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A 320 / SOME LIMITATIONS

KINDS OF OPERATION
Public transport category (pass / freight), day and night operation:
-VFR / IFR
-Extended overwater flights
-Flight in icing conditions
-Max number of passengers 180

MINIMUM FLIGHT CREW


Two pilots

WEIGHT LIMITATIONS
-MAX TAXI WEIGHT:

77.400 Kg

-MAX TO WEIGHT (Brake Release):

77.000 Kg

-MAX LANDING WEIGHT:

66.000 kg

-MAX ZERO FUEL WEIGHT (MZW):

62.500 kg

-MINIMUM WEIGHT:

37.230 Kg

FLIGHT MANEUVERING LOAD ACCELERATION LIMIT


-Clean Configuration:
-Slat and Flap Extended:
-Slat Extended and Flaps Retracted:

-1g to 2.5g
0g to 2g
0g to 2g

AIRPORT OPERATION
-RWY SLOPE:

PLUS or MINUS 2%

-RWY ALT:

9.200 FT

-NOMINAL RWY WIDTH: 45 mts


-WINDS FOR TO and LAND:
MAX X - WIND DRY RWY T/O AND LDG (GUST INCLUDED)..35 KTS
MAX X - WIND WET RWY T/O................................................29 KTS
MAX X - WIND WET RWY LDG............................................... 30 KTS
MAX TAIL WIND....................................15 KTS

WIND FOR PASS and CARGO DOOR OPERATION


-MAX WIND FOR PASS DOOR OPERATION............65 KTS
-MAX WIND FOR CARGO DOOR OPERATION...........40 KTS
(or 50 KTS if the aircraft nose is oriented into the wind or cargo door on leeward
side)
-CARGO DOOR MUST BE CLOSED BEFORE WIND EXCEEDS65 KTS

SPEED LIMIT
-VMO
BELOW 24600 FT..350 KTS
-MMO
ABOVE 24600 FT 39000 FT....0.82 M

MAX FLAP / SLAT SPEED


LEVER

SLATS

FLAPS

ECAM

MAX

FLT

POSITIO
N
1
1F
2
3
FULL

18
18
22
22
27

0
10
15
20
40

INDICATIO
N
1
1 PLUS F
2
3
FULL

SPEED
230
215
200
185
177

PHASE
HOLDING
T.O
T.O / APP
T.O/APP/LAND
LAND

LANDING GEAR SPEEDS


-MAX SPEED WITH LAND GEAR EXTENDED (VLE)...280 KTS / M .67
-VLO EXTENSION.250 KTS
-VLO RETRACTION..220 KTS
-MAX ALTITUDE.25.000 FT

DIFFERENT SPEEDS
MAX TIRE SPEED (GROUND SPEED)..195 KTS
WIND SHIELD WIPERS (MAX SPEED).230 KTS
COCKPIT WINDOW OPEN..........................................200 KTS
TAXI SPEED: When weight is higher than 76.000 KG do not exceed 20 KTS during a
turn
NOTE: Qatar Airways policy is MAX 10 kts during a turn and 30 kts straight
STALLING SPEEDS
It depends on:
-CG
- Weight
-Configuration
-Pressure Altitude
Consult graphs - FCOM/LIMITATIONS/SPEED LIMITATIONS/STALLING SPEEDS

CABIN PRESSURE
-MAX POSITIVE DIFF PRESS..8.6 PSI
-MAX NEGATIVE DIFF PRESS -1 PSI
-MAX PRESS and SAFETY VALVE SETTING TOLERANCE PLUS or MINUS 7 HPA
(0.1, PSI)

RAM AIR INLET


Only open if diff press is lower than 1 PSI

AIR COND WITH LP GROUND UNIT


-Do not use A/C simultaneously from packs and LP GROUND UNIT (to avoid
chattering of the non-return valves)
-Airflow supplied by the GROUND CART shall not exceed 1.2 Kg/s
AIR COND WITH HP GROUND UNIT
-Do not use HP GROUND UNIT when APU supplies bleed air to avoid bleed system
damage

AUTO PILOT
-MIN height for use of A/P on T.O with SRS MODE..100 FT AGL
-FMGS logic prevents A/P from engaging during 5 sec after lift off

MINIMUM HEIGHT FOR USE OF A/P IN:


-STRAIGHT IN NON PRES APP
APPLICABLE: MDA / MDH

-SRAIGHT IN LNAV / VNAV APP........


APPLICABLE: DA
-CIRCLING APP..................APPLICABLE CIRCLING
MINIMUMS - 100ft
-ILS APP (when CAT II CAT III is not in the FMA).............
160 FT, AGL
-GO AROUND (A/P F/D engage)
.............. 100 FT, AGL
-ALL OTHER
PHASES................. 500 FT,
AGL

AUTO THRUST
Use of AT is approved with or without A/P F/D in selected or manage mode

FLIGHT MANAGEMENT FUNCTION


FMGS lateral and vertical NAV has been certified for after: T.O, route, and terminal
area operation, for instrument approach procedures (except: ILS- LOC BC LDA
SDF MLF)

EN ROUTE
IN
TERMINAL
AREA
IN APPROACH

A/P ON
IN NAV
1 NM
0.5 NM

A/P OFF
FD OFF
1 NM
0.51 NM

A/P OFF
FD OFF
1.1 NM
0.51 NM

0.3 NM

0.3 NM

NOT AUTHORIZED

AUTOM APP / LAND ROLL OUT


-CAT II.... DH 100 ft, AGL
-CAT III FAIL PASSIVE (single) DH 50 ft, AGL
-CAT III FAIL OPERATION (DUAL) Alert Hight 100 ft, AGL
CAT III WITH DH.DH 25 ft

CAT III WITHOUT DH..RVR 75 m

ENGINE OUT
CAT II / CAT III fail passive AUTO LAND are only approved in CONFIG FULL, and if
ENG OUT procedure are completed before reaching 1000 FT, AGL during approach

MAX WIND CONDITIONS FOR CAT II or CAT III, AUTOMATIC APP and
LANDING ROLL OUT
-HEAD WIND. 30 KTS
-TAIL WIND. 10 KTS
- X-WIND.. 20 KTS

ELECTRICAL
-MAX CONT LOAD PER GEN....................... 100% (90
KVA)
-MAX CONT LOAD PER TR......................................200
A
-ELECT OUTLETS.......... FORBIDDEN TO USE DURING T.O and LAND

FLIGHT CONTROL
MAX OP ALT WITH SLATS and or FLAPS EXTENDED IS........ 20.000 FT

FUEL
-WING FUEL IMBALANCE / INNER TANKS
FUEL QTY
FULL
4.300 KG
2.250 KG

MAX ALLOWED
IMBALANCE
1.500 KG
1.600 KG
2.250 KG

-OUTER TANKS 690 KG

-FUEL TEMP
JET - A1
MIN -43C
MAX 54C

JET - B
MIN -46
MAX 49C

NOTE: JET A only, If TAT reaches -34C, monitor on ECAM that fuel temp remains
higher than -36C

-MINIM FUEL QTY FOR T.O 1.500 KG


-Wing TK LO LVL warning must NOT be displayed on ECAM for T.O
-When using JP 4 or JET B: Fuel in center tank is to be regarded as unusable if the
wing temp exceeds the following values, before eng start and if the given flight level
is exceed before the center tank fuel has been used.
PLUS 30C NOT ABOVE FL 350
PLUS 40C NOT ABOVE FL 300
PLUS 49C NOT ABOVE FL 250
REASON: at high alt with high fuel temp, the press delivered by center tank pumps
becomes lower than the press delivered by the wing tank pumps.

-FUEL MANAGEMENT
TANKS MUST BE EMPTIED BY THE FOLLOWING ORDER:
CENTER TANK, THEN WING TANKS
T.O ON CENTER TANK IS PROHIBITED
HYDRAULICS
NORMAL OPERATION PRESS. 3.000 PSI, PLUS or MINUS 200
PSI
BRAKES

MAX BRAKE TEMP FOR T.O 300 C


AUTO - BRAKE
DO NOT RELY ON THE AUTO BRAKE
TAXI WITH DE-FLATED TIRES
1.If tire damage is suspected )inspection) is required before taxi.
2.If tire is DE-FLATED but not damage, the aircraft can be taxi at low speed:
-If ONE TIRE is de-flated on one or more gears (max of 3 TIRES), MAX SPEED 7 kts
when turning
-If TWO TIRES are de-flated on the same main gear (the other main gear tires must
NOT being de-flated), speed should be limited to: 3 KTS and NOT more than 30
degrees nose wheel steering angle.

NOSE WHEEL STEERING


-HANDWHEELS 75
-TOWING and PUSHBABCK. 95
-TOWBARLESS TOWING AUTHORIZED VEHICLES 85

IRS
-Inertial Reference System.......................
73 LATITUDE
-IRS will NOT provide a valid magnetic heading LAT GREATER THAN
73NORTH
.......... LAT
GREATER THAN 60SOUTH

GPWS
-Aircraft NAV not to be predicted upon the use of the terrain display (situational
awareness tool only)

-GPWS (Inhibited) TERR PUSH BUTTON OFF, when aircraft position is less than 15
NM from the airfield:
...For RWYS NOT in GPWS database
...For SID / STARS, been identified as potentially triggering false terrain alerts

ISIS
When both PFDs are lost, the ISIS bugs function must NOT be used

X WIND OPERATION ON GRD


ENG capable of starting in X WIND up to 35 KTS

REDUCED THRUST TAKE OFF


-Only permitted if airplane meets all applicable performance
-Flex Temp not higher than ISA + 72 C (T MAX FLEX)
-NOT EXCEED 25% of the full rated T.O thrust
-Assumed temp not lower than flat rating temp or actual OAT
-Not permitted on Contaminated RWY
-Permitted with any Inoperative Items as long as the performance requirements are
all met

REVERSE THRUST
-RVS THRUST NOT PERMITED .. IN FLT
-MAX RVS NOT PERMITED FOR BACK UP
-MAX RVS SHOULD NOT BE USED.. BELOW 70 KTS
-IDLE THRUST RVS IS PERMITED DOWN TO AIRCRAFT STOP

STARTER CYCLES
ENGINES

3 CONSECUTIVE CYCLES

( 2 CYCLES OF 2 MIN EACH..FOLLOWED 3rd CYCLE OF 1 MIN )

PAUSE BETWEEN STARTS ATTEMPS..15 SECONDS

COOLING PERIOD:

FOLLOWING 3 STARTS ATTEMPS or 4 MIN OF CONTINOUS CRACKING= 30 MIN

NO RUNNING ENGAGEMENT OF THE STARTER WHEN N2 IS ABOVE:


10% ...................... ON GND
18% .. IN FLT

ENG RPM
-N1 MAX . 100%
-N1 LIMIT DEPENDS UPON AMBIENT CONDITION AND ENGINE AIRBLEED CONFIG
-N2 MAX.. 100%

ENGINE OIL TEMPERATURES


-MIN PRIOR TO EXCEEDING IDLE .. -10C
-MIN PRIOR TO T.O . 50C

-MAX CONT TEMP . 155C


-MAX TRANS TEMP (15 MIN) ..
-MIN STARTING TEMP ..

165C
-40C

MIN OIL PRESS. 60 PSI

POWER PLANT
THRUST SETTINGS / ENG LIMITS
OPERATING
CONDITION

TIME

EGT

NOTE

5 MIN
T.O / G.A

MCT
STARTING

635C
10 MIN
UNLIMITED

ONLY IN CASE OF
ENG FAIL
610C
635C

APU
-START CYCLES
AFTER 3 STARTS MOTOR DUTY CYCLES:
WAIT 60 MIN, BEFORE ATTEMPTING 3 MORE CYCLES
-ELECT PWR EXTRACTION, AT or BELOW 250 FL, ISA PLUS 35 and BELOW
100%/90 KVA
-ENG START UP TO 15.000 FT, IF SPEED BELOW
. 150 KTS
- ENG START UP TO 20.000 FT, IF SPEED ABOVE
180 KTS
-ONE PACK UP TO
20000
FT
-TWO PACKS UP
TO.. 15000
FT

-APU OIL QTY: May be started and operated even if the LOW OIL LEVEL ECAM
ADVISORY is displayed
Note: maintenance action required within 10 hrs of APU operating

-APU EGT LIMITS:


MAX EGT WITH APU RUNNING:
...682 C with 5s confirmation time for shutdown or,
...From 700 C to 742 C for immediate shutdown, depending on ambient
temp
MAX TEMP FOR START BELOW 250 FL
. 900 C
MAX TEMP FOR START ABOVE 250 FL
.. 982 C

-ROTOR SPEED (MAX ECAM DISPLAY, N____)


. 107%
-AUTO SHUTDOWN
AT...107%
corresponds to an actual of 105%