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Can a person other than a crewmember occupy a control seat?

  • NO
  • Never have persons other than flightcrew members seated on the pilot’s seat except in an emergency situation
  • In the case that it is judged to be necessary for safety of operations


What fire suppression and extinguishing is available for cargo fires on the different aircraft?

  • Fire suppression and extinguishing is aircraft type dependant and is provided by:

- 300, -300F and -300ER:

  • 2 or 3 fire extinguishing bottles are installed
  • The 2nd bottle discharges at as later time or at a reduced rate

- 300BCF:

  • Fire suppression in the cargo compartment is accomplished by shutting off air to the compartment
  • The airplane gradually depressurises and the oxygen required for combustion is eliminated


  • Fire suppression in the cargo compartment is accomplished by shutting off air to the compartment

  • The airplane gradually depressurises and the oxygen required for combustion is eliminated


What is the standard significant deviation for sink rate on approach?

  • Sink rate exceeds 1000fpm below 1000ft


What company communication measures are to be taken by the Captain after encountering turbulence?

  • Report it through the company radio and at the post flight briefing


What are the 3 types of hydroplaning?

  • Dynamic
  • Viscous
  • Reverted Rubber


What is the definition of “critical DME”?

  • When critical DME is unserviceable it results in navigation becoming insufficient for DME/DME/IRU based operations


Can CMV be used at the planning stage from TAF’s and METAR’s?

  • No
  • VIS shall not be converted to CMV at the planning stage


What happens with the loss of a generator during an autoland above 200ft?

  • Both bus tie breakers close and the operating generator powers both the left and right AC busses
  • Left main AC system powers centre autopilot
  • NO LAND 3 is displayed on the ASA


What types of actions are known as “behaviour impeding aircraft safety”?

  • Per aviation law 164-15
  • Tampering with the passenger door or emergency exit without proper reason
  • Smoking in the lavatory
  • Disturbing any person to perform their duty on-board
  • Operating a mobile phone or other electric device which harms the safety of the aircraft
  • Not wearing a seatbelt during take-off or landing or when instructed by the Captain
  • During take-off or landing, not placing the seat back, table or footrest in position
  • Leaving baggage in the aisle or other area where it could disturb an emergency evacuation
  • Operating, transferring or malfunctioning of the emergency device or emergency equipment


When does the operational flight plan become “company clearance”?

When the Captain AND Flight Dispatcher approve the operational flight plan


What level of reverse thrust is used for non-normal landing distance calculations?

  • If both reversers available they remain at 85% N1 until 70kts
  • If one reverser is available, it remains set at idle reverse
  • If neither reverser is available, both engines remain set at forward idle


What are the 3 phases of search and rescue?

  • Uncertainty phase
  • Alert phase
  • Distress phase


If you encountered windshear after V1 but prior to VR, when would you rotate the aircraft? How would you do this?

  • If windshear is encountered near the normal rotation speed and airspeed suddenly decreases, there may not be enough runway left to accelerate back to normal take-off speed
  • IF THERE IS INSUFFICIENT RUNWAY TO STOP, initiate a normal rotation at least 2000ft before the end of the runway even if airspeed is low
  • Higher than normal attitudes may be required to lift off in the remaining runway


What is the maximum allowable tailwind for take-off and landing?

  • Runway 2001m or more = 15kts
  • Runway 2000m or less = 10kts


What is the standard significant deviation for the VOR on approach?

  • More than 1 dot (5 degrees) below 1000ft


What is the required 2nd segment climb gradient for the B767?

  • 2.4%
  • The second segment begins at gear up and continues to the level off point


In addition to the hand carry articles, what other documents should flight crew members take with them?

  • Operational flight plan documents or dispatcher release message
  • A copy of the ATS flight plan


When can the Captain commence a circling approach at or above the MDA?

  • The runway or:
  • The circling guidance lighting is clearly visible and identifiable or:

At least one of the following visual references is clearly visible and identifiable:

  • Threshold
  • Markings (Numbers/Threshold stripes/Touchdown zone)
  • Approach lighting system or runway alignment indicator
  • Runway/Threshold/Touchdown zone/Edge Lighting
  • Visual guidance slope indicator


What letter indicates RVSM capability on the ATS flight plan strip?



What is the maximum lateral fuel imbalance?

It is higher at lower fuel weights, and lower and higher fuel weights as follows:

  • Below 48,000lbs the maximum imbalance is 2500lbs
  • Between 48,000lbs and 79,800 it is linear from 2500lbs to 1500lbs and the graph needs to be consulted and interpolated
  • Above 79,800, the maximum imbalance is 1500lbs


When must the Captain declare an emergency with low fuel?

  • Declare an emergency and request ATC priority for landing when estimated fuel on landing is expected to be less than 30 minutes holding fuel


Is take-off thrust still limited to 5 minutes if using derate 1 or derate 2 thrust, or ATM reduced thrust?

  • Yes
  • Maximum time use of take-off thrust is 5 minutes
  • This includes derated take-off thrust and reduced take-off thrust


Whilst enroute to the destination, the alternate airport weather conditions deteriorate to below the alternate minima. No other alternate airport can be selected. Under what conditions can the aircraft continue to the destination?

  • Yes if the flight time to destination is no more than 6 hours and:
  • For at least one hour before and after the ETA at the destination, the weather indicates that: 
  • Ceiling 2000ft, or DH/MDA + 1500ft, whichever is greater
  • Visibility 5000m, or RVR/VIS +3200m, whichever is greater


What are the restrictions on VFR?

  • No VFR at night
  • No VFR above 20,000ft
  • No “VMC on top”


What are some of the required procedures for flight crew during the critical phase?

  • Except for emergency or safety communication, company and crew communication kept minimal during critical phases such as taxiing, taking off, climbing, descending and landing
  • The seat belt sign should be kept on
  • Flight crew members should use headsets and boom microphone
  • No cockpit seat changes shall be made below 10,000ft


If there is a disagreement over the operational flight plan between the Captain and Flight Dispatcher, which option shall be taken?

  • The safer option shall be adopted


What is the maximum allowable crosswind for an autoland?

  • 25kts


What are some examples of situations where significant adverse effects on safety may be possible if flight is continued, not including the 6 examples listed in the QRH?

  • Bomb threat
  • Attempted hijacking
  • Biological hazard
  • Mid-air collision
  • Structural failure
  • Fuel shortage
  • Significant flight control failure
  • Crew incapacitation


In Japan, what is meant by the phrase “Minimum Fuel”?

  • Fuel has reached a stage where little or no unexpected delay can be accepted
  • It is NOT an emergency situation, and priority will NOT be given by ATC


What are the 5 checks required by the Captain prior to departure?

  • All pax boarded
  • Dangerous goods loaded in accordance with rules
  • All exterior doors locked
  • All obstacles except those necessary for start and push have been removed
  • Seat assignment of passengers is appropriate. (This shall be conducted by the Chief Purser)