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Presented by:

Frank Chapman

Experimental Test Pilot

A350 XWB
A Newcomer to the Airbus Family
Flight Operations Conference
Paris, 12th May 2009

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The Interface is worth a Thousand Pictures

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Airbus cockpit design - A350XWB

Main drivers:
SAFETY
SECURITY
EFFICIENCY

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COMFORT

Main inputs:
Customers

feed-back

Experience
Research
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AIRBUS COCKPITS: A FAMILY STORY


Innovation

Commonality
A350XWB

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Fly-By-Wire
Side-stick
Non back driven
Thrust Levers
EFIS
ECAM
FMS
Dark
cockpit

A320
A330
A340

A310

1983

Innovation

A380

Interactivity
Onboard Information System
Airport Navigation
Vertical Display
Integrated Radio Management
Panel
Electronic normal C/L & notsensed procedures

1988

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2007

Large displays
flexibility
Extended
interactivity
Class 2 EFB
flexibility

2013
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Contents

Flight Deck Organization


Cockpit functions according to flight crew tasks
Fly
Navigate
Communicate
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Manage

Systems
Manage Mission

Cross Crew Qualification

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Flight Deck organization

Fly

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Communicate
Manage systems

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Manage
Mission

Navigate

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FLY

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FLY Ground interfaces


Commonality for ground
manouevring
Nose

wheel steering

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tiller
Rudder pedals and
brakes
Thrust levers

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FLY Ground interfaces


Commonality in ground
steering
Nose

wheel steering

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tiller
Rudder pedals and
brakes
Thrust levers

Optional Taxi camera


on PFD

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FLY Flight interfaces


Commonality for flight
controls
Side-stick

pedals
Non back-driven thrust
levers
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Rudder

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FLY Flight interfaces


Commonality for flight
controls

Side-stick
Rudder

pedals
Non back-driven thrust
levers

Commonality for config.


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management
Flaps

and Speedbrakes

levers
Landing Gear and
Braking controls
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FLY Flight interfaces


PFD

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Airbus

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legacy design

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FLY Flight interfaces


PFD
Airbus

legacy design

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Plus:
For A350XWB:
config. information
below PFD
More information
At the right place
At the right time

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FLY Flight interfaces

Engine Display
A350XWB:
ACUTE symbology

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FLY Flight interfaces


Auto-Flight
Commonality

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Short-term tactical
controls on
glareshield
Flight Mode
Annunciator on PFD
For

A350XWB:

FCU Back-up on MFD

EFIS controls
Auto-Flight controls
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FLY Flight interfaces

Stand-by instruments
Integrated
Standard

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600

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design

since A340-

FLY Optional Head-Up Display

Dual or Single HUD

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proposed as option

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FLY

Commonality with the Airbus family


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Flight Deck organization

Fly

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Communicate
Manage systems

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Manage
Mission

Navigate

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NAVIGATE Pilots interfaces


Navigation Display
Up

to now

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Navigation Display
EFIS control panel

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NAVIGATE Pilots interfaces


Navigation Display
Up

to now:

Navigation Display

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For

A350XWB:

Enhanced EFIS
control panel
Vertical Display

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NAVIGATE Pilots interfaces


Navigation Display
Up

to now:

Navigation Display

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For

A350XWB:

Enhanced EFIS
control panel
Vertical Display
Airport Navigation

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NAVIGATE Pilots interfaces

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NAVIGATE Pilots interfaces

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Multi
Function
Display
(MFD)

Keyboard
&
Cursor
Control
Unit
(KCCU)

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Flight Deck organization

Fly

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Communicate
Manage systems

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Manage
Mission

Navigate

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COMMUNICATE

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COMMUNICATE Pilots interfaces

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COMMUNICATE Voice Com pilots interfaces

RMP

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ACP

Voice Com
For

A350XWB:
Integrated Radio
Management Panel
With IFF control

MCDU
(Satcom
pages, Data
Link Status
pages)

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COMMUNICATE Data Link pilots interfaces

Attention
Attention getter
getter

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Shared
Shared ATC
ATC Mail
Mail Box
Box

ATC
ATC COM
COM page
page on
on MFD
MFD

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NAVIGATE Data Link pilots interfaces


2 DCDUs

ATC Datalink
For

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MCDU

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A350XWB:

Shared central
Mail Box
ATC COM page
on MFD

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COMMUNICATE

Commonality
Innovation
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June 2008

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Flight Deck organization

Fly

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Communicate
Manage systems

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Manage
Mission

Navigate

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MANAGE SYSTEMS Pilots interfaces

Overhead Panel

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Dark

cockpit:
No white lights
=
Systems are set
Ready to fly
Commonality:

same layout and


procedural flows
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MANAGE SYSTEMS Pilots interfaces


System Display
Auto

or manual
system pages
selection
A350XWB:
video monitoring

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For

Cockpit Door
Cabin

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MANAGE SYSTEMS Pilots interfaces


Warning Display
For A350XWB:

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Enhanced

ECAM
control panel
Sensed Abnormal and
Emergency
Procedures
Non-sensed Abnormal
& Emergency
procedures

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MANAGE SYSTEMS Pilots interfaces


Normal Check-Lists
SA &

LR:
paper QRH

A350XWB:

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Normal C/L on MFD


KCCU interactivity

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Flight Deck organization

Fly

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Communicate
Manage systems

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Manage
Mission

Navigate

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MANAGE MISSION

Onboard Information System


Improves access to pilots' operational information and

simplifies some of their tasks

Reduces the quantity of paper documents in the cockpit and

replaces them with electronic ones:

- improving information access and search


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MANAGE MISSION Pilots interfaces

Onboard Information System


Since

1997: LPC available

A380:

class 3

Dedicated 12 screens
Sliding table keyboard

15.4
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A350XWB:

Keyboard
Touchpad
Docking Station

KCCU

Modular and scalable offer


Class 2 EFB flexibility
Widest 15.4 displays,
common P/N with avionics
KCCU interactivity

A/L laptop
(Class 2)
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Cockpit Interactivity Cursor navigation

CAPT

F/O

KCCU

KCCU

Similarity
Similaritywith
withA380
A380cursors
cursorsnavigation
navigation
Extension
ExtensiontotoOIS
OIS

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FLEXIBILITY of 6 identical Large Displays

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OIS on center

Each

pilot can send his


OIS on center to share
information
MFD is transferred on
external DU
MFD

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CAPT
OIS
CAPT

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View offside OIS

OIS
OIS

OIS

F/O
CAPT

F/O

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MMEL targets
6 large displays with same P/N allows:
Dispatch with any DU failed without maintenance action (*)
Dispatch with two DUs failed with a simple maintenance action

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( failed DU swapping to Outer positions) (*)

(*): Pending Authorities approval

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Pilot Training

The A350XWB is a member of the AIRBUS family, and


will therefore benefit from Cross-Crew Qualification

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Examples of CCQ programs (*):


A320 to A350XWB

11 days

A330/A340 to
A350XWB

10 days

A380 to A350XWB

5 days

(*): Pending
Authorities
approval
To
be compared

to a full transition course = 24 days

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Conclusion
A350XWB
Maintain Commonality

Cockpit organization

Steering and Fly-By-Wire

Core Displays

Benefit from Innovation

Procedures (normal and


non-normal)

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Training (CCQ, MFF)

6 identical Large
Displays flexibility

Extended interactivity

Class 2 EFB flexibility

Enhanced growth
capability

Operational Efficiency by Design


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