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.


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


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.

  • $\begingroup$ 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

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.

  • $\begingroup$ 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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