While reading the question Why couldn't the CRJ100/200 be equipped with triple-string autoland? I thought the CRJ cannot have autoland because it is not equipped with autothrottles. Somehow I always thought this would be a requirement. However, after doing some research I found that this is not the case:
(a) An automatic landing system must include automatic control of throttles to touchdown unless it can be shown that:
- Aeroplane speed can be controlled manually without an excessive workload in conditions for which the system is to be certificated;
- With manual control of throttles the touchdown performance limits of CS-AWO 131(c) are achieved; and
- The touchdown performance is not critically affected by reasonable errors in speed control.
(EASA Easy Access Rules for All Weather Operations (CS-AWO) 123 Automatic throttle control)
This made me wonder: Is there any aircraft that does not have autothrottles or autothrust, which is certified for autoland?
Note that by autoland, I mean a proper Cat II/III ILS autoland, not something like the Garmin Autoland for GA aircraft.