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What do you see if DMC 1, 2 or 3 fail?

"Invalid Data" on PFD & ND.


What happens if the UPPER ECAM screen fails?

Engine/Warning page replaces System/Status page on lower DU.


What should you do if both ECAM Screens fail?

ECAM/ND XFR, to display the E/WD on a ND.

Push and hold the related system page P/B on ECAM control panel for 3 mins max to show on ND.


What happens if the Capt’s LEFT EFIS screen fails? How can the ND be displayed?

If a PFDU fails, the system auto transfers the PFD image to the NDU.


What happens when an ADVISORY is triggered?

Automatic call of the relevant system page on the S/D. the affected parameter pulses green. No aural.


What indications follow a level 1 caution?

Caution (amber) on E/WD without procedure.
No chime.
Crew awareness, system degradation resulting in a loss of redundancy.
E.g. CPC is level 1.


What indications follow a level 2 caution?

Master cautions (steady, amber)
Single chime.
Caution message on E/WD.
Auto call of the relevant system page on the S/D.
E.g. engine failure


What indications follow a level 3 warning?

Master WARN light flashing (red).
Continue, repetitive chime, sound or voice
Warning message (red) on E/WD.
Call of system page on the S/D.
E.g. engine fire.


What is meant by Independent, Primary, or Secondary failures?

Independent: affects an isolated system without degrading the others, e.g. a pump.
Underlined failure(s) on ECAM.

Primary: cost the aircraft the use of other systems, e.g. an engine failure.
Displayed as a boxed failure/title.

Secondary: loss of systems, result of a primary failure, e.g. hydraulics.
* Failure displayed on bottom RHS of E/WD.


What does a downward pointing arrow at the bottom or the EWD or STS S.D. signify?

The information has overflowed off the screen.
Press the clear button to scroll down.


What is the meaning of: T/O (or LAND) INHIBIT (magenta memo)? When are they displayed?

Avoid alerting crew during high workload.
T/O: phases 3-5 (1st ENG T/O power til 1500’RA or 2’ after T/O).
LDG: phases 7-8 (800’ til 80kts).


When does the LDG MEMO appear on the EWD?

Below 2000’RA until 80kts after touchdown.


When does the T/O MEMO appear on the EWD?

2mins after 2nd engine start, or
At least 1 engine running when T/O config button pressed.
Disappears at T/O thrust application.
Won’t warn the crew if only 1 engine started for T/O til T/O thrust selected.


With one ECAM screen failed, how is an ADV shown?

[ADV] shown on bottom half of screen
an advisory message appears on the upper part of the EWD associated key on the ECAM control panel flashes to identify the appropriate system page.


What happens to the SD when the Gear is extended on Finals?

Wheel page appears.


During APU start, what happens to the SD?

The APU page appears, until "N">95% for >10secs or switched off.


What causes the FLT CTLS SD to appear automatically on taxi-out?

Sidestick >3degrees in pitch or roll, rudder >22degrees.


What causes the ENG SD to be Auto-called on T/O?

1st ENG T/O power.


When is the STS S.D. automatically called (other than during an ECAM drill)?

When "Flaps 1" selected (slats) unless the STS page is empty.


What happens on the ECP (ECAM Control Panel) if a system is manually called?

Relevant system pb illuminates until deselected.


Pressing the RCL button, for LESS than 3 seconds, does what?

Recalls all previously cleared alerts (via the CLR button) that are still active.


Pressing the RCL button, for MORE than 3 seconds, does what?

Recalls all previously cleared alerts (via the CLR button or the EMER CANC) that are still active.


What happens if the STS button is pressed on a fully serviceable aircraft?

Displays the status page.
Shows ‘normal’ for 3 seconds.


What is the effect of pressing the T/O CONFIG button?

Test that simulates takeoff power being set. Triggers a warning if the aircraft is not in T/O config.


How does the ALL button work?

The SD successively displays all the system pages at 3 second intervals.
"All" button is powered with an independent circuit meaning that it should still work with an ECP failure.


In single ECAM screen operation, how can a S.D. be displayed? And for how long?

Up to 3mins by pushing and holding the system page P/B (simulates button stuck), even holding longer, disappears after 3mins.


When should the EMER CANC button be used?

To suppress spurious (NOT NUISANCE) all master cautions + some warnings.


What do the various colours signify on the pushbutton switches on the overhead panel?

Amber - Indicates a system that has failed.
Be aware, but no immediate action.
Blue - Normal operation of a temporarily selected system.
Green - System operating normally.
Red - Failure that may require an immediate corrective action.
White - Abnormal position of a pb switch or maintenance or test result indication.


Which screens do DMC 1 & 2 supply?

DMC 1: CP's PFD, ND & ECAM (both upper and lower)

DMC 2: FO's PFD & ND.

(MSN Dependent)


What action should you take if you get an ECAM Advisory?

Consult the QRH "ECAM Advisory Conditions" table.