Safe Flight AutoPower® offered on Hemisphere 200

Safe Flight AutoPower® Offered on Hemisphere 200XR

White Plains, NY (May 19, 2008) — Safe Flight Instrument Corporation’s Automatic Throttle System, AutoPower®, is now being offered as a customer-selected option for the Hemisphere 200XR.

Tailwind Capital LLC, the exclusive marketer of the Hemisphere 200XR, announced a partnership last year with Georgetown, Delaware completion and refurbishment specialist PATS Aircraft to complete the CRJ-200 regional airliner conversions. Safe Flight’s AutoPower® system installs during the modification process or retrofit to an existing aircraft already in service.

The Hemisphere 200XR AutoPower® system will provide continuous thrust management during takeoff, climb, cruise, descent, approach, landing phases of flight and go-around. Fully integrated with existing avionics displays and controls, AutoPower® features precise, smooth and synchronized speed and power control modes. AutoPower® components include a dedicated computer, two mode status display monitors and a modified throttle quadrant that includes the drive units and engage and disengage switches. All this capability will result in a seamless upgrade with significant cockpit improvement.

Safe Flight’s 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. AutoPower® systems and components from Safe Flight have demonstrated unprecedented reliability on more than 9,000 corporate, commercial, and military aircraft worldwide.

The Hemisphere 200XR is a large cabin, highly customizable private jet that can be configured for up to 16 passengers. The Hemisphere 200XR is converted from new to late-vintage Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft, enhanced with an auxiliary fuel tank system to provide a range up to 3,000nm.

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

*PATS is a DeCrane Aerospace company based in Georgetown, DE. Tailwind Capital LLC is a Redmond, WA based firm focusing on aviation investment, management and marketing. CRJ-200 is trademark of Bombardier, Inc.