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GROUND SPEED MINI

Main principle of the Ground Speed mini function

Actual Headwind :
8kt

Actual Headwind :
20kt

Headwind increases to :
50kt

Headwind decreases to :
20kt

08 kt

20 kt

50 kt

20 kt

TOWER WIND (entered in MCDU) = 330 / 08 kt


A320 REV06

Actual Headwind 20 kt

20 kt

SELECTED SPEED

GS

MANAGED SPEED
GS mini function

140

140

120

120

GS mini function
GS

Headwind increases to 50 kt

20 kt

SELECTED SPEED

50 kt

MANAGED SPEED
GS mini function

Current SPEED increases


160

SPEED trend is going up

160

IAS target and current


SPEED increases
SPEED trend is going up

140

140

THR may be reduced to


IDLE in order to match the
SPEED target which
remains unchanged

THR

GS

GS mini function
GS

will be increased

Headwind decreases to 20 kt

20 kt

SELECTED SPEED

Current SPD drops


SPD trend goes down

50 kt

20 kt

MANAGED SPEED
GS mini function

160

160

140

140

Current SPD drops from a


higher SPD
Target SPD drops to VAPP
SPD Trend goes down

THR is initially low


and can be close to
IDLE & increase slowly

A/C ENERGY IS LOW

GS

GS mini function
GS

A/C ENERGY IS HIGH

Main principle of the Ground Speed mini function

GS mini concept has been defined to prevent the A/C energy from dropping below a minimum level during final approach.
It is not displayed to the crew.

IAS TARGET = Max [ VAPP, VAPP + Wind Difference ]


(Current Headwind TWR Headwind)

VAPP

+ Wind difference
IAS TARGET