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UNRELIABLE SPEED INDICATION

PITOT PROBE
BLOCKED

Failure

Pitot

static

Indicated
speed / Mach

Wrong

Wrong

ALT

OK

Wrong

V/S

OK

Wrong

FPV

OK

Wrong

AP / FD

Wrong

Wrong

IAS Fluctuations
Flight parameters abnormal correlation
Abnormal AP/FD/ATHR behavior
Undue stall warning or overspeed warning
When speed

aerodynamic noise

When speed

aerodynamic noise

Suspect unreliable
speed indication
Probes schematic

A320 REV06

PITOT PROBE
BLOCKED

PF

PNF

DETECTION
FLY THE AIRCRAFT
NAVIGATE
CONSIDER AUTOMATION USE

ECAM ACTIONS
ECAM PROCEDURE
PF

SYSTEM DISPLAY

COMMUNICATE

STATUS
RETURN TO NORMAL TASK SHARING

DECISION
Check IAS indications

All indications may be consistent BUT


equally unreliable

ALT
V/S
FPV

Remain correct
in this case

THE END...

PROBES SCHEMATIC

PFD 1

PFD 2

ADR 1

ADR 3

ADR 2

CAPT
probes

STBY
probes

F/O
probes

Normal display
Reconfigurations

PITOT PROBE
BLOCKED

PF

PNF

DETECTION
FLY THE AIRCRAFT
NAVIGATE

ADR 1

CONSIDER AUTOMATION USE

ADR 3
ADR 2

SPEED > VFE

FWC

SPEED > VFE

OR

SPEED > VFE

ECAM ACTIONS
ECAM PROCEDURE
PF

SYSTEM DISPLAY

COMMUNICATES

At least one ADR speed > VFE or VMO/MMO


STATUS

OVERSPEED warning

RETURN TO NORMAL TASK SHARING

DECISION
Check IAS indications

All indications may be consistent BUT


equally unreliable

ALT
V/S
FPV

Remain correct
in this case

UNRELIABLE SPEED INDICATION

MEMORY ITEMS
Below THR RED ALT: TOGA/15
THRUST/PITCH

Above THR RED ALT: CL/10 Below FL 100


CL/5 Above FL 100

AP.OFF
FD.OFF
A/THR..OFF
FLAPSMAINTAIN CURRENT CONFIG
SPEEDBRAKESCHECK RETRACTED
L/G.UP WHEN AIRBONE

PITOT PROBE
BLOCKED

PF

PNF

FLY THE AIRCRAFT


NAVIGATE
CONSIDER AUTOMATION USE

ECAM ACTIONS
ECAM PROCEDURE
PF
COMMUNICATE

Revert to pitch / thrust setting


SYSTEM DISPLAY

STATUS

references
ADR check proc

QRH
Any doubt regarding speed indication
RETURN TO NORMAL TASK SHARING
STATUS, or

DECISION
Check IAS indications

All indications may be consistent BUT


equally unreliable

SUMMARY

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2.00
WEATHER
WEATHER
LDG
LDG DIST
DIST

OPERATIONAL
OPERATIONAL AND
AND
COMMERCIAL
COMMERCIAL
CONSIDERAT
IONS
CONSIDERATIONS

ATC
ATC

Unreliable speed
indication

DECISION
DECISION

PURSER
PURSER // PAX
PAX

NOTIFY
NOTIFY

OPS
OPS

ALT
V/S
FPV

Remain correct
in this case

PITOT PROBE
BLOCKED

PF

PNF

FLY THE AIRCRAFT


NAVIGATE
CONSIDER AUTOMATION USE

ECAM ACTIONS
ECAM PROCEDURE
PF

SYSTEM DISPLAY

COMMUNICATE

STATUS
RETURN TO NORMAL TASK SHARING

DECISION
Check IAS indications

GPS installed :
All indications may be consistent BUT
ALT equally unreliable
Available on GPS
GS

ALT
V/S
FPV

Remain correct
in this case