©2001-2003 Eric MARCIANO

These Airbus panels have been designed to be used with Airbus A320 and A330 series aircrafts. For the A340 panel, please have a look at my web site, or go directly to the A340 specific page: http://emarciano.free.fr/A340/ The panels have been developed and tested with the following aircrafts:

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A320 from Project Airbus, the best freeware A320 available today (http://avsim.com/projectairbus/) A320 from Precision-Sim Designs (http://www.precision-simdesigns.com/) A330 from Project Opensky, the best A330 (http://www.projectopensky.com/)

These panels have been developed to be as realistic as possible. Regarding the FS2002 capabilities, I have tried to find the best compromise between the best possible realism and what FS2002 can offer. I have also kept in mind the ease of use, I want my panels to be as pleasant to use as possible. They are optimized for a 1024x768 screen resolution, and can be used with any other resolution. Requirements: These panels include advanced features. For this reason, they require some additional software:

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Credits:

FSUIPC version 2.87 or higher, by Pete Dowson (http://www.schiratti.com/dowson.html) DirectX 8.0 or higher

Many thanks to all the people who helped me in designing these panels:

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Stefan Leppek, who provided the beautiful background images Tony D'Ambrosio, developer of NavData, who allowed me to use his navigation databases Project Airbus team, Trevor, Gianmarco, Simone, and all the others... Pete Dowson, for his help and his great tool FSUIPC Peter Skotte and Mattias Nordin for their help on graphics FPDA Group for their gauges and sounds

Disclaimer The included files have been tested and have been determined not to be harmful. However, the author is not responsible for any direct, consequential or indirect damage these files may cause to you and your computer. Use entirely at your own risk. These panels are FREEWARE. These files are strictly for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any redistribution, repackaging or reselling of these files in any form is expressly prohibited without the written permission of the author. All the FPDA gauges and sounds are the property of the FPDA group.

Support These panels are 100% freeware. No support is provided for their use. If you have any problem, read this documentation carefully. For further information, have a look at my web site: http://emarciano.free.fr, and go to the FAQ section. You will find answers to the most common questions. No support will be provided by e-mail.

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Installation.................................................................................................... 5 Panel Usage .................................................................................................. 7 Global Layout ................................................................................................ 8 PFD - Primary Flight Display ...........................................................................10 Layout .....................................................................................................10 Flight Mode Anunciator ...............................................................................10 Airspeed section ........................................................................................11 Altitude section .........................................................................................12 Heading section .........................................................................................13 Attitude indicator .......................................................................................13 ILS section ...............................................................................................14 Altimeter setting........................................................................................14 ND - Navigation Display .................................................................................15 Layout .....................................................................................................15 Navaid and Airport Display ..........................................................................16 Route display ............................................................................................16 Navigation ................................................................................................17 LS mode (Rose) .....................................................................................17 VOR mode (Rose) ...................................................................................17 NAV mode (Rose) ...................................................................................17 ARC mode (Arc) .....................................................................................18 PLAN mode............................................................................................18 TCAS .......................................................................................................18 EFIS Control Panel ........................................................................................19 FCU - Flight Control Unit ................................................................................20 Selection and Management .........................................................................20 FCU features .............................................................................................20 Autopilot Activation.................................................................................20 Speed and Auto-Throttle..........................................................................21 Heading / Course mode ...........................................................................21 Wing Leveler..........................................................................................21 Altitude mode ........................................................................................21 Vertical Speed........................................................................................21 LOC and APPR modes..............................................................................22 Autoland ..................................................................................................22 MCDU - Multi-Control Display Unit ...................................................................23 Layout .....................................................................................................23 Pages.......................................................................................................23 MENU Page............................................................................................23 AIDS Page.............................................................................................24 CONFIG Page .........................................................................................24 INIT Page..............................................................................................24 F-PLAN Page ..........................................................................................25 AIRPORT INFORMATION Page...................................................................25 PROG Page ............................................................................................26 WIND Page............................................................................................26 STATUS Page - On ground .......................................................................26 STATUS Page - Climb ..............................................................................27 STATUS Page - Cruise .............................................................................27 STATUS Page - Descent...........................................................................27 E/WD - Engine / Warning Display ....................................................................28 General Layout..........................................................................................28 Message Display - Left part .........................................................................29

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............................................................................55 Keyboard Usage ...................................................................................................................56 Checklist................................................................................................................44 Keyboard .........................39 Parking Brakes ................................................................................................48 A Typical Flight ................40 Engine Starters ......................................37 Transponder (XPNDR) ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................44 ELAC Computer .........................................................41 Overhead ...................................55 Cross Feed.......................................................................................................................................43 ADIRS ...34 Landing Gear and Autobrake ..........................38 Spoilers and Flaps ..................................42 Fuel Pumps....................................................................55 Virtual Cockpit.....................Checklists ...55 Frequently Asked Questions.........................................................................................................................46 Stall Warning ......................................................................................42 Light switches and Signs .................................................................................................................Message Display .................................................................................................................41 Engine Start Procedure...............................34 Main Panel ........................................................36 Page Keys ...........................................35 Clock ...............................49 Known Bugs ..........................................................................................................42 Anti-ice ...............................................................................................................................................................................................41 Engine Shutdown Procedure...............................................36 DDRMI .........................................................................................................................................35 Navigation Chrono ........................................................36 Radio.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................32 Other instruments ....................45 Fine Tuning the Airbus Gauges...................................................................................................................................................34 Standby Instruments .....34 Flight Director & Landing System ...................58 4 ...47 Radio Altitude ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................39 Rudder Trim .......................................38 Audio Selector ......34 Barometric Setting......................38 Operating the flaps .............46 Flap positions ...................................................................................................................................................................36 Pedestal ..................................39 Throttles ..........................................................30 Message Display ................................................................................................48 Autobrake...30 SD (System Display) ............Right part ...............42 Electrical Panel................................................................................................................

Step 1. FSUIPC must absolutely be installed before any Airbus panel is used. rename the file PA_panel. Warning: Do NOT move the sound files into the Sound sub-directory of your aircraft.Installation The installation procedure is easy if you follow carefully all the steps described here. Step 1. A specific version of the panel is provided for the excellent Project Airbus A320 aircraft. It is not necessary to overwrite existing files.cfg (and erase the existing panel. if your aircraft directory is A320_PA. Read the FSUIPC documentation for more information.3 .Move all the files contained in the Sound sub-directory into your FS2002\Sound directory.The Doc sub-directory contains the HTML documentation.4 .zip in a temporary directory. it is located in your FS2002\Aircrafts\A320_PA directory.Move all the files contained in the Modules sub-directory into your FS2002\Modules directory.zip or A330v22.Panel Installation Step 1. version 2. FS2002 will crash when the panel is loaded. Step 1 . Otherwise.Move all the files contained in the Gauges sub-directory into your FS2002\Gauges directory.2 . This directory contains a Panel subdirectory.5 . you should find the following sub-directories: • • • • • Doc Gauges Modules Panel Sound Step 1.dll into your FS2002\Modules directory.Unzip the panel file A320v22. In this directory. Move all the files here. Download it and install it simply by copying the file FSUIPC. It is developed by Pete Dowson (Thanks again.87 or higher. Pete!) and it can be downloaded on his website. To use this specific version. This is your target directory. look into your panel directory.6 . and overwrite existing files if necessary. Step 1. Step 2 . For example.Requirements The Airbus panels require the module FSUIPC.cfg into panel. You can overwrite existing files. Step 0 . You can move it wherever you want on your computer.Move all the files contained in the Panel sub-directory into the panel directory of the aircraft you want to fly with this panel.NavData Installation 5 . Step 1.cfg file if necessary).1 .

The Navigation Data provided in this package is freeware. In FS2002. load the aircraft that uses this panel. the navigation display will work. For more help on this package.zip in a temporary directory. and Tony d'Ambrosio was very nice and gave me his authorization to use this data for my panels.exe and follow the instructions. Step 2.Unzip nd2k_13. And now. The installation of this package is necessary for my navigation display which shows navaid and airport information. enjoy!! 6 . If you don't install it.2 . Step 2.3 . The End. Step 2. you can contact Tony d'Ambrosio. I thank him for this. At the end of this procedure.. The panel is ready to be used.1 .exe. you should have a directory called NavData in you FS2002 directory.launch setup.The NavData package was developed by Tony d'Ambrosio for his RealCRT gauges. it is available on my website.Download the file nd2k_13. and you should see it appear.zip. check that navaids and airports are visible on the ND. To make sure the NavData package is correctly installed. but no navaid will be visible. If you can't find it. you should find a file called setup. The installation procedure is finished for you. you don't need to install the NavData package as it is already used by these gauges.. In this directory. If you already use the RealCRT gauges. It is finished.

Engine/Warning Display. To have a global illustration on the way these instruments are supposed to be used together during a flight. Primary Flight Display. etc. explains how to use this advanced computer to manage your flight E/WD. composed of 3 views (front view. explains how this instrument works EFIS CP. 7 . explains how the system display screen can show all the system information. a section dedicated to expert users only. it is separated into several sections: • • • • • • • • • • • • Global Layout. the control panel of the Navigation Display FCU.. which shows how the gauges developed here can be adjusted to work perfectly with your aircraft A typical flight. and illustrates how the check-lists and the instruments can be used Reading all the documentation is highly recommended to take benefits of all the gauges developed for these panels. no question will be answered by e-mail.) Keyboard section describes the use of the keyboard for fast access to panel functions Fine Tuning. overhead panel and pedestal) PFD. For easier reading. clock. explain how the auto-pilot can be used in this panel MCDU. including the FMGC (Flight Management and Guidance Computer). shows all the engine information and system warnings SD. shows the layout of the whole panel. Navigation Display. read the typical flight section. describes all the other instruments (stand-by instruments. Please read it carefully. in combination with the Page Keys Others.Panel Usage This part explains how to use all the features of these panels. Flight Control Unit.. lights. instrument by instrument. System Display. one of the most important display of this panel ND. describes all the steps of a typical flight.

If you look up. The following picture shows the global layout of the 3 views. 8 . which I did because I think those keys are not very easy to use. It also shows the clickable areas (in green) which allow you to change the view from the Front View to the Overhead View or from the Front View to the Pedestal View. or use the corresponding clickable areas. it should appear with the front view. and vice-versa. You must look up to see the overhead panel. and look down is Ctrl-NumPad 5.Global Layout The panel is composed of 3 views: the front view. To display the overhead panel or the pedestal. If you look down to see the pedestal. you see the overhead panel. This panel does not work like most FS2002 panels. you must not use Shift-2 or Shift-3. and you keep seeing outside with a different angle of view. and this is why I implemented it this way. and the legend of the major instruments. the overhead view and the pedestal view. and look down to see the pedestal. you don't see outside the aircraft any more. An FS2002 default key to look up is Ctrl-NumPad 8. You can easily change these key assignments in FS2002. When you load the panel. It works like in the real aircraft.

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autothrottle) Left: the airspeed indicator displays the airspeed in knots and Mach Right: the altitude part shows the altitude and the vertical speed Bottom centre: Heading indicator Bottom left: ILS id and distance Bottom right: Altimeter setting Center: Attitude indicator. 10 . As you will see.Primary Flight Display This is the most important instrument. and a word displayed in light blue indicates a managed mode. Flight Mode Anunciator This part of the PFD is composed of 5 columns. In each column. including Flight Director and Localizer/Glide Slope • • • • • • All these parts are explained in details below. See the FCU section for more details. using several modes for the different steps of the flight. it displays all the necessary information for the flight. a word displayed in green indicates a selected mode. You can almost fly the whole flight with this single instrument. It is amazing.PFD . it displays so many information in a clear and compact way. Layout The PFD is composed of several parts: • Top: the Flight Mode Anunciator (FMA) displays information about the flight management (autopilot.

ALT is displayed in light blue. Airspeed section This section is dedicated to the airspeed management. The decision height is the height where you must decide if you land or if you go around. G/S is displayed in green in this column. SPEED appears in light blue. the decision height (in feet) is shown on the 3rd line. the value of the selected airspeed in shown above the speed tape. The second column shows altitude management mode. If Heading is selected on the FCU. NAV appears in light blue. ALT is displayed in green. Several indications are displayed on the speed tape: • • The green circle indicates the ideal speed at which the aircraft should be flown. The triangle shows the selected or managed airspeed. NAV appears in green. depending on its configuration.The first column contains information about speed management. If automatic navigation is engaged to follow the flight plan programmed in the MCDU. this column displays the current throttle status. HDG is displayed in green. A/THR is displayed in blue if the throttle lever is on the CL. Column 3 shows the navigation mode. When auto-thrust is not engaged. The fourth column displays vertical information. If the glide slope mode is engaged for an ILS landing. otherwise it is in light blue. The current airspeed in knots is designated by the yellow line. When an ILS approach is engaged. If the wing leveler is engaged on the FCU. CAT 3 is always displayed. The fifth column displays the automatic modes engaged: • • • AP1 for the main autopilot 1FD2 indicates the flight director is engaged A/THR for the autothrottle. If an altitude is selected. If the triangle is not visible on the speed tape. If LOC mode is engaged on the FCU to follow the localizer. the ILS category is displayed here. The decision height is also used by the autopilot to arm the autoland. FLX or TOGA position. If speed mode is managed. LOC is displayed in green in this column. The yellow arrow shows the airspeed prediction that is the airspeed the aircraft will have in 5 seconds • • 11 . to indicate that it is ready to be engaged. SPEED is shown in green. It is colored in purple if the speed mode is not engaged. If normal navigation mode is engaged. If Mach speed is selected. It is displayed in green when engaged. LVL is displayed in green. MACH is shown in green. If auto-thrust is engaged and speed is selected. If altitude is managed. AS FS2002 does not manage this data. Below 2000 feet AGL.

An 'F' is also displayed to indicate the maximum speed for flaps operation. the ground altitude is shown with 2 red bars. To fly safely. As shown here. or you will have an overspeed warning. Below the speed tape. The Yellow bar indicates the maneuver speed. It shows the vertical speed (in thousands of feet per minute) both with a needle and a number showing roughly the number of thousands of feet per minute. The Yellow ladder shows the minimum airspeed. Note: If you fly in a turbulence area. and a risk of damaging the aircraft. Obviously. You should always fly faster than the maneuver speed to avoid any risk of stall. When you are close to the ground. or it is a crash!! • In addition. A little green line is shown to remind you of the speed limit of 250 kts IAS below 10000 feet An 'S' is shown to indicate the maximum speed for slat deployment. you should always make sure that your airspeed is between maneuver speed and maximum speed. The Red ladder indicates the maximum airspeed. You should never fly faster than the maximum speed shown here.• • • • • • if all conditions remain constant. Altitude section The altitude indication works exactly the same way as the speed indication: • • The altitude tape shows the current altitude The autopilot target altitude is displayed above the speed tape or with a triangle moving on the altitude tape. this arrow may jump up and down very quickly. This is a limitation of FS2002. you should never fly below this altitude limit. maximum and maneuver speeds are calculated depending on the aircraft configuration. the vertical speed indicator is located on the right of the altitude tape. 12 . the slats should not be deployed at a speed greater than 230 kts. I can do nothing against this. at which you have a high risk of stall. It is purple if the altitude mode is not engaged or light blue if altitude is selected or managed. Minimum. the airspeed is indicated in Mach. and also make sure that the predicted speed does not goes over these limits. which is the stall speed * 1.3.

and light blue if it is engaged The red cross shows the ILS course selected on the FCU The Track is shown by the green diamond. this attitude indicator also integrates other indicators: • On the top of the attitude indicator. The alpha-floor protection system will never let you pass these limits. where a white cross shows the current position of the stick within its moving limits. • • Attitude indicator The attitude indicator mainly shows the bank and pitch angles of the aircraft. On the bottom part of the attitude indicator. unless you disconnect the ELAC computer which handles the alpha-floor. only when the aircraft is close to the ground (below 2500 feet AGL).Heading section The heading tape shows several information: • • The current heading is shown by the yellow vertical line (center of the heading tape) The heading selected or managed on the FCU is shown by a triangle. the horizontal and vertical bars of the flight director are shown. the protection system of the aircraft will bring it back within the acceptable limits. 2 green symbols show the maximum bank angle limit. Into the attitude indicator itself. If the bank angle is higher than this limit. only visible when the aircraft is on the ground. the 2 green symbols disappear to indicate there is no bank angle limit. drawn in purple if heading mode is not engaged on the FCU. 13 . corrected with the current wind speed and direction. On both sides of the attitude indicator. It is calculated with the current heading. and a bank angle limit: the white double bar shows a bank angle of 30° that should not be passed. if it has been engaged. If you do so. the radio altitude is shown in yellow. In addition. a bank angle indicator shows the current bank angle. The track is the real direction the aircraft is flying. • • • The attitude indicator also has a ground mode (specific to Airbus aircrafts).

14 . is shown only when an ILS signal is received The vertical scale. displayed below the speed tape. with a purple diamond which shows the glideslope deviation The horizontal scale. Altimeter setting Below the altitude tape. an indicator displays the current altimeter setting. STD is shown here.ILS section The ILS information is composed of 3 parts: • • • The ILS name and frequency. It the standard mode is activated. on the right of the attitude indicator. located below the attitude indicator. with a diamond showing the localizer deviation The ILS scales and diamonds are only shown when the LS (landing system) mode is activated on the glareshield panel.

with potential alerts if they are too close. the selected navaid information is displayed on the left for navaid 1. VOR. On the top left corner. the green diamond shows the actual track.Navigation Display The ND is the main instrument for navigation. The ND has 5 display modes: LS. Just like on the PFD. with an arrow displaying the wind direction. the navigation chrono is displayed. Layout Description of the different pars of the ND: • The main part of this instrument is composed of the navigation display itself. the navaids and airports located around the aircraft. On the bottom left corner. It is controlled by the CHRONO button located on the glareshield panel. ARC and PLAN. and also includes a TCAS system that shows all the other aircrafts flying around. the ground speed (GS) and the True Air Speed (TAS) are displayed in knots. It displays the route programmed in the FS2002 GPS system. and the blue or magenta triangle shows the heading selected or managed on the FCU. on the right for navaid • • • • 15 . The information shown on the top right part depends on the mode selected on the EFIS control panel (see details below). The wind direction and speed (in knots) are shown just below. NAV. Below the Chrono.ND . located in the center.

VOR1 is represented by a white thin arrow. Route display The route programmed in the GPS system is shown on the ND. For each navaid selected. a vertical scale appears on the right of the ND to show the glideslope deviation. VOR2 or ADF information depending on the selection switches of the EFIS control panel. For airports. a dashed line is drawn on the ND to show the ILS course and to help for establishing on the localizer. and the frequency is displayed if the corresponding option is selected on the MCDU. if available. if available. Otherwise. and the DME measurement is green. it is drawn is yellow. Airport VOR NDB (with its frequency) Intersection If an ILS frequency is set. depending on the range and on the visibility buttons located on the EFIS control panel. the type is displayed with the frequency or the name (if available). VOR2 with a white thick arrow and ADF with a green arrow. They are shown with various symbols. and the arrival waypoint (the last) is shown with a magenta circle. the route is displayed in green. with all its waypoints. with their name. If the Heading is managed on the FCU (which means the auto-pilot will follow the route programmed). 16 . As soon as a glideslope signal is received. the frequency displayed here is the ATIS frequency.• 2. Navaid 1 and 2 can display VOR1. The departure waypoint is shown with a magenta square. Navaid and Airport Display The ND shows all the airports and navaids around the aircraft.

bearing. NAV1 is set on the ILS frequency. the display will change and various elements may be visible or not. and not aligned on the localizer yet. which is at 6. As the ILS signal is received. NAV2 is set on PXR.Navigation The main part is the center part. On this picture. the vertical scale is displayed on the right to show the glideslope deviation. Depending on the selected mode. the name and course of the selected ILS are displayed. 17 .1 NM of the aircraft. so VOR1 needle shows the direction of the runway. course and name. NAV mode (Rose) Used for navigation. The top right corner contains the closest VOR station information: type. frequency. In the top right corner. distance and ETA (estimated time of arrival). the aircraft is close from landing. LS mode (Rose) This mode is dedicated to ILS approach and landing. it shows all the necessary information is rose mode. On this image. The top right corner contains information about the next waypoint of the route: name. The ILS course of IPZ is 258°. It displays the ILS course and localizer deviation. VOR mode (Rose) This mode is designed for optimal VOR/ADF usage.

The waypoints shown in the center of the display is the waypoint selected on the MCDU. This display is NORTH-oriented. If it is VERY close from you.. If an aircraft is too close from you.ARC mode (Arc) This mode is similar to the NAV mode. By selecting the next waypoint on the MCDU.6 NM away from the aircraft. The aircraft is following the route displayed in green.. waypoint by waypoint. the only difference is the Arc representation. a TRAFFIC alert is triggered. Each aircraft is represented by a diamond. TCAS The ND shows information about all the aircrafts flying around you. There is no wind. +50 indicate the aircraft is flying 5000 feet above your current altitude. For example. located 6. PLAN mode This mode is specific to the route visualization. which should be reached at 15:51 local time. you can visualize the whole route. heading to the next waypoint MMAS. this is why "----" is displayed in place of the navaid1 name. you will hear it. Danger of potential collision: this aircraft is close and the altitude difference is only 500 feet!! 18 . the aircrafts are drawn in grey. Aircrafts in normal situation: the distance and altitude separation are correct. In normal situation. You can see another aircraft flying very close to us (around 7 miles distance) at an altitude 3000 feet below us (no danger). and the numbers show the altitude difference (in hundreds of feet). Only the programmed route is displayed with all the waypoints. and NAV2 is set on AGU frequency. it is displayed in orange to indicate a collision danger. navaid 1 is OFF. On this image. This is the most common mode used by the pilots during the flight.

Only one ADF is available in FS2002. o o o o o • CSTR shows/hides the route entered in the FMGC WPT shows/hides intersections (also called waypoints) VORD shows/hides VOR stations NDB shows/hides NDB stations ARPT shows/hides airports • • The left rotating button lets you select the ND mode. This is useful when you want to have a clear display. and "----" is displayed instead of the navaid name. it allows you to keep a clear display. o If ADF is selected on one of the switches. If OFF is selected. If VOR is selected. VOR2 for navaid 2) will be displayed on the ND. The right button is for range selection. the corresponding VOR needle (VOR1 for navaid 1 switch. They can be switched on the ADF.EFIS Control Panel This instrument lets you control the Navigation Display. Read the ND section for more information about each mode. no needle is displayed for the corresponding navaid on the ND. OFF or VOR position. o o 19 . • The Visibility Buttons will show or hide elements displayed on the ND. They are very useful when you fly in a region with many navaids. especially on final approach when you only need to visualize the ILS information. Navaid 1 and Navaid 2 are 3-state switches. the ADF needle will be displayed on the ND.

where the autopilot will follow the instruction entered as a value displayed on the FCU panel. the speed. heading or altitude is managed. "---" appears instead. heading or altitude in order to follow the flight plan programmed in the FMGC. press the left mouse button. When you push one of these buttons. you use the SELECTED mode of the FCU. This is the "standard" mode.Flight Control Unit Selection and Management On this FCU. FCU features Autopilot Activation The autopilot is engaged pressing the AP1 button. As you can see on this example. use the right mouse button. heading and altitude buttons can be pushed or pulled. the pilot does not have to think about the right value of speed and altitude. It means the FMGC will automatically take control of the autopilot to provide it the right value of speed. which means the aircraft will follow this heading. When you pull a button. the FMGC handles it.FCU . you use the MANAGED mode. When a speed. the speed and altitude are managed. Heading is selected with a value of 76°. no value is displayed on the FCU panel. It can not be engaged 20 . To push a button. To pull.

When the HDG or NAV mode is activated. Heading / Course mode Heading and Nav (or Course) modes are designed to be set and activated using the same button. When the ALT mode is activated. To choose between heading and course setting. the dot flashes until the target altitude is reached. When the aircraft altitude is close to the programmed altitude (within 800 feet). Conversely. Auto-Throttle can be armed and disarmed using the A/THR button. To choose between Speed (in knots) and Mach. a dot highlights next to the selected heading or course display. The secondary autopilot is engaged by pressing the AP2 button on the FCU panel. press the Speed Selector button. If you arm the auto-throttle. the secondary autopilot must be used for automatic landing only. In these Airbus panels. you can select your vertical speed (in feet per minute). Speed and Auto-Throttle Speed and Mach mode are armed using the same button. it will automatically arm the auto-throttle if it is not already armed. You can also press this button to level off at the current altitude. as this is the most dangerous part of the flight. if you arm the speed or mach mode. a dot highlights next to the selected altitude display. Wing Leveler Pressing the LVL button will keep your wings leveled. This is very useful when you want to select your cruise altitude (33000 feet for example). press the Heading/Course selector. Vertical Speed When ALT mode is engaged. Altitude mode This mode is activated with the ALT mode button. nothing will happen until you arm the speed or mach mode. A secondary autopilot is available to provide redundancy during critic phases of the flight.when the aircraft is on the ground. The interesting feature here is that you can select your target altitude by increasing or decreasing the altitude by increments of 100 or 1000 feet. 21 . because it is much faster with 1000 feet increments.

LOC and APPR modes LOC mode activation will make the aircraft follow the actual localizer. APPR mode will do the same, and will also manage the altitude to follow the glideslope. This is very useful for automatic landings. Autoland The autopilot pilot is now equipped with an automatic landing capability. The autoland is automatically engaged when the aircraft is below the decision height (displayed on the Flight Mode Anunciator of the PFD). In order to make it work, the following conditions must be fulfilled: • • • • • AP1 must be activated. The APPR mode must be engaged on the FCU panel, and the aircraft must be positioned on the approach path (localizer and glideslope). Obviously, this will only work if AP1 is active. Auto-throttle must be armed Auto-Brake must be set (LOW, MED or MAX, as you wish) AP2 must me activated for high redundancy.

If one of these conditions becomes false, the autoland is aborted. If all these conditions remain true during the final approach, you will hear a beep and an AUTOLAND message appears on the E/WD. At this time, you can let the aircraft land by its own. When the aircraft will be close to the ground, the throttle will be set to IDLE. As soon as the aircraft touches the ground, the spoilers will be deployed if they were armed (recommended), and reverse thrust will be engaged and brake power will be applied until the aircraft decelerates to 60 knots. Then thrust will come back to IDLE, and auto-brake will keep braking until the aircraft comes to a complete stop. At this time, all autopilots and auto-throttle will be disarmed, and the control of the aircraft comes back to the pilot. If the AUTOLAND is engaged and you wish to abort it, you can easily abort it by switching AP1 or AP2 OFF or by disarming auto-throttle. As soon as AUTOLAND is aborted, it will not be available again until the aircraft has landed.

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MCDU - Multi-Control Display Unit
The main feature of this instrument is the included FMGC - Flight Management and Guidance Computer, which will help you in managing your flight, following the programmed route and correct approach. The FMGC works with the flight plan loaded into FS2002. You can use the FS2002 flight planner, or any other software, such as FSNavigator, to plan your flight and export it into GPS flight plan format. This instrument is not supposed to be realistic, the real Airbus MCDU is much more complex than this one. I just wanted to develop an instrument that helps the FS2002 virtual pilots to manage their flight easily. Layout The MCDU is composed of six buttons on the left (named LB1 to LB6) and six on the right (RB1 to RB6). These buttons have variable functions depending on the page displayed on the MCDU. Eleven buttons are located on the lower part of the MCDU. They are used to navigate easily through the MCDU pages. On all the pages, a message displayed in blue with a * indicates a selection. Normal messages are displayed in green. Pages MENU Page This is the first page displayed on the MCDU when it is switched ON. You can also call this page by pressing the MCDU MENU button. This page gives an access to the FMGC and to other features described below.

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AIDS Page This page displays features designed to help you in managing your flight. At this time, only the AUTO TUNE feature is implemented. If this function is engaged, AUTO TUNE appears in blue with a * indicating that it is selected. Otherwise, it appears in green. When engaged, this function will automatically set the NAV1 frequency and course according to the ILS of your destination runway when you get close to the airport.

CONFIG Page Through this page, you can configure the ND to decide if you want it to display the names and frequencies of the airports and navaids around your aircraft.

INIT Page This is the first page of the FMGC. It is displayed when you select FMGC from the MENU page, or when you press the INIT button. • • • • • FROM/TO shows the departure and arrival airport codes, determined from your flight plan. FLT NBR is your current flight number LAT and LONG display your position. It should be aligned with the ADIRS. COST INDEX is a fixed value (fake) CRZ FL is the cruise flight level. It should be set before take-off. It is displayed in blue when set. To set the CRZ FL, first make sure it is not already set. If it is set, press LB6 to unset it. Then select your cruise flight level on the FCU. Come back to the MCDU, it now displays the FL selected on the FCU, and press LB6 to set the CRZ FL. It is very important for altitude management.

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and the distance and heading between waypoints. The selected waypoint is shown in blue. between parentheses.F-PLAN Page Several pages may be necessary to display all the waypoints of the flight plan. and it is centered on the ND when PLAN mode is used. You can select the previous or the next waypoint by using the up and down arrow keys of the MCDU. Clicking one of the right buttons (RB1 to RB6). 25 . Click on the F-PLAN button to display the first page. is the geographical heading of the runway which is constant. so you should only take this information into account. The runway heading is shown with 2 numbers. You can also use the keyboard shortcuts: Shift-Ctrl-Up Arrow and Shift-Ctrl-Down Arrow AIRPORT INFORMATION Page This page is very important to get information about your destination airport. above the ground level). which may vary. the ICAO code. selects the corresponding waypoint. It displays the airport full name. You can navigate through all the pages using the PREV PAGE and NEXT PAGE buttons. The second number. You can select the runway in use on this page as soon as you have this information from the ATC or the ATIS. this will allow the FMGC to automatically set the ILS for a perfect approach. ILS information is also displayed for each runway that is equipped. Clicking the left button (LB1 to LB6) corresponding to one of the waypoints displays specific information about this waypoint. only airport information are available. At this time. The first number is the magnetic heading. This is especially useful for the departure and arrival airports. the elevation (important to estimate your altitude AGL. The difference between these numbers is the magnetic variation at the airport location. Each page displays the waypoints of your route. The VORs and ILSs work with magnetic heading. marked SEL. If auto-tune is active.

with the total distance and ETA to the destination. When the aircraft is on the ground. 26 . For each waypoint. The flight plan and the cruise altitude should be defined before take-off. it displays the status of the flight plan to indicate if it is loaded or not. When ATC directs you to the destination airport.On ground The STATUS page is accessible by displaying the PROG page and by pressing the NEXT PAGE button. the distance and ETA are calculated using the direct distance from your aircraft to the airport. following the route. Below the dashed line. You can press the WIND key (RB6) to have information about the wind. WIND Page This page is dedicated to the wind information. the next waypoint. you can press the DIRECT button (LB6) to indicate that you leave your route to fly directly to the destination. You can click any left button (LB1 to LB6) to have information about the corresponding waypoint. You can see the previous waypoint. It also indicates the cruise altitude status (if the CRZ ALT is defined or not). See details below. and the waypoint after the next. the separating distance and the ETA are displayed. STATUS Page . It shows the progression of the flight along the programmed route. At this time. only airport information is available. This is especially useful to read information about your arrival airport. the arrival airport is displayed. At this time. composed of front and side wind. It displays the wind strength and direction.PROG Page Click the PROG button to access this page.

STATUS Page . you should read the typical flight section.Descent The descent phase begins when you program an altitude lower than the cruise altitude on the FCU. this page shows the target speed and altitude. STATUS Page . At this time. It is calculated to be lower than the maximum speed. depending on your cruise altitude and aircraft configuration.STATUS Page . The target speed is calculated by the FMGC.Cruise During the cruise phase. depending on the configuration and the altitude of the aircraft. 27 . this page shows the cruise altitude (it should be the current altitude) and the target speed. The target altitude is the cruise altitude that has been defined before. To understand how the MCDU is supposed to be used during a flight. this page shows the target speed calculated by the FMGC.Climb During the climb phase.

EGT. and the throttle levers don't move at all as soon as the auto-throttle mode is engaged. N2 and Fuel Flow (FF) for each engine. 2 white rotating indexes (triangle) around N1 displays show the throttle lever positions. you can use the white and blue indexes when you disengage the auto-throttle.Engine / Warning Display General Layout This system displays many useful information about engines. a sound can be heard to simulate the "hard points" which exist in the real aircraft. fuel. • • • • All the information displayed about engines now has a different appearance when engines are shut down. When the throttle lever is set into one of these predefined positions. This display may be wrong with some aircrafts. For this reason. meaning that the value is not available any more. flaps. This is explained in details in the throttle section. This is useful in the Airbus aircrafts because the throttle levers don't move in auto-throttle mode. To make sure it can work with your aircraft.E/WD . read the fine tuning section. please refer to the Throttle section. and also watches all the aircraft systems to display alert messages when necessary. When auto-throttle is engaged.. and all the values displayed are replaced by "XX". Note: The Airbus aircrafts are not supposed to be flown like Boeings. FOB (Fuel On Board) is the total quantity of remaining fuel (in KG) in all the tanks.. You should engage auto-throttle when the levers are in the CL position. One of the specificity of Airbus aircrafts is their auto-throttle system. The top right part shows the FADEC position set on the throttle lever: IDLE. Doing this. The quadrants turn to orange. CLB or TOGA. For more information. you will make sure that engine power 28 . The blue indication shows the MAX percentage of N1 that you can obtain. The flap display shows the flap handle position (in blue) and the current position of the flaps and slats. it is very easy: align the white indexes with the blue indexes just before disengaging. depending on the FADEC position. FLX. The information shown on this screen are displayed in several parts: • • • The top left part shows N1. 2 blue rotating indexes (lines) around N1 displays show the throttle power set by the autothrottle system.

you will realize how useful it is.Left part The bottom part of the E/WD screen contains 2 message areas. shown on the left part of the glareshield. incidence is too high Engines are running. the Alphafloor system is not active You are at the limit of the flight envelope. The seat belt sign is on The No Smoking sign is on Landing lights are on The spoilers are armed and will be automatically deployed when the aircraft touches the ground Reason Your ground speed is higher than 30 kts Your airspeed is over the speed limit of 250 kts below 10000 ft Reason Your airspeed is not appropriate to the current flight configuration Your total fuel quantity is low Indicates that the ELAC computer is disconnected. the batteries are discharging Reason The aircraft is in flight.. and generators are still OFF. and an aircraft door is still opened The parking brakes are set and you require a push-back Reason The gear is down and locked. you can land safely. engines. The messages are shown in different colors according to the level of alarm: • • • • GREEN for normal messages YELLOW for low level warning AMBER for mid level warning RED for high level alerts Mid and high level alerts also trigger Master Caution and Master Warning alarms. Normal Messages GEAR DOWN LOCKED SEAT BELT NO SMOKING LDG LIGHTS ON SPOILERS ARMED Low Level Warnings HIGH GROUND SPEED HIGH AIRSPEED Mid Level Warnings CONFIG UNSUFFICENT FUEL ELAC DISC STALL WARNING BATTERY High Level Warnings ENGINE x OFF ENGINE x FIRE DOOR RELEASE BRAKES The engine x is on fire The engines are running. signs.. Train yourself in doing this a few times. The left area displays dynamic messages about gears. etc.remains constant when you disengage auto-throttle. Message Display . and the x engine is OFF 29 .

Autoland. MAX TIRES SPEED The ground speed is too high for the tires. you should land immediately on the closest airport Another aircraft is close from your aircraft. The ELEC page should appear on the System Display. The ENGINE page should appear on the System Display. The HYDRAULICS page should appear on the System Display. take the appropriate action immediately The current airspeed is too high for your aircraft. A problem has been detected in the vacuum system. on the pedestal. look at it for more details about the problem.Checklists The left message area also displays Take-Off and Landing checklists.CONFIG" button on the "Page Keys" panel. These lists show a list of items in bright blue if not activated. Speed brakes and Parking brakes. A problem has been detected in the oil system. possible collision The current airspeed is too high to keep the landing gear down The Alpha-floor system has detected a dangerous situation and will take the appropriate action to keep the aircraft in its flight envelope The bank angle is too high (higher than 67°) and the alpha-floor system will take the appropriate action to keep the aircraft in its flight envelope A problem has been detected in the hydraulics system. Auto-brake. Auto-throttle (when it is turned off).LOW FUEL TRAFFIC GEAR DOWN The total fuel quantity is VERY low. All items should be green for a correct take-off or landing. look at it for more details about the problem. This checklist can also be displayed by pressing the "TO .Right part The right area is used to display standard system message: Auto-pilot (when it is turned off). in green if OK. 30 . with 2 notches of flaps or landing gear extracted. The aircraft is about to stall. Landing is automatically detected when the aircraft is descending. Message Display . Take-off is automatically detected when your aircraft reaches a high speed on the ground. risk of tire explosion ALPHA FLOOR BANK ANGLE HYDRAULICS OIL PRESSURE VACUUM ELEC FAILURE STALL OVERSPEED Message Display . look at it for more details about the problem. A problem has been detected in the oil system.

LOW. MED. MAX or RTO indicates the current auto-brake status SPEED BRK indicates the spoilers are deployed (partially or totally) PRK BRK indicates parking brakes are set 31 .• • • • • • A/P OFF when auto-pilot is turned off A/THR OFF when auto-throttle is disengaged AUTOLAND indicates an automatic landing (armed automatically when all the conditions are fulfilled) AUTOBK OFF.

On its lower part. 32 . on the pedestal. it is displayed in red. "XXXX" is displayed instead of the fuel quantity. It also shows the fuel pumps and cross feed status. this screen is only partially visible in forward view. the SD screen displays • • • • • the the the the the Total Air Temperature (TAT) Saturated Air Temperature (SAT) ZULU time (current UTC time) Zero Fuel Weight (ZFW) or your aircraft Gross Weight (GW). and the total quantity of fuel available. This N2 index has been added to make the engine start procedure easier. in KG. Because of the geometry of this panel. This page automatically displayed if one of the fuel tanks is low on fuel. Fuel Tanks (FUEL) This page shows the quantity of fuel available in each tank. The system is designed to display the right page at the right time. It also shows the N2 value. or in any case of system failure. The grey rectangle displays LOAD or DISCH to show if the batteries are charging or discharging. the total weight of the aircraft Here is a description of all the available SD pages: Engines (ENG) This page monitors the oil quantity and pressure. generators. Cabin Pressure (PRESS) This page monitors the cabin pressure system. The SD screen can display several pages according to the page selected on the Page Keys panel. with an index showing the correct value to engage the fuel valve. and the vibration for the engines. Hydraulics (HYD) This page displays all the hydraulic system status (hydraulic pressure and reservoir level). You can see the whole SD screen in pedestal view. If a tank is not available (some aircrafts don't have wing tip tanks).SD (System Display) The SD is located below the E/WD. Electricity (ELEC) All the information about the electrical systems are shown here: Battery status. If the fuel quantity of a tank is low.

the oil quantity and information about the cabin (temperature. rudder. It also displays the Ground Speed. This page automatically displayed as soon as a door is opened. This page automatically displayed for 10 seconds when the elevator trim or the spoilers are moved. Unfortunately. Flight Controls (F/CTL) This page shows the position of all the important flight controls: Left and Right elevators. Left and Right ailerons. Wheel Page (WHEEL) This page shows the status of the landing gear (retracted or deployed) and the gear doors. This page automatically displayed when landing gear is operated. elevator trim and speed brakes. It is automatically displayed as soon as the aircraft is in cruise. pressure). the status of the secondary exit (used for the cargo doors on Project Airbus A320) is not available in FS2002 at this time. This page shows the landing gear movement when operated. 33 . For Project Airbus A320 only: the status of the right door and the rear doors is also shown on this page. and the brake pressures and status (pressed or released). Cruise Page This page displays the fuel quantity used by each engine.Door Page (DOOR) This page shows the status of the main exit door. useful to respect taxi speed limit (also shown on the ND).

Conversely. the value display will flash. You can also set it to the standard setting (29. Standby Instruments Airspeed This a very standard airspeed gauge. so they display different altitudes. Altimeter This standby altimeter shows current aircraft altitude.92 inHg or 1013. The interesting part of this gauge is the ability to have a barometric setting different from the standard FS2002 setting. If you fly higher than 18000 feet without STD setting. it will also flash. located in different places of the panel.Other instruments This section describes all the other instruments. and the landing system is displayed on the PFD with 2 scales (vertical and horizontal) and 2 diamonds showing the glide slope and the localizer deviation. if you fly lower than 18000 feet with STD setting. depending on the position of the rotating switch.2 hPa) by pressing the rotating button used to adjust the baro setting. Flight Director & Landing System Two buttons located under the barometric setting button activate the Flight Director and the Landing System on the PFD. The flight director shows the perfect flight path with 2 green bars. Main Panel Barometric Setting This gauge lets you adjust the barometric setting used by the standard altimeter. instead of the altitude above the sea 34 . It shows current airspeed and maximum airspeed. and it will show the altitude above the airport. This should be done as soon as you fly higher than the transition altitude (usually 18000 feet). STD is then displayed instead of the pressure value. It can display the setting in inHg or in hPa. You can have several altimeters with several baro settings. This can be very useful: set the baro to the pressure corresponding to the airport altitude. This setting must be used when you are flying using Flight Levels for altitude. This is VERY useful to avoid having your flight canceled by ATC because of a bad altitude.

It also controls the time acceleration of FS. This altimeter must be initialized by pressing the RESET button: it is aligned with the standard FS baro setting. Landing Gear and Autobrake Landing Gear 3 indicators show the status of the landing gears: o o o green triangles indicate gear down and locked red sign show that the gear is unlocked (either retracting or extending) all lights off indicate that the gears are correctly retracted Autobrake Press one of these buttons to activate LO. Attitude Very standard attitude gauge. stop and reset the chronometer. 35 .level. you can start. This gauge also includes a chronometer. You can easily change that by editing the . Clock This gauge displays current local time. Then you can adjust the baro setting using the Baro button (increase/decrease). Using the rotating switch. this will automatically select the RTO mode (Rejected Take Off). When automatic braking is applied..air file of the aircraft. with an editor like AirEd. If your aircraft model does not have the auto brake function enabled. MED or MAX autobrake. If you activate MAX autobrake on the ground. a green indicator DECEL highlights on the corresponding button. you can switch between time and acceleration. Select the mode using the "mode" button. and lets you change it by increasing/decreasing the hours. This is supposed to brake if you interrupt your takeoff. Pressing the chrono button.. in inches of Hg or in hPa. this feature will not work. and the increase/decrease button lets you change this setting. but I never could make it work in FS2002.

This gauge displays the frequencies with all the digits (3 decimal digits). DDRMI This gauge provides an additional display of navaid information: the distances from VOR1 and VOR2 (DME1 and DME2). Pressing the chrono button. NAV2. and the direction of navaids. you can start.Navigation Chrono The CHRONO button controls the chrono displayed on the navigation display. VOR2 or NDB. The main switch in the bottom right corner is the Avionics switch. stop and reset the chronometer. According to the corresponding switch. You can adjust the standby frequency of the selected navaid with the rotating button. The gauge also displays current aircraft heading. Pedestal Radio This gauge lets you control all the radio frequencies for COM (COM1 and COM2) and navaids (NAV1. It is designed to be used for navigation purpose. each needle can show the direction of VOR1. All the other buttons are fake and ineffective. ADF). 36 .

WHEEL: displays the Wheel page on the SD (page automatically displayed when landing gear is operated. showing the animation of gear doors) F/CTL: displays the Flight Controls page on the SD (page automatically displayed for 10 seconds when the elevator trim or the spoilers are moved) ALL: Cycles through all the available pages. or during engine start) PRESS: displays the Cabin Pressure page on the SD ELEC: displays the Electricity page on the SD (page automatically displayed in case of an electricity problem. so that the Master Warning light stops flashing. The right door and the rear doors of the Project Airbus A320 are also managed. This button is also accessible by pressing Shift-C.Page Keys The buttons on this panel are used to manage the SD (System Display) and E/WD (Engine/Warning Display) screens of the main panel. This button is also accessible by pressing Shift-T. Press ALL key again to stop the sequence. or if the battery is discharging when engines are running) HYD: displays the Hydraulics page on the SD (page automatically displayed in case of a hydraulic alert) FUEL: displays the Fuel page on the SD (page automatically displayed if one of the fuel tanks is low on fuel) DOOR: displays the door page on the SD (page automatically displayed as soon as a door is opened). If an alarm is still present 1 minute later. CLR: clears the checklist on the E/WD to display standard messages. EMER CANC: acknowledges an alarm. the warning light will flash and the sound will be heard again. o TO-CONFIG: makes the take-off checklist appear on the E/WD message area if the aircraft is on the ground. and the alert sound stops. o o o o o o o o o o o 37 . ENG: displays the Engine page on the SD (page automatically displayed in case of an engine problem.

1. Audio Selector This device lets you select the audio channel that you want to hear. when it has just been entered. The rotating switch lets you select the mode: o o o OFF: the transponder is OFF STBY: You can enter the ATC code XPDR: The XPNDR is fully operating and sends the ATC code when requested The ID button is used to send the ATC code the first time. 2. and deselecting all the other channels. You can select COM1 and COM2 simultaneously.Transponder (XPNDR) This is a standard transponder gauge. 3. Spoilers and Flaps The Flap lever has 5 predefined positions: 0 (retracted). This feature is pure simulation. the lever position 1 corresponds to the 1 (slats) or 1+F (slats + flaps) flap status. which is COM1 and Markers. First type the C key to clear the existing code. FULL (fully deployed). because FS handles the ATC code as soon as it is entered. accessible by moving the handle or by pressing the Ctrl-Page Up or Ctrl-Page Down keys (refer to the Keyboard section for more details) To arm the autobrake system (to deploy the spoilers automatically when the aircraft touches the ground). You can enter the ATC code with associated keyboard. and enter the 4 digits of the code. The spoilers are operated in a very standard way: o You have 4 predefined positions. The VOICE button will give privilege to the voice channels. The RESET button will bring back the default audio selection. This is very useful when you are in communication with the tower and you want to listen to the ATIS at the same time. by selecting COM1 and COM2. Depending on the aircraft airspeed. to make sure that the controller will identify your aircraft immediately. you must o 38 .

This is true for almost all the A320 aircrafts. When you extend the flaps to position 1. You can also use the Shift-: key (default FS2002 key). This automated behavior will work only if your aircraft has 6 flap positions (0. 1. Clicking the handle will make it turn to apply or release parking brakes. 39 . 1+F.move the lever to the ARMED position (above the RET position). including the IADG A320 and the Precision-Sim Designs A320. 3 and FULL). 2. or the value of the left or right deflection. A reset button is available to automatically center the rudder trim. you will obtain: • • Position 1 (slats only) if you airspeed is greater than 210 kts Position 1+F (slats + flaps) if your airspeed is lower than 210 kts If the flap position is 1+F. or you will have a CONFIG warning. It displays CTRD when centered. Parking Brakes Parking brake command. Rudder Trim This gauge is useful to adjust the rudder trim. Operating the flaps The best flap configuration is: • • 1+F or 2 for take-off 3 or FULL for landing The flaps should not be extended with airspeed greater than 230 kts. they automatically retract to 1 when airspeed is greater than 210 kts. The real aircraft also has 6 flap positions.

it is highly recommended to engage the auto-thrust mode. An alert sound can be heard when you disengage auto-thrust. you will make sure that the engine thrust remains constant during the disengagement. The throttle levers do not move when autothrust mode is engaged. you can press the ATHR button on the FCU. the throttle lever can stay in the CL position during the whole flight (the FADEC will manage the engine power). move the lever to the CL (Climb) as soon as you have reached the safety altitude (usually. move the throttle lever to the FLX (Flex) or TOGA (Take off . FLX and TOGA. 1500 feet above ground level) At this time. you feel 5 hard points that define pre-defined positions: REV. the aircraft should taxi with IDLE throttle as soon as it has a minimum ground speed. After take-off. At any time. • For taxi. A sound can be heard to help you in localizing the hard points. The throttle lever management is very specific to the Airbus aircrafts: • When you move the throttle lever. You can use the selected or managed speed mode (see the FCU section for details). you can disengage the auto-throttle mode. the throttle lever can be moved slightly to provide enough thrust for taxiing. Doing this. IDLE. Move the throttle lever so that the white indexes are aligned with the blue indexes. and the elevator trim positions on the sliding scale. shown on the PFD (see the PFD section for more information). 40 . or you can move the throttle lever to the IDLE position. and which exists in the real aircraft. For take-off. you should use FLX to save fuel and optimize engine usage. The throttles are supposed to be used in a very standard way during the different phases of the flight. • • • • When you disengage auto-thrust. If auto-thrust mode is engaged. a sound can be heard to make you feel the "hard point" that does not exist on your throttle device.Go Around) position. The throttle mode is indicated on the FMA. If the aircraft model is realistic (like the Project Airbus A320).Throttles It shows the position of throttle levers for both engines. • Operating the Throttles When you move the throttle lever into one of the pre-defined positions. The two trim wheels are animated to show the movement of the elevator trims (especially useful when autopilot is armed). CL. you should use the white and blue indexes shown on the E/WD. To do so. If the meteo conditions and the runway length permit. then disengage auto-throttle. until the retard action for landing. depending on the power you need.

4. It should start and run normally. meaning that no fuel is provided to the engines. o o Engine Start Procedure When engines are OFF. all the levers should be down. When N2 reaches 20% (indicated by the purple indexes on the SD screen). Engine Shutdown Procedure Simply pull the 2 engine levers for fuel cutoff on both engines. Move the rotating button to the IGN/START position. The WHEEL page should now appear on the SD. push the 2 fuel feed levers before beginning the automatic startup sequence. When the startup sequence is finished. 2. watch the N2 value of engine 1 (if you look on the SD. If engine 1 does not start at this stage. NORM: Normal position. and a rotating button which selects the engine mode: o CRANK: This position is supposed to be used to start the engines with an external system. push the lever for Engine 1 or press Shift-Ctrl-1. It is not used here. 41 . You can also press Shift-Ctrl-1 and Shift-Ctrl-2 (refer to the Keyboard section for more details). push the Engine 2 lever or press Shift-Ctrl-2. IGN/START: Switch to this position to start the engines. To start the engines: 1. Now watch N2 for engine 2 on the E/WD or the SD screen 5. This gauge is composed of 2 levers (A320/330) for the fuel feeding of engines. On the E/WD or the SD screen. a beep sound is heard and the rotating button automatically returns to the NORM position. When N2 reaches 20%. when engines are normally running. engine 1 should start immediately and the ENGINE page should be automatically displayed on the SD. Note: If you want to simplify the startup sequence without having to monitor N2 values. the FADEC starts engine 2. The engines will automatically start when N2 reaches 20%.Engine Starters The Airbus aircrafts are equipped with a FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) system which will handle the startup sequence automatically. purple indexes are shown on the N2 display) 3.

The panel light can be switched ON or OFF through this switch. They are all connected to the lights of the modeled aircraft. The internal light switches are located on the left of the external light switches. and 2 displays for the battery voltages.Overhead Light switches and Signs The external light switches are grouped on the bottom part of the overhead panel. and the PROBE button is to be used to heat the pilot tubes. The Seat Belts and No Smoking sign switches are located just below. Electrical Panel The electrical panel is located on the top part of the overhead panel. 42 . Two of them are dedicated to the engine anti-icing. It includes switch buttons that control batteries and generators. or with the Shift-L key (by default). Anti-ice The anti-ice buttons are located above the light switches.

This happens when the fuel level of the tank is too low.Fuel Pumps The Fuel pump panel includes buttons that have both roles: switch a fuel pump on or off. OFF appears in white on the button. If the pump is in fault status. and display the pump status. 43 . FAULT is displayed in orange. When a pump is switched off.

the AlphaFloor will automatically bring it back to 33°.ADIRS The ADIRS display shows the location of the aircraft provided by the 3 IRS of the aircraft. the Alpha-Floor system will slightly push the nose down using the elevator trim. The Alpha-Floor has several possible actions: • Bank angle limitation: the bank angle is limited to 67°. This system ensures the aircraft always flies within its flight envelope. and will apply full throttle (TOGA). • Switching OFF the ELAC computer will disable the alpha-floor system. ELAC Computer The ELAC computer handles the alpha-floor protection system. if the bank angle is greater than 33°. In addition. Stall avoidance: if the aircraft is close to stall speed. 44 .

This is especially useful to have quick access to the buttons located on the overhead panel or the pedestal.Numpad.arrow up Shift-Ctrl.+ Shift-Ctrl. Key Shift-Ctrl-1 Shift-Ctrl-2 Shift-Ctrl-F Ctrl-Page Up Ctrl-Page Down Shift-C Shift-T Shift-I Numpad.Keyboard To make the panels easier to use.* Numpad.arrow down Engine 1 fuel valve Engine 2 fuel valve Swap current radio frequencies Retract spoilers (1 notch) Extend spoilers (1 notch) CLR key of the Page Keys panel TO-CONFIG key of the Page Keys panel Integ light switch Previous ND mode Next ND mode Decrease ND range Increase ND range Arrow up key of the MCDU Arrow down key of the MCDU Function 45 . when you have your hands on the stick and throttle. some keyboard shortcuts have been defined so that you don't have to click everywhere on the screen./ Numpad.

No support is provided to help you tuning the gauges. For example.0" and "Flaps.cfg files).0] type=1 span-outboard=0.1" sections of the "aircraft.cfg file 2. or if the flaps values are different. 1+F (slats + flaps). If you don't know how to edit a panel or aircraft configuration file (. you have the ability to tune the gauges to make them work correctly with any aircraft.0 flaps-position. I give you the ability to tune the E/WD gauge so that it works with your aircraft. and some don't even have 6 flaps positions. then the flap display may look wrong. This gauge shows the flap position relatively to the flap position handled by FS2002.4=35 flaps-position. even if it has a different flap configuration. The E/WD screen can only display 6 flap positions: 0 (retracted). To solve this problem. If your aircraft has a different number of flap positions. do it at your own risks.2=15 flaps-position. do not look this section. and always backup your files before any modification. Find the [Flaps.cfg" file). To prevent this. Open the aircraft. you may experience some troubles because some parts of the gauges are related to the aircraft model.75 extending-time=12. This panel has been designed for some Airbus aircrafts that have their own specify and model. Some aircrafts have various flap values.0 drag_scalar=1.0] section You should have something like this: [Flaps. the A330 from Project Opensky has different values for the intermediate flap positions (these values are visible in the "Flaps. FULL (fully deployed). Follow the instructions: 1. 2. 3. If you want to use this panel with other aircrafts (you can use it for any twin-engine Airbus aircraft). The E/WD gauge is designed to work with the 6 flap position values.Fine Tuning the Airbus Gauges This part is for expert users only. Flap positions The E/WD screen shows the flaps and slats position.0=0 flaps-position. 1 (slats).1=7 flaps-position.0 46 .5=40 damaging-speed=230 blowout-speed=250 lift_scalar=1.3=20 flaps-position.

the warning will come later: 47 . For this example. add the AOA value which triggers the STALL WARNING alarm. 8. 0-7-15-20- Next time you load the panel. Find the line where the E/WD gauge is defined. The stall warning system works by watching the Angle of Attack value handled by FS2002. By default. which may differ depending on your aircraft. and it is going down to 0 as the aircraft gets closer to the stall. when the aircraft is still flying correctly or inversely if you think that the warning comes too late. This is because this warning is based on the angle of attack value. 4. the gauge will get this information.64 3.cfg" file 6.pitch_scalar=1. You can change this if you find that the STALL WARNING appears abusively. Find the line where the "Warnings" gauge is defined: gauge05=A320!Warnings. Stall Warning Depending of the flight dynamics of your aircraft. 722. 198.0 system_type=1 3.31.215. a value of 25000 triggers a STALL WARNING alarm.192 7.cfg file 2. the value is 32767. if you set it to 22000. separated by a "-" (hyphen).446.215.446.cfg file. At the end of this line.192. At the end of the line.x" values 5. it should look like this: gauge19=A320!E/WD. the stall warning message may be displayed when your flight condition is OK. 4. it should look like this: gauge19=A320!E/WD. and will display the flaps properly. Open the A320 panel "panel. In normal flight condition. Open the panel. add all the flaps-position values that you have in the aircraft. For example.306. Read carefully all the "flaps-position. 1. 35-40 722.

64. The radio height is displayed on the PFD when the aircraft is below 2500 feet AGL (above ground level). Normally. so that 0 is displayed on the ground. the display should be 0 when the aircraft is on the ground.gauge05=A320!Warnings. you can adjust this value. For this reason. 48 .447.31. this line looks like this: gauge00=A320!PFD. it is important to subtract the height to the current radio height. Depending on the aircraft model. on the line which defines the PFD gauge. By default. 21. Autobrake This feature will work only if your aircraft model has the autobrake enabled. 22000 Radio Altitude The Airbus aircrafts are equipped with a radio height probe. the CG radio height can be around 10 feet for an A320.215. so the radio height displayed is around 10 when then aircraft is on the ground. 10 The last number (10 in this example) is the radio height of the CG. If the PFD doesn't display 0 on ground. That's it!! 198. In the Project Airbus panel file.200. This value can be adjusted in the "panel.cfg" file.306. FS2002 give the radio height of the center of gravity (CG) of the aircraft.

• • The ADIRS must be checked to make sure they are • correctly aligned (check with your position on the airport). all Generators should be OFF. I write down • the departure frequency and enter the squawk code that was requested on the transponder. This flight takes place in America. I write down the current runway in use and the altimeter setting. we can close the • doors. • Now it is time to contact the ground frequency to • copy the IFR clearance to Sky Harbor. on the audio selector. and altimeter should be adjusted to 30. and switch COM2 ON. • The throttle lever should be on the IDLE position • • Then the SD screen is set to display DOOR page. using the • Flight Planner of FS2002. • Fuel: The quantity of fuel should be enough for our • flight. You should read all the instrument documentation before reading this section. MMCN is a small • Check-list Batteries: ON Avionics: ON Generators: OFF Doors: CLOSED Nav Lights: ON ADIRS: Checked Fuel Quantity: Checked ATIS: OK Flight Plan: Loaded FMGC Cruise Alt: Set IFR Clearance: OK Transponder Code: OK Throttle: IDLE DOOR Page: Checked Beacon: ON Seat Belts: ON No smoking: ON Parking brakes: Set Taxi Clearance: OK 49 . The aircraft is the United Airlines A320 by Project Airbus. We can set COM2 frequency to 126. • • • Taxi clearance is requested. including reserves. This scenario begins with a dark and cold cockpit (all engines OFF. The flight level will be FL330 • (33000 feet). Startup and Taxi • The first thing we need to do is to switch batteries • ON and avionics ON. Here we have a little more than 19 tons (almost maximum load). • • All the passengers are on board. • Now the Beacon light is turned ON.. • At this time. ATIS indicates runway 31 is in use. main exit opened. • Then we need to load the flight plan.A Typical Flight This section describes a typical flight to illustrate the use of the checklists and the main instruments. we can turn NAV lights ON. spoiler and flaps retracted. which is more than enough for this flight which should last around one hour and a half. • • The ATIS should be listened to have the latest weather information.700. We will now pushback and start the engines at the same time. all power OFF)..09 inHg. the • parking brakes are still set. Now we can switch COM2 OFF. and the seat • belts and no smoking signs are switched ON. • • As engines are OFF. between MMCN Ciudad Obregon Intl (Mexico) to KPHX Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl (USA). I have to set this cruise altitude on the FMGC. to • make sure all doors are closed.

You can decide to turn it on at another moment if you wish. • I switch OFF taxi lights (Nose) and switch ON • landing lights and strobe lights. and the flaps must be • positioned for take-off: you can use the 1+F or 2 position. Here it is not • necessary. • Before taxiing. • As soon as we have take-off clearance. • N2 values must be watched for each engine.airport. • With the Project Airbus A320. • Once cleared for taxi to runway 31. • The SD screen should now display the WHEEL page.. so we do not need to change the COM1 frequency to request IFR taxi clearance. • Depending on the weather. The aircraft is • now ready for taxi. release parking brakes and • begin pushback. • The standby altimeter must be set to the ground • altitude so that it displays 0 (it will give you the ground altitude). Otherwise. • The rudder trim is centered. • Immediately after startup. the fuel valves must be opened (you can use Shift-Ctrl-1 and Shift-Ctrl-2 keys for this) • When engines are started. the engine starter • switch should turn back to the NORM position. • During taxi. the engines are started by turning • the engine starter switch to the IGN/START position.. a BATTERY warning is triggered and the ELEC page is displayed on the SD to indicate an electrical problem. Take-Off and Initial Climb • Before asking for the take-off clearance. and IDLE power is enough to maintain taxi speed (20 to 30 knots). the • departure frequency is entered as the COM1 standby • frequency. As • soon as it has reached 20%. • During pushback. you can turn ON the • probe and engine anti-ice if you wish. • • Auto-brake is set to RTO (Rejected Take-Off) and • Taxi light: ON Parking brakes: Released Engine Starter: IGN/START Fuel Valve: OPEN Engine Starter: Checked SD Page: Checked Generators: ON Nav Chrono: START Elev Trim: Centered Flaps: 2 Rudder Trim: Centered Flight Director: ON Taxi speed: 20-30 kts Brakes: Tested Probe Heat: As needed Anti-ice: As needed Stdby Alti: 0 Systems: OK Take-off clearance: OK Departure freq: Entered Taxi light: OFF Landing lights: ON Strobe Lights: ON 50 . all the • systems must be checked to make sure there is no alert. the elevator trim should be adjusted • for take-off (centered). a little thrust is • enough to begin taxi. • The navigation chrono can be turned ON at this time • to count the running time of the engines. we can switch • taxi lights (Nose) ON. it means something is wrong. • Otherwise. both Generators must be • turned ON. the spoilers are armed • and the Flight Director is turned ON. the brakes should be tested to make • sure they work properly.

Rotate Landing Gear: Up Auto-Brake: OFF Climb angle: 15-20° Departure freq: Set Throttle: CL Landing lights: OFF Speed: Managed ND Mode: ARC • As the aircraft keeps climbing. ready for • take-off. • At this time.spoilers are armed. • The aircraft is now aligned on the runway. Everything is green. • Suggestion: ND can be switched to ARC mode for • more convenience. in case of an aborted take-off. • We are now requested to contact the departure • center. showing the aircraft is ready for take-off. the stick is pulled to leave the ground. When it • reaches 80 knots. the automatic systems of the A320 can • be used: speed is set to managed mode by pulling the speed button on the FCU. the take-off checklist appears on the E/WD. COM1 frequencies just have to be swapped to have it set (key Shift-Ctrl-F). the • landing gear must be retracted. You can choose the TOGA power if you wish. the FMGC will automatically determine the best airspeed depending on the aircraft configuration. but FLEX is better to reduce the engine temperature. corresponding to an airspeed close to the ideal speed indicated on the PFD. • When the ground altitude (shown on the standby • altimeter or the radio altimeter) reaches 1500 feet. The throttle lever does not need to be touched any more. 51 . the stick is pulled back to the neutral position. and the aircraft accelerates to • Altitude: Managed 240 knots below 10000 feet as ATC instructions are • Heading: Managed followed. • By pressing the TO-CONFIG key. • As soon as positive vertical speed is confirmed. the stick is pushed half-way forward. As the frequency is ready to be used. • and throttle lever is slowly pushed to the FLEX position.Cruise • Auto-Brake: RTO • Spoilers: Armed • TO-CONFIG: Checked Flaps: 2 Throttle: FLEX Vr. It shouldn't move from here during the whole flight. • Initial climb should be conducted with a climb angle • around 15° (depending on the aircraft weight). When Vr is reached (around 140 knots). The flight management system can be used also for altitude and route following: heading and altitude buttons are pulled on the FCU to set managed mode. • The aircraft accelerates on the runway. End of Climb . the flaps are • Flaps: retracted progressively retracted. • throttle lever is pulled back to the CL position. I can also turn landing lights OFF. spoilers must • be disarmed and auto-brakes must be switched OFF. • For take-off. Doing this. As the runway is not that long and the aircraft is heavy. we decide to take-off with a flap configuration of 2 and FLEX power.

we have about 60 kts of cross wind. • At 32500 feet (500 feet below the cruise altitude). even if cross wind is strong. the ATC asks us to turn to a • heading of 320°. it is 121. During the cruise. The aircraft keeps on climbing. You can get this value by interrogating an ATIS nearby or by waiting for the next radio contact with the ground. At this time.• Then the transition altitude of 18000 feet • is reached. following the route programmed in the FMGC. • When the aircraft is close to the airport (around 40 • miles). the correct ILS frequency and course will be automatically set. The aircraft slowly climbs to the cruise altitude of 33000 feet. • The cruise altitude is reached about 20 minutes • after take-off. Checked Altimeter: STD Systems: Checked Fuel qty: Checked Route: Checked AP Altitude: Entered FMGC: Descent Altimeter: Set Seat Belts: ON AP Heading: Set FMGC: Direct mode FMGC: Runway selected ATIS: OK LS: ON 52 . the crew is supposed • to monitor the SD and E/WD to make sure all systems • and fuel quantities are OK. Heading and speed keep on being managed. and make sure the route is correctly followed by the aircraft. The correct pressure must now be • set on the altimeter. STD appears instead of the altitude setting. we arrive to the transition altitude • again. It is time to switch Seat Belts sign OFF and • make sure the flaps are completely retracted. The Seat Belt sign can also be switched ON.200. that can be read on the FMGC or the ND.80. Today. • The altimeter setting flashes to indicate that it • should be switched to standard mode. a beep is heard that indicates the cruise altitude is about to be reached. Descent • ATC asks for an altitude change to flight level 280. COM2 is selected on the audio selector to hear the ATIS. in descent. and as auto-tune is activated. Pressing the button. • As we go down. and the heading is corrected by the FMGC to take this into account. • Later on the descent. This runway is selected on the FMGC destination airport page. COM2 frequency is set to the ATIS frequency of • the destination airport. and this triggers the descent on the FMGC (a beep can be heard). • The ATC also gives the runway in use at the • destination airport. For Sky Harbor. the DIRECT key of the FMGC is pressed to indicate that we will now fly direct to the destination airport. The aircraft stops following the • planned route (the route now appears in yellow on the ND). accelerating to the cruise speed of Mach 0. it • is time for descent. The target altitude is changed on • the FCU. The LS switch can be pressed to activate ILS information Seat Belts: OFF Flaps: 0.

. • At this distance. the flaps and slats can be retracted. • I keep my hands on the throttle and stick. As I begin taxiing. Landing • Following the ATC instructions. the auto-throttle is engaged. Checked • • • • • Spoilers: Retracted Landing lights: OFF Taxi lights: ON Flaps: Retracted Ground frequency: Set 53 . Flaps are progressively extended. • ATC finally guides the aircraft to the localizer of our destination runway. • For the Autoland to work. The auto-pilot now keeps the aircraft aligned on the approach path. • Even if the visibility is perfect. landing light can be switched OFF and the taxi light ON. • Then Landing Lights are turned ON. • Suggestion: The ND can be switched to LS mode. • The aircraft lands on the runways. Fortunately. and the FMGC maintains a correct speed depending on the aircraft configuration. engine reverse is engaged. and Navaid 1 and 2 can be switched OFF to increase ND readability during final approach. spoilers are deployed. but they did nothing. As soon as it touches the ground.Parking • Now I take the control of the aircraft again. As it reaches the decision height. and the auto-brake should be set as necessary. It is time to extend the landing gear and make sure it is down and locked. • Flaps: As needed • Landing Gear: Down and locked • ND mode: LS • Navaid 1 & 2: OFF • Landing lights: ON • Spoilers: Armed • APPR mode: Armed • Auto-throttle: Checked • Auto-Brake: MED • AP2: ON • AUTOLAND: Checked • Spoilers: Extend. Autobrake is OFF. the spoilers are armed for automatic extension on the ground. The dashed line appears on the ND to indicate the runway heading.. the approach mode is selected on the FCU by pushing the APPR button. everything works great this time again. the ILS frequency and course are • ILS course: Checked automatically set for approach (auto-tune). • The aircraft keeps descending.. • As soon as the aircrafts leaves the runway.on the PFD.. I am requested to switch to the ground frequency to taxi to the parking point. I had my hands ready. Taxi . As the aircraft stops. Checked • Braking: Checked • Auto-Brake: OFF. the auto-brake should turn OFF automatically. we arrive near our destination airport. the auto-brake must be set on the MED or MAX position and the second autopilot AP2 must be turned ON. I decide to make an automatic landing. just in case something is wrong. a beep is heard and the message AUTOLAND appears on the E/WD. and automatic braking begins. the spoilers can be retracted. When aligned on the localizer and glideslope. • The aircraft goes slower and slower until it comes to a complete stop.

5 tons of gas. just before Batteries.• To the parking place. First. The passengers • can be released and allowed to smoke. and doors can • finally be opened (check the DOOR page on the SD). Nice flight. Avionics can be • turned OFF. • • • As I want to leave the aircraft. 54 . ready to start again. parking brakes must be set.. and my A320 burnt around 4.. the aircraft can be switched • OFF. The aircraft is now • dark and cold... Lights can be • switched OFF (taxi and strobe lights). then • Generators must be switched OFF just before engines • are shut down by closing fuel valves.. Parking Brakes: Set Generators: OFF Engines: OFF Taxi light: OFF Strobe light: OFF Seat Belts: OFF No smoking: OFF Main exit: Opened Avionics: OFF Batteries: OFF The flight duration was 1 hour 10 minutes..

55 . Cross Feed When playing with the fuel pumps. it may be a bug in FS2002. This feature uses DirectX (DirectInput) and I couldn't find a way to ignore the key press when FS2002 window is not the active window. Virtual Cockpit In this mode. you may notice a strange behavior of the cross feed selector.Known Bugs Keyboard Usage Some key combinations allow you to trigger some actions through the keyboard. and if you press 'I'. this feature is still active. This is a limitation of FS2002. If FS2002 is running in background. which has a great virtual cockpit. the flight plan. I don't know how to fix it. the traffic and the navaids don’t appear on the ND. For example. which does not show the vector drawings in VC mode. This can be seen with the Project Airbus A320. the integ light will be switched on in your aircraft. if you use Notepad while FS2002 is running.

What can I do? Answer Download the latest version of FSUIPC (http://www.Frequently Asked Questions Question When I load an aircraft that uses one of your panel. it changes by increments of 10 instead of 1.dll. Why? Answer You get this because the gauge uses the module FSSound. so the Alpha-Floor protection system automatically applies full power to avoid stall.dll=1 Question When I change the heading or course on the autopilot. and this module was designed for FS2000. edit your FS2002. This is why it has to be declared as an old module for FS2002. but full throttle is applied. To do this.cfg file. and look into the Technical page.schiratti. and add the following lines: [OldModules] FSSound. and install it. and the panel appears almost empty. Run FS2002. What is wrong? Answer Your approach speed is too low. I have never tried this. until it reaches 20 feet AGL.com/dowson. Why? Answer Both questions have the same answer: this happens only with the Project Airbus A320. on short final. at around 20 feet AGL. To correct this problem. Why? On take-off. I get a message saying that FS2002 can't load the gauge. It comes from the aircraft model and not from the panel. the PFD is still in ground mode when the aircraft is airborne. Check the box Fix control acceleration if it is not already done.cfg file. open FSUIPC window. the throttle is on IDLE position. Question When autobrake is armed. you can change your 56 .html). the spoilers are automatically deployed when the aircraft is still in the air. Some people say that it can be corrected by editing the "Contact Points" section of the aircraft. Question When I land.

Question I have no joystick connected to my PC. and the pedestal. click on the second zone to see the pedestal. and you can disconnect the ELAC by pressing the ELAC1 button on the overhead panel. the panel layout has changed. This will disable the Alpha-floor features. There are two new clickable zones. the second zone is below the PFD and ND. this feature can't work. What can I do? Answer The Alpha-floor flight envelope protection system developed in my Airbus panels are required to fly the aircraft with a joystick. In the real aircraft. can I fly without it? Answer Yes. Question I have no throttle device connected to my PC. Why? Answer Since version 2. "FMC" and "GPS" buttons below the PFD that were present in the older versions of your panel have disappeared. just like in reality. Read the documentation. 57 . you see the overhead panel when you look up and the pedestal when you look down. Question The "PED". Click on the first zone and the overhead panel will appear. The white triangle indexes shown on the E/WD screen are supposed to show the position of the throttle levers. it shows that the panel is much bigger than the screen. and everything will work fine in the panel.approach speed by following the ideal speed indicator shown on the PFD. you can. and the Airbus panel works badly. the overhead panel. these indexes will stay at a median position. If you have no joystick. it is composed of the main panel. The first one is located on the top part of the main panel.1. on the left of the light switches. You can also use the "look ahead/up" and "look down" keys of FS2002 (default keys are Ctrl-Keypad 8 and Shift-Keypad 5). or you can disconnect the ELAC computer to disable the Alpha-Floor. If you don't have a throttle device.

Checklist PRE-START BATTERY AVIONICS GENERATOR 1 GENERATOR 2 DOORS NAV LIGHTS ADIRS FUEL Flight Plan IFR CLEARANCE TRANSPONDER THROTTLE Page SD DOOR BEACON SEAT BELTS NO SMOKING PARKING BRAKES ON ON OFF OFF Closed ON Check. Aligned Quantity checked Loaded Copied Code checked IDLE Checked (All doors closed) ON ON ON Set PUSH-BACK TAXI CLEARANCE CLEAR AREA TAXI LIGHTS PARKING BRAKES Granted Checked ON Released (Check NULL pressures) ENGINE START ENG MODE ENG MASTER 1 ENG MASTER 2 Engine Start ENG MODE Page SD WHEEL GENERATOR 1 GENERATOR 2 CHRONO IGN/START ON ON Done Check NORM Checked ON ON Start 58 .

The stick must be pushed half-way below 80 kts and brought gently back to neutral. not armed 20-30 kts MAX BEFORE TAKEOFF HEADING/ALTIMETERS ALERTS TAKEOFF CLEARANCE DEPARTURE FREQUENCY TAXI LIGHTS LDG LIGHTS STROBE LIGHTS AUTO-BRAKE SPOILERS TO CONFIG Checked Checked (no Alert message or light) Granted Copied OFF ON ON RTO Armed Checked TAKEOFF 1. As soon as climb is confirmed: GEAR SPOILERS AUTO-BRAKE Above 1500 ft (AGL) AUTOPILOT THROTTLE Retracted Disarmed. and then apply takeoff thrust (FLX or TOGA). 2.BEFORE TAXI ELEVATOR TRIM FLAPS RUDDER TRIM FLIGHT DIRECTOR Takeoff Setting Takeoff CENTER ON TAXI BRAKES ENG ANTI-ICE PROBE ANTI-ICE STANDBY ALTIMETER AUTOPILOT GROUND SPEED Tested As Required As Required Set to 0 (Ground Altitude) Set.Increase thrust in 2 steps: increase to 50% N1 on both engines. Retracted OFF As Required CL 59 .Release brakes before increasing thrust. 3.

LDG LIGHTS EXTERIOR LIGHTING OFF As Required AFTER TAKEOFF FLAPS AIRSPEED As Required (retracted above 230 kts) Under 250 kts below 10 000 ft TRANSITION ALTITUDE ALTIMETER FLAPS SEAT BELTS AIRSPEED Set to Standard Retracted OFF Accelerate to cruise speed CRUISE Check navigation on FMGC. BEFORE DESCENT SEAT BELTS AIRSPEED AUTOPILOT ON 280 kts or Mach 0. Check fuel tanks balance for a straight flight.80 Altitude entered DESCENTE Transition altitude reached: ALTIMETER On ATIS reception: Get Runway info (QFU) Enter the QFU as the COURSE Enter the ILS frequency into NAV1 (if available) Enter QNH into the Altimeter Compute the QFE depending on the runway elevation Enter the QFE on the standby altimeter Set to QNH 60 .

Checked (3 Green) ON Armed As Required Checked released Under 160 kts If FLAPS FULL.DESCENT – APPROACH FLAPS Extended depending on Airspeed : 230 kts : Pos. Airspeed 140-150 kts LANDING SPOILERS THROTTLE BRAKES THROTTLE Confirmed Extended Short Landing : REV Otherwise : IDLE As Required IDLE (When speed reaches 60kt) AFTER LANDING . 3 177 kts : Pos.TAXI AUTO-BRAKE SPOILERS FLAPS LDG LIGHTS TAXI LIGHTS ELEVATOR TRIM GROUND FREQUENCY EXTERIOR LIGHTING Disarmed Retracted 0 OFF ON Set for Takeoff Set As Required LANDING SYSTEM 61 . 1+F 200 kts : Pos. FULL ON BEFORE LANDING GEAR LDG LIGHTS SPOILERS AUTO-BRAKE PARKING BRAKES AIRSPEED Extended. 2 185 kts : Pos. 1 210 kts : Pos.

PARKING – SHUT DOWN THROTTLE PARKING BRAKES TAXI LIGHTS STROBE LIGHTS ENG MASTER 1 ENG MASTER 2 VALUES DECREASE Page SD DOOR SEAT BELTS SIGN NO SMOKING SIGN BEACON GENERATOR 1 GENERATOR 2 BEACON EXTERIOR LIGHTING FLIGHT DIRECTOR LANDING SYSTEM ANTI-ICE AVIONICS BATTERY IDLE Set OFF OFF OFF OFF Checked Checked OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF As Required OFF OFF All OFF OFF OFF 62 .