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Working With the Pmdg B747 FMC

Working With the Pmdg B747 FMC

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FMC USER’S MANUAL 12 - 1PMDG 747-400 AOMDO NO DUPLICATERevision 26JUL05
FLIGHT MANAGEMENT COMPUTERTABLE OF CONTENTS
SUBJECTPAGE
FLIGHT MANAGEMENT COMPUTER................................................................5
Overview.................................................................................................................................5The FMCs................................................................................................................................5CDU........................................................................................................................................6
DISPLAY SCREEN..............................................................................................6
CDU Display............................................................................................................................6Title Line..................................................................................................................................6Data Lines...............................................................................................................................6Scratchpad..............................................................................................................................6Line Select Keys......................................................................................................................6 Annunciators............................................................................................................................7Function and Mode Keys.........................................................................................................7
FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM INTERNAL FUNCTIONS.............................8
Performance Management.......................................................................................................8Navigation Management..........................................................................................................8Guidance Management............................................................................................................9Thrust Management.................................................................................................................9
FMC DISPLAY PAGES ACCESSED WITH MODE KEYS.................................10
Overview...............................................................................................................................10MENU Key.............................................................................................................................10INIT REF Key........................................................................................................................11INIT/REF INDEX KEY DISPLAY DIAGRAM...........................................................................12RTE Key................................................................................................................................13DEP/ARR Key.......................................................................................................................13EXEC Key.............................................................................................................................13NEXT PAGE/PREV PAGE Keys............................................................................................13NAV RAD Key.......................................................................................................................14PROG Key.............................................................................................................................14VNAV Key.............................................................................................................................14
FLIGHT MANAGEMENT COMPUTER INITIALIZATION...................................16
Overview...............................................................................................................................16Conventions..........................................................................................................................16Required Entry Boxes............................................................................................................16Crew Data Entry/Selection Lines............................................................................................16Down-selection/Up-selection..................................................................................................16
 
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PRE-FLIGHT FMC INITIALIZATION PROCESS...............................................17
Overview...............................................................................................................................17IDENT Page..........................................................................................................................17POS INIT Page......................................................................................................................18RTE Page..............................................................................................................................19PERF INIT Page....................................................................................................................20
BUILDING A FLIGHT PLAN..............................................................................22
Overview...............................................................................................................................22Conventions..........................................................................................................................22RTE Page..............................................................................................................................22Using Airways to define a route..............................................................................................23 A Defined Airway Segment....................................................................................................23Using Navigation Database Waypoints...................................................................................23SELECT DESIRED WPT page...............................................................................................23RTE Page Variable Modes.....................................................................................................24RTE LEGS Page....................................................................................................................24Maximum Number of Flight Plan Legs....................................................................................26
DEFINING AND USING CUSTOM WAYPOINTS...............................................27
Overview...............................................................................................................................27Navigation Fix Entry...............................................................................................................27FMC Navigation Database Defined Waypoints.......................................................................27 Along Track Waypoints..........................................................................................................27Place Bearing/Distance Waypoints.........................................................................................28Course Intersection (Place Bearing/Place Bearing) Waypoints...............................................29Latitude/Longitude Waypoints................................................................................................29SELECT DESIRED WPT Page..............................................................................................30
FMC ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE PROCEDURES..................................................32
DEP/ARR INDEX Page..........................................................................................................32DEPARTURES Page.............................................................................................................32 ARRIVALS Page....................................................................................................................33Changing a SID/STAR/RWY..................................................................................................34
FMC FLIGHT PLAN MODIFICATION................................................................35
Overview...............................................................................................................................35Direct-To................................................................................................................................35Intercept Course....................................................................................................................35Inserting A Navigation Fix......................................................................................................37Deleting a Navigation Fix:......................................................................................................37
FMC TAKEOFF PROCEDURES........................................................................39
Overview...............................................................................................................................39THRUST LIM Page................................................................................................................39TAKEOFF REF Page.............................................................................................................40
 
FMC USER’S MANUAL 12 - 3PMDG 747-400 AOMDO NO DUPLICATERevision 26JUL05
FMC CLIMB OPERATIONS...............................................................................43
Overview...............................................................................................................................43CLB Page..............................................................................................................................43FMC Climb Profile Logic........................................................................................................44FMC Climb / MCP Altitude Selector Interaction......................................................................44Constraint Deletion................................................................................................................45Level Off/Resume Climb........................................................................................................45Cruise Altitude Changes........................................................................................................45
FMC CRUISE OPERATIONS.............................................................................46
Overview...............................................................................................................................46CRZ Page..............................................................................................................................46Step Climb Operations...........................................................................................................48Cruise Altitude Modification....................................................................................................48
FMC DESCENT OPERATIONS.........................................................................49
Overview...............................................................................................................................49CRZ Page..............................................................................................................................49DES Page..............................................................................................................................49DESCENT FORECASTS Page..............................................................................................50Descent Profile Logic.............................................................................................................51FMC Descent / MCP Altitude Selector Interaction...................................................................51
FMC APPROACH PROCEDURES....................................................................52
Overview...............................................................................................................................52 APPROACH REF Page.........................................................................................................52
FMC RADIO OPERATIONS...............................................................................53
Overview...............................................................................................................................53NAV RADIO Page..................................................................................................................53FMC Position Updating Logic.................................................................................................54
FMC FLIGHT REFERENCE AND CREW SUPPORT........................................55
Overview...............................................................................................................................55POS REF Page.....................................................................................................................55PROGRESS Pages...............................................................................................................55RTE DATA Pages..................................................................................................................57WINDS Page.........................................................................................................................58SID/STARs............................................................................................................................58Minor SID/STAR differences..................................................................................................58

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