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1

Maximum number of passenger seats

• A320: 180
• A321: 220

2

Load Acceleration limits

• Clean configuration: -1 to +2.5 g
• Slats/Flaps extended: 0 to +2 g

3

Reference for computation of CG on A320/A321

• CG is given in percentage of the reference chord length aft of the leading edge
• Reference chord length is 4.193 m
• Reference position is:
16.31 m aft of aircraft nose A320
20.58m aft of aircraft nose A321

4

Minimum weight to operate the aircraft

• A320: 37 230 kg
• A321: 47 500 kg

5

Maximum weight for B-HSO

Taxi...........................75 900 kg
Take-off....................75 500 kg
Landing....................64 500 kg
Zero fuel weight.......61 000 kg

6

Maximum weight for B-HTD

Taxi...............................89 400 kg
Take-off........................89 000 kg
Landing ........................75 500 kg
Zero fuel weight............71 500 kg

7

Maximum Runway slope and altitude

• Mean Slope: +/- 2%

• Runway Altitude: 9200 ft

8

Aircraft Ceiling

Honeywell FMS: 39 800 ft
Legacy FM: 39100 ft

9

Maximum Crosswind for Take-off

38 kt, gust included

10

Maximum Crosswind for Landing

38 kt, gust included

11

Maximum Tailwind for Take off and Manual Landing

• 15 kt
• Flaps Full recommended for landing with Tailwind > 10 kts

12

Maximum Wind for passenger door operation

65 kt

13

Maximum Wind for cargo door operation

• 40 kt increased to 50 kt if aircraft nose is oriented into the wind or cargo door is on leeward side

• Cargo door must be closed before wind exceeds 65 kt

14

Takeoff is not recommended on the following runway conditions

• Wet ice
• Snow on top of Ice
• Water on top of Compacted Snow

15

VMO/MMO

350 KT / M 0.82

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Maximum Design Manoeuvering Speed VA A320
(only relevant in Alternate or Direct Law)

- 250 kt below 10 000ft
- Increase from 250 kt at 10 000ft to 295 kt at 30 000ft
- M 0.78 above 30 000ft

In Alternate/Direct law, manoeuvres involving angle of attack near stall should be confined to speeds below VA

17

Maximum Design Manoeuvering Speed VA A321
(only relevant in Alternate or Direct Law)

- 260 kt below 10 000ft
- Increase from 260 kt at 10 000ft to 295 kt at 30 000ft
- M 0.78 above 30 000ft

In Alternate/Direct law, manoeuvres involving angle of attack near stall should be confined to speeds below VA

18

Maximum Flaps/Slats Speeds A320

CONF 1: 230 kt
CONF 1+F: 215 kt
CONF 2: 200 kt
CONF 3: 185 kt
CONF Full: 177 kt

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Maximum Flaps/Slats Speeds A321

CONF 1: 230 kt
CONF 1+F: 215 kt / 225kt HTJ and HTK
CONF 2: 215 kt
CONF 3: 195 kt
CONF Full: 190 kt

20

Landing Gear, Speed Limitation

• VLO Extension: 250 kt / M 0.60
• VLO Retraction: 220 kt / M 0.54
• VLE: 280 kt/ M 0.67

21

Gear Altitude Limitation A320 / A321

No limitation

22

Maximum Tire Speed

Ground Speed 195 kt

23

Maximum Speed for Winshield wiper

230 kt

24

Maximum Speed with Cockpit Window open

200 kt

25

Maximum Taxi Speed for A320/321

Weight above 76 000 kg:
Max Taxi Speed 20 kt during a turn
(A320 Max Ramp 75 900 kg)

26

Maximum pressure for the Ram Air Inlet to open

1 PSI

27

Pressure limitation of a Ground Cart for External Air start

1.2 kg/s

28

Maximum Negative/Positive Differential pressure

-1 PSI / 9 PSI

29

Safety relief valve setting

-1 PSI/ 8.6 PSI

30

Maximum Normal Cabin altitude

8000 ft