporation is pleased to announce that AutoPower® will be standard equipment on all Challenger 605* widebody business jet. Bombardier has opted to make AutoPower® standard equipment for the next generation Challenger 605 aircraft, in part due to an over 90 per cent capture rate on the Challenger 604* business jet option/retrofit program. “We are pleased with the success of AutoPower® on the Challenger 604 and know the system will add functionality, enhanced performance, and value to the new Challenger 605 aircraft as standard equipment,” said Bombardier’s Scott Wight, Manager of Product Planning.

The Challenger 605 will be the fourth of Bombardier’s line of aircraft to offer AutoPower® joining the Challenger 604, Challenger 850* business jets and the CRJ200* airliner. AutoPower® systems and components from Safe Flight have demonstrated unprecedented reliability on more than 9,000 corporate, commercial, and military aircraft.

AutoPower® delivers significant flight performance advantages resulting in increased situational awareness, reduced crew workload, greater passenger comfort, and extended range/payload potential. The system accurately holds pilot-selected IAS/Mach and is exceptionally smooth during all flight conditions.

Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, a leader in aviation safety and flight performance systems, was founded in 1946. Headquartered in White Plains, New York, the company pioneered the development of Stall Warning and Angle of Attack, Automatic Throttle Systems, Wind Shear Warning, and many other innovations in aircraft instrumentation, flight performance, and control systems for fixed- and rotary-winged aircraft.  Safe Flight products are installed on nearly two thirds  of the world’s aircraft – in the general aviation, commercial, and military sectors.

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