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Flashcards in Automatic Flight and Comms Deck (18):
1

▪ What are the three methods available to
disconnect the Autothrust?
▪ Which of these will cause a “Thrust Lock”
condition?

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1. Press either A/T instinctive
disconnect push button
2. Push A/T pb on FCU
3. Move BOTH thrust levers to Idle
*Pushing the A/T pb on the FCU will cause “Thrust Lock” *

2

What action is required to restore conventional
manual thrust control from a “Thrust Lock”
condition?


Move the thrust levers
(Out of CL or MCT)

3

On takeoff, what speed does SRS command…
▪ Normally (all engines operating)?

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Pitch Guidance to maintain V2+10

4

What does the lateral mode RWY represent?

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Runway Mode Engaged.
Provides steering guidance during
take off roll and climb using
available localizer.

5

Based on the FMA, what is the status of the
Autothrust?

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Armed
(Blue A/THR in right hand column)

6

During a normal takeoff, when will the A/THR
become engaged?

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A/THR becomes active when thrust
levels are in the CLB detent.

7

What is the difference between the vertical modes
CLB and OP CLB?

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CLB: Aircraft will climb to the
selected altitude but will respect all
altitude constraints. (VNAV)
OP CLB: Aircraft will climb to the
selected altitude but will not
respect any programmed altitude
constraints (unrestricted climb)
*BOTH MODES PROVIDE PITCH GUIDANCE TO MAINTAIN TARGET
AIRSPEED*

8

Describe
ALT CRZ?

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ALT CRZ
When FCU selected altitude = CRZ
Altitude and there is a target Mach,
Soft altitude mode engages which
allows the aircraft to vary +/- 50 feet
from the cruise altitude to maintain
MACH. This minimizes thrust
variations, reduced fuel consumption
and increases customer comfort.

9

What is the difference between the vertical
modes DES and OP DES?

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DES: Aircraft will descend to the
selected altitude but will respect all
altitude constraints. (VNAV)
OP DES: Aircraft will descend to the
selected altitude but will not
respect any programmed altitude
constraints (unrestricted descent)
*DES MODE HONORS VERTICAL TRACK ;OP DES HONORS
TARGET AIRSPEED*

10

Identify the Takeoff V
speeds presented on
the speed tape

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11

What does the S
Speed represent
during a takeoff or
go-around?

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During
Acceleration:
Slat retraction
speed.
OR
Lowest speed to
select Flaps to “0”

12

What does this Green Dot
represent?

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The best lift over drag speed (L/D)
Also the Minimum Maneuvering
Speed in the CLEAN configuration
*Appears when aircraft is in a clean configuration*

13

Based on the speed tape as
shown, which symbol
represents the maximum
speed to extend flaps from
position 2 to 3?

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The Amber “=“
represents Vfe next
or the maximum
speed to extend to
the next flap position

14

What does the F Speed
represent during deceleration
on approach?

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F Speed is the minimum
maneuvering speed with the
Flaps in either Config 2 or 3
During Deceleration:
Green Dot= Min Maneuvering Speed Clean
S- Speed= Min Maneuvering Speed Flap Config 1
F- Speed= Min Maneuvering Speed Flap Config 2/3

With “managed speed” and Auto Thrust engaged, the
above speeds are the lowest speeds (Vls) the A/Thr will
slow the aircraft.

15

▪ What do each of these 3 speed
indications mean?
▪ Top of amber line
▪ Top of black and amber strip
▪ Top of solid red strip
▪ Based on this display, what
flight control law is the aircraft
in?

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16

▪ What do each of these 2 speed
indications mean?
▪ Top of amber line
▪ Top of red and black strip
▪ Based on this display, what
flight control law is the aircraft
in?

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17

If an evacuation is initiated from the Cabin, what
indications would we have on the Flight Deck?

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The signal will only be apparent in the Flight
Deck and the alert will only sound in the Flight
Deck for 3 seconds, the EVAC light flashes.

18

If your ACP failed, how would you communicate?

On overhead panel (below Circuit Breakers)
Switch the “Audio Switching” Knob as follows:
CAPT ACP Failed: Audio Switching Knob to CAPT
3
FO ACP Failed: Audio Switching Know to FO 3
This allows for own acoustic equipment use via
Jumpseater ACP