auto-throttle usage

From:         Airam J Preto <airam@cs.man.ac.uk>
Organization: Dept of Computer Science, University of Manchester, U.K.
Date:         03 Sep 95 22:53:04 
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Sorry if this a FAQ.

Last week, a T.V. documentary showed a take-off exercise using what
seemed to be a B-767 simulator. As the airplane was rolling gaining
speed one member of the crew said "auto-throttle engaged!". I'm curious
about that.

Which is the standard procedure during:

 - Take-off (auto-throttle engaged?)
 - Altitude and speed transitions (auto-throttle + autopilot?);
 - Approach and landing (autopilot and then auto-landing?).

Thanks for your attention,

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Airam J. Preto           Computer Science
airam@cs.man.ac.uk       University of Manchester