This course is designed for Line Officers, Fire Fighters, and Emergency Response Personnel to review and familiarize themselves with emergency information pertaining to the Airbus 320 in accordance with Airbus Industries technical manuals. After attending this class personnel should be able to:
+ Identify, locate, and describe the operation of emergency doors and over-wing exits on board an Airbus 320.
+ Identify, locate, and describe shutdown procedures for the interior systems found on an Airbus 320.
+ Identify, locate, and describe shutdown procedures for the exterior systems found on an Airbus 320.
II OVERHEAD 1. II
I. GENERAL INFORMATION
A. RESCUE DIMENSIONS
1. Aircraft sits abnormally high off the ground.
2. Average distance floor level to ground:
Wheels retracted 7 feet 6 inches Wheels extended 11 feet 6 inches
3. Interior Fire Flows: 100% = 139 G.P.M.; 75%=104 G.P.M.; 50% = 69 G.P.M.; 25%= 35 G.P.M.
B. GENERAL AIRCRAFT DIMENSIONS
1. Aircraft Capacity: 150-176 maximum occupancy.
2. Wing Span - 112 feet; Fuselage Length = 123 feet.
3. Aircraft is equipped with two (2) turbo-fanjet engines: Engine #1 - Pilot's left, Engine #2 - Pilot's right.
INSTRUCTOR S NOTES
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II OVERHEAD 211
II. FUEL SYSTEM
A. SYSTEM CAPACITY
1. Fuel tank capacity consists of6,250 gallons ofJet-A fuel @ 41,875 pounds.
2. Critical flow = 512 gallons per minute.
3. Practical flow = 1,544 gallons per minute.
B. SYSTEM CONFIGURATION
1. Two jet engines using Jet-A fuel.
2. A shrouded fuel line for auxiliary power unit runs between the cabin floor and the cargo area from the main fuel tank to the tail section.
Airbus 320 - 4
SYSTEM CAPACITY 6,250 gallons of JET -A fuel @ 41,875 pounds.
Critical flow = 512 gallons per minute Practical flow = 1,544 gallons per minute
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II. OVERHEAD 3 II
III. AUXILIARY POWER UNIT (A.P.U.)
A. LOCATION OF CRITICAL COMPONENTS
1. AP.U is located in the tail section.
2. Access to the AP.U can be gained by opening the two access doors located in the bottom of the tail section.
3. External shutdown is located on the belly of the fuselage, forward of the nose gear behind a 5 inch by 3 inch access panel door.
4. Internal shutdown is located between the left and right ENG/FIRE buttons.
5. A shrouded AP. U fuel line runs between cabin floor and cargo area down the left side of the aircraft.
SHUTDOWN AND EXTINGUISHING PROCEDURES
1. External - access to the shutdown panel can be gained by opening the panel forward of the nose gear on the belly of the fuselage.
Lift the plastic cover and push the AP.U button to shut the unit down. (The on-board halon bottle is designed to discharge on its own, but
proceed with operations regardless.)
AP.U air intake is located on the bottom of the tail section and can be
used to discharge fire fighting agent into the unit.
4. Internal- located center overhead console between the ENGlFIRE buttons.
5. Lift the flap, push and release the APUlFIRE button. This will shut down air and fuel to the AP.U., as well as arm the extinguishing system.
6. Push the AP.U SQUIBlDISCH to discharge Halon 1301 into unit.
SYSTEM IS EQUIPPED WITH AUTO-SHUT-DOWN, AUTODISCHARGE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM WIDeH MAY xcrrv ATE IN THE EVENT OF AN OVER-HEA TlFIRE EMERGENCY.
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A-320 EXTERNAL A.P.U. SHUTDOWN
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II OVERHEAD 411
IV. COCKPIT SHUTDOWN PROCEDURES
A. ENGINE SHUTDOWN PUSH BUTTON PROCEDURES
1. Located between the pilot seats on center overhead console, numbered 1 and 2.
2. Lift flap, push and release the ENG/FIRE button, allowing button to pop out. This will shut down air, fuel, and hydraulics to the respective engine, as well as arm the extinguishing system.
3. Pushing SQUIBIDISCH button marked AGENT 1 will discharge [halon] agent around the engine; for more halon push SQUIBIDISCH button marked agent 2.
B. INTERNAL A.P.U. SHUTDOWN PUSH BUTTON PROCEDURES
1. Internal button is located between the right and left ENG/FlRE shutdown buttons.
2. Lift flap, push and release AP. U. button. This shuts off air and fuel to the AP.U., as well as arm the extinguishing system.
3. Pushing SQUIBIDISCH button discharges Halon 1301 into the AP.U.
C. BATTERY SHUTDOWN PROCEDURES
1. The Battery switches are located in the center of the overhead console just forward of the ENG/FIRE buttons.
2. Push both FAULT/OFF buttons to shut batteries off.
3. Batteries are located on the right hand side of the nose in a compartment below the cockpit window.
4. Batteries are equipped with quarter-tum quick disconnects.
DISCONNECTING BATTERY POWER MAY RENDER FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS INOPERATIVE .
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II OVERHEAD 5 II
v. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
A. COMPONENTS AND LOCATION
1. Electrical system consists of two (2) nickel-cadmium batteries.
2. Both batteries are located in the electronics equipment compartment which is located on the forward right hand side of the fuselage. Access is gained through the compartment door located below the co-pilot's window on the right hand side.
B. DISCONNECT PROCEDURES
1. Both batteries use a quarter-tum quick disconnect.
2. Also located on the right side of the aircraft is the avionics compartment which contains additional electrical equipment.
IF BATTERIES ARE DISCONNECTED FIRE EXTINGUISHING AND SHUTDOWN SYSTEMS MAY NOT OPERATE.
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II OVERHEAD 6 II
VI. OXYGEN SYSTEM
A. LOCA TION OF COMPONENTS
1. Cockpit oxygen bottle is located on the forward left hand side of the fuselage. Access is gained through the compartment door below the pilot's window on the left hand side of the aircraft.
2. Passenger oxygen system consists of oxygen generating machines located over seats.
3. A variety of small First Aid cylinders can be found in different locations within the cabin.
B. SAFETY PROCEDURES
1. Bottle can be safetied by turning the knob clockwise.
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A-320 ONBOARD OXYGEN SYSTEM
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II OVERHEAD 7 II
VII. EMERGENCY EGRESS SYSTEMS
A. MAIN CABIN DOORS
1. Once placed in the ARMED mode, all main cabin doors are air actuated and will forcibly blow open if opened from the inside.
2. If opened from the outside the main cabin do rs will disarm.
3. Main cabin doors are designed with a dual light warning system inside the
cabin on the door:
Red lighted square indicates cabin is pressurized.
White lighted square indicates cabin door is being opened under emergency operations. These systems are used by the flight attendants.
4. Always place ladder to the aft of the cabin d or as they open outwards and forwards.
5. Whether inside or outside, all main cabin doors operate the same way.
ARFF PERSONNEL SHOULD BE TRAINED TO ARM AND OPEN CABIN DOORS FROM INSIDE THE AIRCRAFT TO ALLOW FOR ALTERNATE EGRESS DURING INTERIOR OPERATIONS.
B. OVER-WING EXITS
1. All Airbus 320's have two over-wing exits per side that use an escape slide which deploys from the side of the aircraft and unfolds toward the aft of the aircraft.
2. Escape slides deploy automatically when the over-wing exits are opened from either the inside or outside of the aircraft.
C. COCKPIT EGRESS
1. Cockpit windows cannot be opened from the outside!
2. Cockpit windows can be opened from the in . de by pushing the handle release button at the top of the handle while pulling the handle back.
3. Window should unlock; move inward and slide to the rear.
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A-320 EMERGENCY EGRESS SYSTEM
CABIN DOOR CONFIGURATION
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CABIN DOOR OPERATIONS
1. PUSH FLAP TO GRASP HANDLE
2. LWf HANDLE FULLY UP TO HORIZONTAL GREEN LINE
3. PULL DOOR OUlW ARD
4. DOOR AUTOMATICALLY DISARMS
EMERGENCY EXIT OPERATION
I. PUSH RED MARKED FLUSH PANEL INWARDS
2. PUSH HATeD INWARDS AND REMOVE IT
3. SLIDE WILL AUTOMATICALLY DEPLOY
II OVERHE D 8 II
VIII. A-320 AIRCRAFT DANGER AREAS
A. ENGINE INTAKE DANGER AREAS
1. Maintain 25-foot distance from the front of the engines.
B. ENGINE EXHAUST AREAS
1. Depending on power setting jet blast could e rtend over 1000 feet.
C. A.P.U. EXHAUST AREAS
D. OVERHEA TED LANDING GEAR DANGER ZONES
I. ALWAYS approach landing gear from forward or aft when fighting a wheel fire as wheels and tires may explode.
2. Wheels are equipped with fusible plugs designed to melt and deflate the tire when temperatures are excessive.
3. Use of dry chemical is preferred if tires are pressurized, but fog or foam are acceptable alternatives. If all tires are deflated any extinguishing agent may be used.
E. INTERIOR FIRE FLOWS
1. 100% = 139 Gallons per minute.
2. 75% = 104 Gallons per minute.
3. 50% = 69 Gallons per minute.
4. 25% = 35 Gallons per minute.
F. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM HAZARDS
I . 28-volt electrical systems.
G. HYDRA ULIC SYSTEM HAZARDS
1. Operating pressure for the system equals 3,000 p.s.i.
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IX. A-320 SYSTEMS REVIEW
II OVERHEAD 9 II
A. GENERAL INFORMATION
I. Wing Span = 112 Feet; Length =123 Feet.
2. Door sill height I I feet 6 inches with wheels extended; 7 feet 6 inches with wheels retracted.
3. Occupancy = 150 - 176 Passengers.
4 Interior Fire Flows - 100% = 139 G.P.M.; 75% = 104 GP.M.; 50% = 69 G.P.M.;25% = 35 G.P.M.
B. FUEL SYSTEM
I. Two Jet Engines using Jet - A fuel.
2. Fuel Capacity = 6,250 gallons @ 41,875 pounds.
3. Critical flow = 512 gallons per minute; Practical flow = 1,544 gallons per minute.
C. A.P.U. SHUTDOWN AND EXTINGUISHERS
I. Internal - Located between the ENG/FIRE buttons.
2. Lift flap, push and release APUIFIRE button. This will shut down unit ;U1d ann extinguishing system
3. Push SQUIBIDISCH to discharge Halon 130 I into unit.
4. External - Shutdown/extinguishing panel is located on the bottom of the fuselage just forward of the nose gear. Lift
flap over switch push APU SHUTOFF button.
S. Access to the A.P.U. itself can be gained by opening the two access doors located in the bottom of the tail section.
6. A shrouded A.P.U. fuel line runs between cabin floor and cargo area down the left side of the aircraft.
7. A.P.U. air intake is found on the bottom of the fuselage at the tail section.
D. ENGINE SHUTDOWN & EXTINGUISHERS
I Located between the pilot's seat on the overhead console.
2. Lift flap, push and release the ENGIFIRE button. This shuts off the engine and arms the extinguishing system.
3 Push either SQUIBIDISCH button to discharge Halon 130 I around the engine
4. Utilize both SQUIBIDISH buttons
E. BATTERY SWITCHES AND BATTERY LOCATION(S)
I. Battery switches are located in the center of the overhead console just forward of the ENGIFIRE buttons.
2. Push both FAULT/OFF battery buttons to shut batteries off.
3 Batteries are located on the right hand side of the nose in a compartment below the cockpit window.
4. Quarter-turn quick disconnect knobs are provided.
F. OXYGEN SYSTEMS
I. Oxygen bottle is located on the right hand side of the nose in a compartment below the cockpit window.
2. Bottle can be safetied by turning knob clockwise.
3 Passengers relay on oxygen generating units.
4. Small First Aid type cylinders are found throughout the cabin.
G. EMERGENCY EGRESS
I MAIN CABIN DOOR - All main doors, I left, I right, and 2 left and 2 right, all operate in the same manner from either inside or outside the aircraft. CABIN DOOR'S ESCAPE SLIDE DISARMS WHEN THE MAIN DOOR IS OPENED FROM THE OUTSIDE. Push flap in and grasp door operating handle. Lift up to its fully raised position while pulling on the door. The door is hinged to come away from the aircraft and slide forward. All doors are equipped with a two light warning system that can be viewed through the door's window from the outside. When the RED LIGHT is illuminated, the cabin is pressurized and the door CarU10t be opened. When the door is opened from the inside, in the armed mode, the WHITE LIGHT will illuminate and an audible external alarm will sound.
2 OVER-WING EXIT - Two over-wing exits can be found on each side of the aircraft. All exits are plug type and opened by pushing inward. Push in on the flap at the top of the exit while pushing the exit inward. Once released, tum exit hatch and remove from aircraft. If opened from the INSIDE, a double lane escape slide will deploy from the side of the aircraft and extend toward the rear of the aircraft. Exercise extreme caution when working in this area.
3. COCKPIT WINDOWS - Cockpit windows CANNOT be opened from the outside.
H. AIRCRAFT HAZARDS
I. Hydraulic pressures equals 3,000 p.s.i.
2. Landing Gear - AL WAYS approach landing gear from forward or aft, when dealing with a gear emergency.
3 Engine intake, engine and A.P.U exhaust.
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A-320 SYSTEM REVIEW
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DOORS MAY FORCIBLY BLOW OPEN UNDER EMERGENCY OPERATIONS.
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