Days after Embraer announced the adoption of the autothrottle on its Phenom 300E executive jet, Textron Aviation also confirmed the update of the Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 model with the feature.
According to the company, the aircraft will feature Garmin’s autothrottle from mid-2025.
The equipment makes it possible to automate engine accelerations and decelerations, reducing the pilot’s workload in all phases of flight.
The feature works in conjunction with the Garmin G3000 avionics suite, automatically managing the engine thrust, optimizing airspeed and fuel efficiency, and adjusts engine power based on factors like altitude, airspeed, and aircraft weight.
Furthermore, the autothrottle makes the flight smoother and more predictable and helps the pilot avoid extreme situations by alerting him in the cockpit.
“Adding Garmin Autothrottles into the Citation M2 Gen2 exemplifies Textron Aviation’s ongoing commitment to product investment across our entire product lineup,” said Lannie O’Bannion, senior vice president, Sales & Flight Operations. “With its intelligent automation and streamlined operations, the integration of autothrottles in the aircraft provides pilots added precision and efficiency.”
Textron Aviation, however, did not say whether the autothrottle will be standard equipment on the Citation M2 Gen2 or an optional item, as announced by Embraer on the Phenom 300E.