Please explain company basic policy
Policies for High Quality Operations:
- Ensure safety
- Achieve max efficiency
- Maintain schedule
- Passenger comfort
- Conduct flight based on policy above
- Any disagreement, use safer option
- If either think the flight is unsuitable, DON’T GO!
- Captain has final responsibility for safety
- Dispatcher supports captain using personnel, equipment & authorities so that flights are safe & efficient
- Do not fly if crew members are unfit for duty
- Except for the occurrence of a problem or hindrance, where there is a serious doubt that the airplane can fly safely, it is safer to continue the take-off than to reject it from a point near V1
Points to note:
- Decision is left to the Captain’s best judgement
- Engine failure with thrust loss, or a take-off warning that would render the airplane unflyable prior to V1: reject takeoff
- Over EGT or engine fire without thrust loss near V1: continue takeoff
- Malfunctions such as tyre or anti-skid failure can hinder braking performance during an RTO
Explain stabilised approach
- Enhance situational awareness through monitoring
- Avoid configuration changes providing more time to respond to ATC, weather changes and system operation
- Assists in making go-around / missed approach decision
- Provides margin for landing performance by ensuring correct touchdown speed & point Stabilised by 1,000’ AFE with Landing Checklist completed
- 1,000’ not mandatory, but should be stabilised asap
Lost communication procedure
- Continue the climb to the assigned altitude or MEA, whichever is higher
- In a radar environment: 7 mins after 7600 set, OR 7 minutes at MEA, continue climb to the filed cruising altitude
- Non-radar environment: After passing a reporting point which cannot be reported, wait 20 mins then climb to the filed altitude
Lost communication procedure NRT?
Why should you keep the VORs in Auto?
- FMC tunes VORs and DMEs for position updating
- Can only be in auto when HSI in MAP or PLAN mode
In flight, can you change cost index? What is the range?
- ANA range: 20 - 200 (20 40 73 110 150 200)
- B767 range: 0 - 999, but do not use
Seven scenarios for emergency landing? Any other scenarios?
- Engine Failure / Fire
- Smoke / Fire / Fumes in cabin
- One hydraulic system remaining
- One AC power source remaining
- Altimeter problem (contact ATC immediately for instructions)
- NNC contains “Plan to land at the nearest suitable airport”
- Any other situations where continued flight safety affected
How many memory item checklists?
Can you explain all eight memory item checklists?
Warning letter to passengers: who issues warning? Who signs letter?
- Chief Purser issues letter, signed by the captain
- Not mandatory if it may make the situation worse
Three types of passenger behavior?
- Category 1, 2 and 3 behavior
Category 1 passenger behavior?
- Current laws (e.g. criminal law) Hijacking / damaging aircraft
- Violence against crew/passengers
- Damage to property
- Leads to Warning, Restraint, Police, etc
Category 2 passenger behavior?
- Aviation Law (73-4)
- Tampering with exit or emergency doors
- Smoking in lavatory
- Disturbing crew from duties
- Using electrical device (e.g. phone)
- Not wearing seatbelt when ordered
- Not positioning seat back / table / footrest
- Leaving baggage in aisle
- Operating, moving or damaging emergency equipment
- Leads to prohibition order
Category 3 passenger behavior?
- Aviation Law, but not to be punished
- Smoking in non-smoking area except lavatory
- Shouting or making unreasonable noise
- Leads to warning
Prohibition order? Who issues it and when?
- If the passenger’s behaviour corresponds to “Behaviours subject to prohibition order” (Category 2)
- Passenger continues behaviour after explanation from cabin attendant
- Captain orders chief purser to issue prohibition order
Please explain three phases of Search and Rescue
- Uncertainty phase
- Alert phase
- Distress phase
Where is SAR control centre?
- Haneda Airport
Please explain TCAS RA. What phraseology is used?
- Follow RA immediately (unless unsafe)
- Stall warnings, alerts and GPWS have priority over RA
- Visual traffic may not be the one causing RA
- RA takes priority over ATC
- Do not move opposite to RA
- As soon as possible, notify the appropriate ATC unit of any RA as follows:
- "TCAS RA"
- "CLEAR OF CONFLICT, RETURNING TO (assigned clearance)"
- "CLEAR OF CONFLICT, (assigned clearance) RESUMED”
- If unable to comply with ATC instruction "UNABLE, TCAS RA"
- File a report post-flight!
Please explain CMV
- Converted Meteorological Visibility
- Substitute for RVR when RVR not available
- Calculated by factoring reported met. vis.
- Depends on daytime or nighttime
- Can be used for straight in NPA or CAT I ONLY
Cannot be used:
- CAT II/III
- Alternate airport
Minimum: Cat I: 800m NPA: 1200 - 2000m. See table
Weather / terrain issues at NRT
- Seasonal weather
- Fuji / mountain waves
Signs of volcanic ash in IMC?
- Checklist (180° turn, reduce power etc.)
What action should you take if you encounter volcanic ash on short final?
- Don’t use wipers
- Consider go-around if you lose visibility
Explain the volcanic ash checklist
Explain the derated thrust settings
- TO1: max thrust derate 95% (300), 90% (ER)
TO2: max thrust derate 85% (300), 80% (ER)
TO2: max thrust derate 85% (300), 80% (ER)
ABV 10,000ft Derated thrust gradually changes to reach full CLB thrust by:
(300) 12,000ft. The 1 or 2 annunciation disappears from the display by 12,500ft
(300ER,F) 30,000ft. The 1 annunciation disappears by 30,500ft The 2 annunciation remains until either flaps are extended or GA
Explain takeoff segments. Requirements for 2 engine aircraft?
Why do you need to make accurate Standard Callouts?
Please explain cruise settings (Econ, MRC, LRC)
How do you handle blind passengers?
- 1 attendant can escort max 2 blind people
- 1 blind person can travel with max. 1 guide dog (treated as 1 attendant)
- Seat assignment not in an exit row
- Attendant (including dog) assigned to the adjacent seat
- First to board, last to deplane
- Limit on max. blind people: No limit at all to/from US
- Otherwise, only limited by passenger handling capacity if no attendants on board
What is a flight deck observer weight? Always 170 lbs?