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737-300/400

AUTOMATIC FLIGHT
(Non-EFIS Panels)

This 737-300/400 Systems CD was created with the goal of thoroughly reviewing aircraft systems only (fuel, electrical, hydraulics etc.). As a courtesy, our developers have included this Automatic Flight presentation, which is a very brief description of the Mode Control Panel (MCP), Autopilot and Autothrottle. If you desire a detailed presentation on the Automatic Flight system, we recommend purchasing software which is dedicated to this subject matter. Thank you!

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)

Instrument Panels

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)

The MCP provides the pilots with a central control panel to operate the autopilots (A/P), autothrottle (A/T), and flight directors (F/D). The Autopilot Flight Director System (AFDS) is a dual system consisting of two individual flight control computers (FCCs) and a single mode control panel (MCP).

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)

The switches on the panel are pressed to select desired command modes. When selected, the switch illuminates to indicate that the mode has been selected. Illumination of the switch also indicates that the mode can be deselected by pressing the switch again. While a mode is active, it is possible for de-selection of that mode to be automatically inhibited. This is indicated by the respective switch being extinguished. When engagement of a mode would be in conflict with the current operation, pressing the switch has no effect. All modes can be disengaged either by selecting another mode or by disengaging the A/P and turning the F/Ds off.

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Speed Controls

The A/T system provides automatic thrust control from the beginning of takeoff, through climb, cruise, descent, approach, and landing or go-around. Both thrust levers incorporate a separate servo motor. The A/T system automatically moves the thrust levers forward and aft via these servo motors. Manually repositioning the thrust levers does not cause A/T disengagement unless 10 of thrust lever separation is exceeded during a dual channel approach after FLARE armed is annunciated. Following manual repositioning, the A/T system may automatically reposition the thrust levers to comply with computed thrust requirements, except while in the THR HLD and ARM modes.

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Speed Controls

A/T ARM Switch: ARM Arms the A/T for engagement. Switch is magnetically held in the ARM position. With the switch in the ARM position, the A/T will engage automatically when the following modes are engaged: LVL CHG, ALT ACQ, V/S, VNAV, ALT HOLD, G/S capture, and TO/GA. OFF Disengages A/T and prevents automatic A/T engagement. Any of the following actions or conditions will automatically disengage the A/T: Moving the A/T ARM switch to OFF. Pressing either A/T disengage switch. Two seconds have elapsed since touchdown. Thrust levers separate more than 10 during a dual channel approach (after FLARE armed is annunciated). The A/T system has detected a fault.
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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Speed Controls

Autothrottle Indicator Light: Illuminated A/T ARM switch in the ARM position.

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Speed Controls

IAS/MACH Display: Displays speed selected by speed selector. Displays 110 knots when power is first applied. Display is blank when: VNAV mode is engaged A/T engaged in FMC SPD mode During a two engine automatic go-around Display range is: 110 KIAS to Vmo in 1 knot increments .60M to Mmo in .01M increments

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Speed Controls

MCP Speed Condition Symbols: Overspeed or underspeed limiting symbols appear when commanded speed cannot be achieved. Underspeed limiting (flashing A character): minimum speed Overspeed limiting (flashing 8 character): Vmo or Mmo limit Landing gear limit Flap limit

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Speed Controls

Speed Selector: Rotate Sets speed in IAS/MACH display and positions airspeed cursor. Selected speed is reference speed for A/T. Not operative when IAS/MACH display is blank.

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Speed Controls

C/O (change over) Switch: Changes IAS/MACH display from IAS to MACH, and visa-versa. Automatic changeover occurs at approximately FL260.

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Speed Controls

The N1 mode signals the A/T to maintain thrust at the N1 selected from the FMC CDUs. The N1 mode will automatically engage when engaging LVL CHG in a climb (except for first 2.5 minutes after liftoff) or when engaging VNAV in a climb. N1 Switch: Push (with light currently not illuminated) Illuminates N1 switch light. Engages A/T in N1 mode if compatible with modes already engaged. Annunciates N1 on the A/T portion of the flight mode annunciator. Push (with light currently illuminated) Engages A/T in ARM mode. Deselects N1 mode and extinguishes N1 switch light.
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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Speed Controls

The SPEED mode signals the A/T to maintain the speed selected in the IAS/MACH display, or a performance or limit speed. The SPEED mode will automatically engage when ALT ACQ engages, ALT HOLD engages, V/S engages, or G/S capture occurs. SPEED Switch: Push (with light currently not illuminated) Illuminates SPEED switch light. Engages A/T in SPEED mode if compatible with modes already engaged. Annunciates MCP SPD on the A/T portion of the flight mode annunciator. Push (with light currently illuminated) Engages A/T in ARM mode. Deselects SPEED mode and extinguishes SPEED switch light.
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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Vertical Navigation

The VNAV (vertical navigation) mode commands the AFDS to fly the vertical profile selected on the FMC CDUs by controlling the A/T and aircraft pitch. The vertical profile includes climb, cruise, descent, speeds, and can also include waypoint altitude constraints. VNAV Switch: Push Illuminates VNAV switch light. Annunciates VNAV SPD or VNAV PTH on the AFDS portion of the flight mode annunciator. Annunciates FMC SPD, N1, RETARD, or ARM on the A/T portion of the flight mode annunciator. IAS/MACH display blanks and airspeed cursors are positioned to FMC commanded speed.

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Vertical Navigation

The LVL CHG (level change) mode coordinates pitch and thrust commands to automatically climb and descend to pre-selected altitudes at pre-selected airspeeds. LVL CHG Switch: Push Illuminates LVL CHG switch light. Annunciates MCP SPD, for climb or descent, on the AFDS portion of the flight mode annunciator. Annunciates N1 for climb, and RETARD followed by ARM for descent, on the A/T portion of the flight mode annunciator. IAS/MACH display and airspeed cursors move to target speed.

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Vertical Navigation

ALTITUDE Display: Displays selected altitude. Displayed altitude is reference for altitude alerting and automatic level-offs. Altitude range is 0 to 50,000 feet, in increments of 100 feet. Displays previously selected altitude when power is first applied.

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Vertical Navigation

ALTITUDE Selector: Sets altitude in ALTITUDE display in increments of 100 feet. Arms V/S mode if, while in the ALT HOLD mode at selected altitude, a new MCP altitude is selected which is more than 100 feet from current altitude.

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Vertical Navigation

The ALT HLD (altitude hold) mode commands pitch to hold either the MCP selected altitude or the uncorrected barometric altitude at which the ALT HLD switch was pressed (if not at MCP altitude). ALT HLD Switch: Push Illuminates ALT HLD switch light. Engages ALT HLD mode. Commands pitch to hold uncorrected barometric altitude at which switch was pressed. Annunciates ALT HLD on the AFDS portion of the flight mode annunciator. Note: ALT HLD mode is inhibited after glideslope capture.

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Vertical Navigation

The V/S (vertical speed) mode commands pitch to hold the selected vertical speed and engages the A/T in SPEED mode to hold selected airspeed. V/S has both an armed and engaged state. The V/S mode automatically arms if the aircraft is currently in the ALT HLD mode at the selected MCP altitude, and a new MCP altitude is selected which is more than 100 feet from current altitude. With V/S now armed, V/S may be engaged by simply rotating the vertical speed thumbwheel. Caution: Vertical speeds may be selected which command the aircraft away from desired altitude. V/S Switch: Push Illuminates V/S switch light. Arms or engages V/S mode. Commands pitch to hold vertical speed. Engages A/T in SPEED mode to hold selected vertical speed. Annunciates V/S on the AFDS portion of the flight mode annunciator.
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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Vertical Navigation

VERT SPEED Display: Displays Blank when V/S mode is not active. Present V/S when V/S mode is engaged by pressing V/S switch. Selected V/S when V/S is set by rotating vertical speed thumbwheel. Range is from 7,900 fpm to +6,000 fpm. Displays in increments of 50 fpm if V/S is less than 1,000 fpm. 100 fpm if V/S is 1,000 fpm or greater.

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Vertical Navigation

VERT SPEED Thumbwheel: Rotate UP Sets V/S in VERT SPEED display. Increases rate of ascent or reduces rate of descent. DOWN Sets V/S in VERT SPEED display. Increases rate of descent or reduces rate of ascent.

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Lateral Navigation

The LNAV (lateral navigation) mode commands the AFDS to intercept and track the active FMC route. The route is entered and modified via the FMC CDUs and can include SIDs, STARs, and instrument approaches. After pressing the LNAV switch, LNAV will engage if an active route has been entered in the FMC and the aircraft is within 3 NM of the route segment (aircraft heading is not a factor when within 3 NM of the active route segment). When outside of 3 NM, the aircraft must be on a intercept course of 90 or less and intercept the route segment before the active waypoint, in order for LNAV to capture. LNAV Switch: Push Illuminates LNAV switch light. Commands AFDS roll to intercept and track the active FMC route. Annunciates LNAV on the AFDS portion of the flight mode annunciator.
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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Lateral Navigation

The VOR LOC (VOR/LOCALIZER) switch selects the VOR mode if a VOR frequency is tuned or selects LOC mode if a localizer frequency is tuned. The VOR mode provides roll commands to track the selected VOR course. The LOC mode provides roll commands to track the selected localizer course along the inbound front course bearing. The selected course may be intercepted while engaged in either LNAV, HDG SEL, or CWS R (if an A/P is engaged in CMD). VOR LOC Switch: Push Illuminates VOR LOC switch light. Commands AFDS roll to capture and track selected VOR or LOC course. Annunciates VOR LOC armed or engaged on the AFDS portion of the flight mode annunciator. Note: Localizer backcourse tracking is not available.
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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Lateral Navigation

HEADING Display: Displays selected heading. Same heading as HSI heading bug.

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Lateral Navigation

HEADING Selector: Rotate Sets heading in HEADING display. Positions heading bug on both the Captains and First Officers HSI.

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Lateral Navigation

Bank Angle Selector (square knob behind HEADING selector): Rotate Sets maximum bank angle for operation in HDG SEL or VOR modes. Bank angle may be set to to 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30.

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Lateral Navigation

The HDG SEL mode commands the aircraft to turn to and maintain heading shown in the HEADING display. Initial selection of the HDG SEL switch commands the aircraft to turn in the shortest direction toward selected heading. If HDG SEL mode is currently engaged, roll commands are given to turn the aircraft in the same direction as rotation of the heading selector. HDG SEL mode automatically disengages upon capture of selected radio course in the VOR LOC and APP (VOR LOC armed) modes. HDG SEL Switch: Push Illuminates HDG SEL switch light. Engages HDG SEL mode to follow selected heading. Annunciates HDG SEL engaged on the AFDS portion of the flight mode annunciator.

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Lateral Navigation

COURSE Display: Displays course set by course selector. Note: Setting two different courses in the COURSE display, and two different frequencies on the VHF NAV receivers, may result in disagreement between the Captains and First Officers F/D displays and may also affect A/P operation.

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Lateral Navigation

COURSE Selector: Sets course in COURSE display for respective VHF NAV receiver, FCC, and HSI. Rotating the Captains course selector provides selected course information to the No. 1 VHF NAV receiver, A FCC, and Captains HSI course pointer and course deviation bar. Note: In the VOR LOC or APP mode, the A A/P and Captains F/D use selected course and navigation data from the No. 1 VHF NAV receiver. Rotating the First Officer's course selector provides selected course information to the No. 2 VHF NAV receiver, B FCC, and First Officer's HSI course pointer and course deviation bar. Note: In the VOR LOC or APP mode, the B A/P and First Officer's F/D use selected course and navigation data from the No. 2 VHF NAV receiver.
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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Lateral and Vertical Navigation

The APP (approach) mode arms the AFDS to capture and track the localizer and glideslope. APP can be engaged for single or dual A/P operation. One VHF NAV receiver must be tuned to an ILS frequency before the APP mode can be engaged. For dual A/P operation, both VHF NAV receivers must be tuned to the ILS frequency and both A/Ps must be selected to CMD (command) prior to 800 feet RA. The APP mode is the only mode that will allow both A/Ps to be engaged at the same time. APP Switch: Push Illuminates APP switch light. Arms the AFDS for localizer and glideslope capture. Annunciates VOR/LOC armed and G/S armed on the AFDS portion of the flight mode annunciator. Enables engagement of both A/Ps.
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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Autopilot/Flight Director

Each A/P may be engaged separately in CMD (command) or CWS (control wheel steering). A/P engagement in CMD or CWS is inhibited unless both of the following pilot-controlled conditions are satisfied: No force applied to the control wheel. The STAB TRIM AUTOPILOT CUTOUT switch is positioned to NORMAL. Only one A/P may be engaged at any given time unless the APP mode is engaged. Dual A/P operation provides aircraft control from the approach through the landing flare and touchdown or automatic go-around. During single A/P operation, full automatic flare and touchdown capability are not available. Automatic go-around capability is also not available.

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Autopilot/Flight Director

A/P ENGAGE Paddles: Controls level of A/P engagement. Three possible selections CMD (command) CWS (control wheel steering) OFF

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Autopilot/Flight Director

A/P ENGAGE Paddles: CMD Engages respective A/P (A or B) and enables all command modes. With one A/P engaged in CMD, selecting second A/P to CMD disengages the first A/P, unless APP mode is engaged. Enables CWS operation for possible use, and will engage in CWS if: a pitch or roll mode is not selected a pitch or roll mode is deselected a pitch or roll mode is manually overridden with control column force If CWS is engaged, CWS PITCH and/or CWS ROLL will be displayed on the A/P STATUS portion of the flight mode annunciator. Because CWS is controlling pitch and/or roll, the pitch and/or roll modes on the AFDS portion of the flight mode annunciator will be blank.

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Autopilot/Flight Director

A/P ENGAGE Paddles: CWS Engages respective A/P (A or B) in CWS pitch and roll modes. CWS PITCH and CWS ROLL will be displayed on the A/P STATUS portion of the flight mode annunciator. Because CWS is controlling pitch and roll, the pitch and roll modes on the AFDS portion of the flight mode annunciator will be blank. A/P pitch controlled by pilot applying control column pressure forward or aft. When elevator pressure is released, aircraft will hold existing attitude. A/P roll controlled by pilot applying control wheel pressure left or right. If aileron pressure is released with a bank of 6 or less, A/P will roll wings level and hold existing heading.

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Autopilot/Flight Director

A/P ENGAGE Paddles: OFF Disengages A/Ps.

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Autopilot/Flight Director

The left F/D switch activates F/D bars (command bars) on Captains ADI. The right F/D switch activates F/D bars (command bars) on First Officers ADI. F/D bars will be displayed on respective ADI if pitch and/or roll modes are engaged. If pitch and/or roll modes are not engaged, the F/D bars do not appear.

The F/Ds may be operated with or without the A/P and A/T. F/D command modes may also be used with an A/P engaged in CWS.
F/D commands operate in the same modes as the A/P except: The TO (takeoff) mode is a F/D mode only (i.e. the A/P cannot be used for takeoff). Dual F/D guidance is available even during single engine operations. The F/D retracts from view at approximately 50 feet RA on an ILS approach. Therefore, the F/Ds do not have have the ability to indicate landing flare.
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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Autopilot/Flight Director

F/D (Flight Director) Switches: ON Enables flight director bars to be displayed on respective ADI. Flight director bars will be displayed if pitch and/or roll modes are engaged. On the ground, when TO/GA switch is pushed, arms pitch and roll modes for engagement in TO/GA and HDG SEL modes. In flight with A/P ON and F/Ds OFF, positioning a F/D switch to ON engages respective F/D in the modes currently being utilized by the A/Ps. OFF Flight director bars retract from respective ADI.

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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Autopilot/Flight Director

Master (MA) Flight Director Indicators: Normally, the A FCC drives the Captains F/D bars and the B FCC drives the First Officers F/D bars. However, with both F/D switches ON, the logic for both pilots F/D modes are controlled by the master FCC. The master FCC is indicated by illumination of the respective master (MA) F/D indicator light (the MCP panel pictured above indicates the A FCC is the master). The master FCC is determined as follows: With neither A/P currently engaged in CMD, the FCC for the first F/D selected ON is the master FCC. With one or both A/Ps currently engaged in CMD, the FCC for the first A/P selected to CMD is the master FCC; regardless of which F/D switch is selected ON first.

Note: Once a master FCC has been determined, the same status modes will be displayed on both the Captains and First Officers flight mode annunciators.
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Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Autopilot/Flight Director

Master (MA) Flight Director Indicators: Independent F/D operation is indicated by illumination of both master (MA) F/D indicator lights. During independent F/D operation, the F/D modes are controlled directly from the respective FCC (A or B) under certain conditions. Independent F/D operation occurs when neither A/P is engaged in CMD, both F/D switches are selected ON, and one of the following mode conditions exists: The APP mode is engaged with LOC and G/S captured. GA mode engaged (by pressing TO/GA buttons) below 400 ft. RA. TO mode engaged (by pressing TO/GA buttons) below 400 ft. RA. Note: It is the opening of the TR3 disconnect relay that actually signals independent F/D operation. When the TR3 disconnect relay opens, this isolates the two DC power sources to the FCCs. This isolation will prevent a failure of one DC bus from possibly causing the other DC bus to fail in a way which could result in erroneous flight director displays.
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This concludes the review of the MCP. The next section will discuss the Flight Mode Annunciator (FMA) and various other automatic flight topics. Click Next to continue.

Mode Control Panel (MCP)


Autopilot/Flight Director

Master (MA) Flight Director Indicators: The MA flight director light logic is summarized below If a F/D switch is in the ON position, the illumination of the associated MA light indicates that the respective FCC is the master, and therefore is controlling the both F/D modes. If a F/D switch is in the ON position and the associated MA light is extinguished, the F/D modes for the respective F/D are being controlled by the opposite FCC. Looking at the MCP above, it can be determined that the A FCC is the master, and the B FCC is not the master. The A FCC is controlling the F/D modes for both the Captains and First Officers F/D. However, if the First Officers MA light was also illuminated in the picture above, this would indicate independent F/D operation. As a result, the F/D modes would be controlled directly from the respective FCC.
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Flight Mode Annunciators (FMA)

Instrument Panels

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Flight Mode Annunciators (FMA)


The FMAs are comprised of 19 prismatic annunciators that indicate the operating modes of the AFDS, A/T and FMC N1 LIMIT. The prismatic annunciators rotate 120 along their longitudinal axis to indicate the current operating mode. The following slides will briefly describe each mode.

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Flight Mode Annunciators (FMA)


AFDS Pitch Modes: V/S (armed) V/S mode may be engaged by moving vertical speed thumbwheel. G/S (armed) The AFDS is armed for G/S capture.

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Flight Mode Annunciators (FMA)


AFDS Pitch Modes: V/S (engaged) Pitch commands hold selected vertical speed. G/S (engaged) The AFDS follows the ILS glideslope.

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Flight Mode Annunciators (FMA)


AFDS Pitch Modes: ALT ACQ Transition maneuver entered automatically from a V/S, LVL CHG or VNAV climb or descent to selected MCP altitude. Engages, but does not annunciate, during a VNAV transition. MCP SPD Pitch commands maintain airspeed/MACH indicated in IAS/MACH display.

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Flight Mode Annunciators (FMA)


AFDS Pitch Modes: ALT HLD Pitch commands to hold either the MCP selected altitude or the uncorrected barometric altitude at which the ALT HLD switch was pressed (if not at MCP altitude).

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Flight Mode Annunciators (FMA)


AFDS Pitch Modes: VNAV PTH The AFDS maintains FMC altitude or descent path with pitch commands.

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Flight Mode Annunciators (FMA)


AFDS Pitch Modes: VNAV SPD The AFDS maintains the FMC speed displayed on the airspeed cursor and/or the CDU CLIMB or DESCENT pages.

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Flight Mode Annunciators (FMA)


AFDS Pitch Modes: TO/GA (for takeoff) Engaged for takeoff by positioning both F/D switches to ON and pressing either TO/GA switch. Both F/Ds must be ON in order to engage TO/GA prior to starting takeoff. The AFDS commands pitch attitude in the following order: 10 nose down until 60 knots IAS. 15 nose up after 60 knots IAS. 15 nose up after liftoff until a sufficient climb rate is established. Then pitch is commanded to maintain MCP speed plus 20 knots.

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Flight Mode Annunciators (FMA)


AFDS Pitch Modes: TO/GA (for go-around) Engaged for go-around by pressing either TO/GA switch under the following conditions: Not in the takeoff mode. In flight below 2,000 feet RA. Either F/D ON or OFF. The F/Ds command 15 nose up pitch and roll to hold the approach ground track at time of go-around engagement. After establishing a programmed rate of climb, pitch commands the maneuvering speed for each flap setting based on maximum weight calculations. Note: In order to perform an automatic autopilot go-around, both A/Ps must be in CMD prior to pressing either TO/GA switch.

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Flight Mode Annunciators (FMA)


AFDS Pitch Modes: FLARE (armed) During a dual channel ILS approach, FLARE is armed after LOC and G/S capture and below 1,500 feet RA. Once FLARE is armed, the second A/P couples with the flight controls and A/P go-around mode arms (but is not annunciated on the FMA).

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Flight Mode Annunciators (FMA)


AFDS Pitch Modes: FLARE (engaged) During a dual channel ILS approach, FLARE engages at 50 feet RA. FLARE accomplishes the autoland flare maneuver.

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Flight Mode Annunciators (FMA)


AFDS Roll Modes: HDG SEL The aircraft is turning to or is on the heading selected in the MCP HEADING display. VOR LOC (armed) AFDS is armed to capture selected VOR or LOC COURSE.

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Flight Mode Annunciators (FMA)


AFDS Roll Modes: LNAV The AFDS intercepts and tracks the active FMC route. Either of the following capture criteria must be met in order for LNAV to capture: On any aircraft heading and within 3 NM of the active route segment. If outside of 3 NM of the active route segment, the aircraft must be on an intercept heading of 90 or less and intercept the route segment before the active waypoint. VOR LOC (engaged) AFDS tracks selected VOR course or tracks selected localizer course along the inbound front course bearing.

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Flight Mode Annunciators (FMA)


A/P STATUS modes: CWS ROLL Indicates roll axis is CWS mode. CWS PITCH Indicates pitch axis is CWS mode.

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Flight Mode Annunciators (FMA)


A/P STATUS modes: SINGLE CH Annunciated when localizer is captured during single A/P operation while in the APP mode. A/P OFF Indicates that neither A/P is engaged and at least one F/D is positioned to ON.

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Flight Mode Annunciators (FMA)


A/T Modes: FMC SPD The A/T maintains speed commanded by the FMC. MCP SPD The A/T maintains speed set in the MCP IAS/MACH display. ARM No A/T mode engaged. The A/T servo motors are inhibited. The pilots may set thrust levers manually. THR HLD The A/T servo motors are inhibited. The pilots may set thrust levers manually.

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Flight Mode Annunciators (FMA)


A/T Modes: N1 The A/T maintains thrust at the selected N1 limit displayed on the thrust mode display. RETARD Displayed while A/T repositions thrust levers to the aft stop. RETARD mode is then followed by ARM mode. A/T LIMIT Indicates degraded A/T operation due to loss of FMC or N1 signals. GA The A/T maintains thrust at reduced go-around N1 setting if TO/GA switch pressed once, or full goaround N1 limit if TO/GA switch pressed a second time.

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Flight Mode Annunciators (FMA)


FMC N1 LIMIT: CRZ N1 cursors indicate max cruise N1. CLB N1 cursors indicate selected climb N1. REDUCED N1 cursors indicate max takeoff N1 (CDU displays the reduced N1) or selected climb N1. TO N1 cursors indicate max takeoff N1.

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Flight Mode Annunciators (FMA)


FMC N1 LIMIT: CON N1 cursors indicate max continuous N1. GA N1 cursors indicate max go-around N1.

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Autopilot/Autothrottle Indicators
A/P P/RST (A/P Push To Reset) Disengage Light: Illuminated flashing red A/P has disengaged (warning tone sounds). Lights reset by pushing either A/P P/RST disengage light or pushing either A/P disengage switch. Illuminated steady red Stabilizer out of trim below 800 feet RA during a dual channel approach. ALT ACQ mode inhibited during A/P go-around if stabilizer not trimmed for single A/P operation. Automatic ground system tests fail. Disengage light test switch held in No. 2 position. Illuminated flashing amber A/P has automatically reverted to CWS pitch or roll while A/P switch(es) in CMD. Lights reset by pushing either A/P P/RST disengage light or engaging another mode. Illuminated steady amber Disengage light test switch held in No. 1 position.
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Autopilot/Autothrottle Indicators
A/T P/RST (A/T Push To Reset) Disengage Light: Illuminated flashing red A/T has disengaged. Illuminated steady red Disengage light test switch held in No. 2 position. Illuminated flashing amber Indicates A/T speed error if speed not held to within + 10 or 5 knots of commanded speed when all of the following conditions exist: A/T engaged in MCP SPD or FMC SPD mode In flight Trailing edge flaps not up Illuminated steady amber Disengage light test switch held in No. 1 position.

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Autopilot/Autothrottle Indicators
Disengage Light Test Switch: (spring-loaded to center) TEST position No. 1 Illuminates A/P P/RST and A/T P/RST disengage lights steady amber. Illuminates FMC P/RST alert light steady amber.

TEST position No. 2 Illuminates A/P P/RST and A/T P/RST disengage lights steady red. Illuminates FMC P/RST alert light steady amber.

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Autopilot/Autothrottle Controls
Autopilot Disengage Switches: One located on each control wheel. Push Manually disengages both A/Ps. A/P disengage lights flash. A/P disengage warning tone sounds for a minimum of two seconds. If the autopilot(s) disconnected automatically, one push of a disengage switch will extinguish the A/P disengage lights and silence the A/P disengage warning tone. Captains control wheel (autopilot disengage switch circled) Note: If the A/P was manually disengaged, the second push of a disengage switch will extinguish the A/P disengage lights and silence the A/P disengage warning tone. Listen to the A/P disengage warning tone
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Autopilot/Autothrottle Controls
Autothrottle Disengage Switches: One located on each thrust lever. Push Manually disengages A/T. A/T disengage lights flash. A/T ARM switch trips to OFF. If the autothrottle disconnected automatically, one push of a disengage switch will extinguish the A/T disengage lights. Forward thrust levers (autothrottle disengage switch circled) Note: If the A/T was manually disengaged, the second push of a disengage switch will extinguish the A/T disengage lights.

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Autopilot/Autothrottle Controls
TO/GA (Takeoff/Go-Around) Switches: One located on each thrust lever. Push Engages AFDS and A/T in TO or GA mode if the A/T was previously armed.

Forward thrust levers (TO/GA switch circled)

See picture of TO/GA switches as viewed from above

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Stabilizer Out Of Trim

Instrument Panels

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Stabilizer Out Of Trim


STAB OUT OF TRIM Light: Illuminated A/P not trimming stabilizer properly. Note: Light armed only when an A/P is engaged.

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Altitude Alert Lights

Instrument Panels

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Altitude Alert Lights

ALTITUDE ALERT Lights: Illuminated Aircraft is approaching or departing MCP selected altitude.

Listen to the ALTITUDE ALERT tone

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