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2

Max runway slope

+/- 2%

3

Max runway altitude

9200’

4

Nominal runway width

45m

Min cleared width 30m in some cases

5

Max crosswind demonstrated

38 knots (gust included)

6

Max tailwind for takeoff A321

BR, BT, BU - 15 knots
Rest - 10 knots

7

Max tailwind for takeoff A320

10 knots

8

Max tailwind for landing A320/1

10 knots

9

Max wind for pax door operation

65 knots

10

Load Acceleration Limits

Clean configuration -1g to +2.5g
Slats or flaps extended 0g to +2.0g
Slats extended and flaps retracted 0g to +2.0g

11

Max Operating Speeds (Vmo/Mmo)

- Vmo 350 knots
- Mmo 0.82 Mach

12

Turbulent air penetration speed A320

- Below FL200, maintain 250 knots.
- At or above FL200, maintain 275 knots / 0.76 Mach.

13

Turbulent air penetration speed A321

- Below FL200, maintain 270 knots.
- At or above FL200, maintain 300 knots / 0.76 Mach.

14

Max Flaps/Slats Extended Speeds (Vfe) A320

1- 230 Knots
1+F- 215 Knots
2- 200 Knots
3- 185 Knots
F- 177 Knots

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Max Flaps/Slats Extended Speeds (Vfe) A321

1- 235 Knots
1+F- 225 Knots
2- 215 Knots
3- 195 Knots
F- 190 Knots

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Max speed with landing gear extended
(VLE)

280 knots / 0.67 Mach

17

Max landing gear extension speed
(VLO Extension)

250 knots

18

Max landing gear retraction speed
(VLO Retraction)

220 knots

19

Max altitude landing gear may be extended

FL250

20

Tires Max ground speed

195 knots

21

Max speed for windshield wiper in use

230 knots

22

A320/A321 Taxi Speed

Max speed during a turn if weight > 76,000 = 20 knots

23

Max Design Manoeuvring Speed (Va)

Va = 0.78 Mach (above 30,000 pressure altitude)
Refer to chart for lower altitudes.

24

Cabin Pressure
Max positive differential pressure
Max negative differential pressure

+8.6 psi
-1.0 psi

25

Ram Air (limitation)

Only open the ram air inlet if differential pressure is lower than 1.0 psi.

26

Ground Air Conditioning
Low Pressure Ground Unit
(Limitations)

- Do not use conditioned air simultaneously from PACK and LP ground unit (to avoid chattering of non-return valves).
- Airflow supplied by the ground cart shall not exceed 2.6 lbs/s.

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Ground Air Conditioning
High Pressure Ground Unit
(Limitations)

- Do not use HP ground unit when the APU is supplying bleed air to avoid bleed system damage.
- An HP ground unit may be used for air conditioning provided the air supply is confirmed to be free from oil contamination.

28

Min height for autopilot engagement

- Takeoff with SRS mode 100’ AGL
- Takeoff w/o SRS mode 900’ AGL
- Go-around 100’ AGL

29

Min height for autopilot disengagement

ILS autolanding
- Certified to remain engaged


ILS Approach (when CAT2 or CAT3 is not displayed on the FMA)
- 160’ AGL


Straight in non-precision approach
- Applicable Minimum


Circling manoeuvre
- Applicable Circling MDA -100'

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Limitation on use of certain AP or FD modes

Use of AP or FD in OP DES or DES mode is not authorized during approach below minimums or 500' (A319/A320), 900’ (A321), whichever is higher.

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Engine Inoperative Approaches
(limitations on these approaches)

A320 OEI CAT 2 or 3A Autolands ARE approved in config FULL.

A321 OEI in config 3 or FULL

32

When can NAV mode be used in the terminal area?

NAV mode may be used in the terminal area, provided:
- GPS PRIMARY is available,
- HIGH accuracy is displayed, or
- Navaid raw data is monitored.

33

Glideslope angle for autoland

Within -2.5° to -3.15° (A320/A321)

34

Max wind for autoland

Based on surface wind reports incl. gusts.
- Tailwind 10 knots
- Crosswind 15 knots
- Headwind 30 knots

35

Generator / TR Limitation

Max continuous load:
Generator: 100% (90 kVA)
TR: 200 A

36

Max altitude with flaps and/or slats extended

20,000'

37

Fuel Temperature

For Jet A only, if TAT reaches -34°C, monitor ECAM FUEL page that fuel temp. remains warmer than -36°C.

38

Fuel Management Limitations

- Takeoff using the center tank is prohibited.
- Center tanks must be emptied before the wing tanks under normal conditions.
- Min quantity for take off: 1500Kg

39

Hydraulic operating pressure

3000 psi +/- 200 psi

40

Max brake temperature for takeoff (brake fans off)

300°C

41

Parking Brake Limitation

Do not set EPR above 1.19 on both engines with the parking brake on.

42

APU Start Limitations (cycles)

The APU starter duty cycle is 3 consecutive start attempts. After the third start attempt, wait 60 minutes before attempting 3 more cycles.

43

Limitation on bleed extraction from the APU

Air bleed extraction from the APU for wing and anti-ice is not permitted.

44

APU start envelope with normal A/C power supply

APU may be started and operated up to max certified pressure altitude of 39,000'.

45

Max altitude for battery assisted APU start
(emergency electrical configuration)

FL250

46

Max altitude for APU bleed extraction

- FL200 with one pack operating
- FL150 with two packs operating

47

Powerplant Time / EGT Limits - Starting

No time limit / 725°C EGT

48

Powerplant Time / EGT Limits
Takeoff and Go-Around
A319/A320

5 min (10 min if one engine failed) / 950°C

49

Powerplant
Time / EGT Limits
Takeoff and Go-Around
A321

5 min (10 min if one engine failed) / ???°C

50

Powerplant
Time / EGT Limits
Maximum Continuous (MCT)

Unlimited / 915°C

51

Powerplant
Min oil temp prior to exceeding idle

-10°C
A320. Check for 321

52

Powerplant
Min oil temp prior to takeoff

50°C
A320. Check for 321

53

Powerplant
Max continuous oil temp

140°C
A320. Check for 321

54

Powerplant
Max transient oil temp

155°C (15 min)
A320. Check for 321

55

Powerplant
Min starting oil temp

-40°C
A320. Check for 321

56

Powerplant
Min oil quantity

11qts + est. consumption (~0.3 qt/hr)

57

Powerplant
Min oil pressure

60 psi
A320. Check for both 320/1

58

Power plant starter limitations

4 consecutive cycles: each max of 2 minutes
Pause between start attempts: 20 seconds.
Cooling period, following 4 starts attempts: 15 minutes.
No running engagement of the starter, when N2 is above 20% on ground???, or ???% in flight.

CHECK 321

59

Reverse Thrust Limitations

- Not permitted in flight.
- Not permitted to back up the aircraft.
- Max reverse should not be used < 70 knots or when airspeed starts to fluctuate.

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Reduced Thrust Takeoff Limitations

1. Thrust reduction must not exceed 25% of the full rated takeoff thrust. To meet the requirement, the flexible temperature must not be higher than ISA +53 for A320, and ISA +??? for A321.
2. The assumed temperature must not be lower than the flat rating temperature, or the actual OAT.
3. Takeoff at reduced thrust is not permitted on contaminated runways.

61

Powerplant Starting
Crosswind Operation on Ground

Engine is capable of starting in crosswinds up to 35 knots.

62

Limitation on use of electrical outlets

Use of aircraft electrical outlets is prohibited during takeoff and landing.

63

What emergency equipment items are located in the cockpit?

- 4 Oxygen Masks/Smoke Goggles
- 4 Life jackets
- 4 Fire fighting items:
   - Crash Axe
   - Halon Fire Extinguisher
   - PBE
   - Gloves
- 2 Escape Ropes
- 2 Flashlights

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Maximum Wind for Cargo Door operation

40 Knots (and door must be closed before it exceeds 65 Knots)

65

Maximum Speed with Flight Deck Window Open

200 Knots

66

Minimum Height for use of AP with only CAT I displayed

160 FT AGL

67

Maximum Outer Tank Fuel Imbalance

525Kgs

68

Maximum Inner Tank Fuel Imbalance

1500Kgs

-Center tanks must be used first
-Do not takeoff using center tank fuel

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APU Limitations

Max Altitude for dual pack operations

15000 FT

70

APU Limitations

Maximum Altitude for Engine Start Assist using APU Bleed Air

20000 FT

71

APU Limitations


Maximum Altitude Single Pack operations

20,00 FT

72

Can you use the APU Bleed aire for Wing anti-icing?

No

73

Engine Limitations

Minimum Oil Temperature for Starting

-40 degrees C

74

Engine Limitations

Minimum Oil Temperature for Takeoff

-10 degrees C

75

Engine Limitations

Minimum Oil Quantity for Departure

9.5 Quarts + 0.5/Hour of Flight

76

Engine Limitations

Max Number of consecutive Start Cycles.

4 Cycles

77

Engine Limitations

Minimum Cooling Period after 4 Cycles

15 minutes

78

Engine Limitations

Maximum duration of a Start Cycle

2 minutes

79

Engine Limitations

Minimum Pause between Start Attempts

20 Seconds

80

Engine Limitations

Maximum N2 for Running re-engagement of Starter

20%

81

Engine Limitations

Speed below which maximum reverse thrust should not be used

70 Knots

82

A320 max TAXI weight
212's NX/CD/BB

77,400Kgs

83

A320 Max TAXI weight
214'S BK/JK

75,900Kgs

84

A320 max TAKE OFF weight
212's NX/CD/BB

77,000Kgs

85

A320 Max TAKE OFF weight
214'S BK/JK

75,500Kgs

86

A320 Max LANDING weight

64,500Kgs

87

A320 Max ZERO FUEL weight

61,000Kgs

88

A320 MINIMUM weight

37,230Kgs

89

A321 Max TAXI weight

89,400Kgs

90

A321 Max TAKE OFF weight

89,000Kgs

91

A321 Max LANDING weight

75,500Kgs

92

A321 Max ZERO FUEL weight

71,500Kgs

93

A321 MINIMUM weight

47,500Kgs

94

A321-ACT Max TAXI weight

93,400Kgs

95

A321-ACT Max TAKE OFF weight

93,000Kgs

96

A321-ACT Max LANDING weight

77,800Kgs

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A321-ACT Max ZERO FUEL weight

73,800Kgs

98

A321-ACT Max MINIMUM weight

??????

99

What is the maximum fuel temperature ?

54°C

100

What is the maximum allowed asymmetry between feed tank pairs ?

3000 kg / 6600 lb

101

What is the minimum fuel quantity for take off ?

1500 kg / 3307 lb

102

What the maximum allowed fuel imbalance ?

530 kg / 1168 lb

103

What is the minimum fuel temperature for JET A1?

-43°C