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While going through a document for analysis I came across a statement saying the positions 1 and 2 of the pitot probes are symmetrical on long-range Airbus aircraft but not on their single-aisle aircraft.

Can any one please confirm it by giving suitable reference? I didn't find any clue on the internet.

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Right Here Seems like they are under the cockpit for the A330

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Couldn't really find anything for the A340 that helped with answering your question but I assume based on the A330 that they most likely are located somewhere in the same area.

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  • $\begingroup$ In FCOM of A320, there is an image on pg 722, Vol 1 called probes location. By visual inspection one can observe a that captain side pitot probe is little above on other side the F/O. But now text confirmation for this inspection on I found. NO such info about A 330/340 is found. $\endgroup$ – Vijnana Yogi Jul 17 '18 at 4:39
  • $\begingroup$ I got this image from researchgate, so I felt it was trustworthy. Sorry if it doesn't help. $\endgroup$ – ironduke97 Jul 17 '18 at 4:47
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I got the answer for this question. In one of the documents( cant give , confidential) it is confirmed that Pitot tubes 1 and 2 position are different on LR an SA. They are symmetrically placed on LR. On SA Pitot 2 is placed a little higher than Pitot 1. This is not so significant via visual inspection but plays a role while performing verification of flight test.

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  • $\begingroup$ You can't even share the title of the document, even if you're not allowed to directly quote the contents? $\endgroup$ – FreeMan Aug 17 '18 at 19:42
  • $\begingroup$ My college has sent me email from france in snapshots. So, email communication cant share. Policy ! $\endgroup$ – Vijnana Yogi Aug 18 '18 at 5:33

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