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Based in France, and with significant activity across Europe, the company produces approximately half of the world's jet airliners.

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Where are the black triangle'd seats? [duplicate]

There are two windows marked with a black triangle, which indicate that they provide the best view for the wing, when the crew needs visual. Since A320s are probably the most popular birds out there ...
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How does the Pseudo-Satelite Zephyr land?

I don't see how the Airbus Pseudo-Satelite Zephyr solar plane can land safely. It this video, it is "thrown" to take off, but no gear or something similar is visible. Will it just land on its belly? ...
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Is there a significant difference between the jet blast from Airbus and Boeing?

I am looking up for jet blast data and there are not much information in the net. One of the main references I can found are the Airport Planning of each aircraft. From these can be obtained that the ...
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Is fuel balancing done automatically?

Is the balacing of the fuel in the wings of an aircraft like A320 done automatically or does it have to be done manually by the pilot. If it is done manually does the pilot eyeball the balancing ?
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What are these small propellers in the A330 MRTT's wings?

In actual flight there are small propellers rotating at the front of these "pillars". What are they? They are visible in this video.
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Need Airbus A380 model in .xml format [closed]

i am looking for Airbus A380 aircraft model in xml language/ format. Can anyone provide? Or share the xml code?
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What does M mean in A400M Atlas?

Atlas was the guy in Greek mythology that was literally carrying the world/planet in his shoulders. But was does "M" mean? Military? That's a guess, though...
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Is Function Item Number the same as part number but for components?

I found in the Airbus AMM in the Component Location section the acronym FIN (Function Item Number) and I wonder if it's Airbus way to refer to a part number that is not an expendable part (They use P/...
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What has Airbus done to address the dual input issue?

There have been a couple of fatal incidents involving Airbus aircraft, namely Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 and Air France Flight 447, that could have been prevented had the captains orders / input ...
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What‘s the diameter of the engines of the Airbus E-Fan?

does somebody know the diameter of the E-Fan‘s engines ? To me the look like around 80cm or what do you think ? Also, with more and wider blades and 60 kW motors instead of 30 couldn‘t they get much ...
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How much does it cost to install ULD loading systems on A320?

If an Airbus A320 transports bulk cargo and doesn't have a roller track system for ULDs, how much would it cost to install the roller track system to be able to work with ULDs? What is the estimated ...
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Were Airbus planes always fly-by-wire?

So, as most of you know, Airbus has adopted fly-by-wire (fbw) technology. Pretty much every single plane made by Airbus is a fbw plane. So I was wondering, before computers were everywhere, did Airbus ...
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Is it allowed / legal to produce a Type Rating CBT without the manufacturer's permission?

Pelesys, Navcon, Flyco, CPAT Global - just to name a few companies - all provide and sell various aircraft Computer Based Training Programs. Is it allowed / legal to program and sell products that ...
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How does the radio altimeter reading change with the bank angle?

How does the radio altimeter reading change with the bank angle? Following example: Let's say, we're flying at 1000' AGL and a bank angle of 0° above a endless flat surface. The radio altimeter shows ...
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Did Airbus bring back LAF (Load Alleviation Function) on A320s with Sharklets?

I have heard that the A320 no longer has LAF (Load Alleviation Function) except for really old ones, but I also heard that A320s with Sharkelts do have LAF. So is it true that Airbus got rid of LAF on ...
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Why Airbus A220 if A320 already exists?

Airbus just presented its new A220 aircraft, formerly the "old" Bombardier CSeries, that is re-branded after a 50.01% acquistion of Bombardier by Airbus. It's an aircraft very similar in target and ...
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What are packs on aircraft?

I've been watching YouTube videos and when they're going through the checklist they say "packs off" can anyone elaborate?
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How do Airbus planes flare in normal operation?

In reading the reports and Sully's comments regarding the flight that was ditched in the famous events of US Airways Flight 1549, I am wondering how the Airbus control system works to flare an ...
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Why don't the A380 and A350 have trim wheels?

(wikimedia.org) A350 thrust levers without the flanking trim wheels. Why don't the Airbus A380 and A350 have trim wheels? On the other fly-by-wire Airbus aircraft the trim wheels are there for ...
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What are the numbers in boxes on an A320 ND when terrain is shown?

When the TERR On ND button is pressed on the Airbus A320 Cockpit, the TERR information apears on the ND, and 2 boxes in yellow appear. What do the numbers 146 and 073 mean respectively?
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A couple of questions about Aeroflot flight 593 [duplicate]

So I recently heard about Aeroflot flight 593 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeroflot_Flight_593 And I know the cause is because of pilot error or what ever you would like to call that but I have a ...
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How are the NEO LEAP-1A engines attached on the A320?

How many bolts hold the NEO LEAP-1A engine to the pylon at the forward mount and at the aft mount?
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Where can I find the main landing gear and MLG bay dimensions of an A350-900?

The most information I have found was from this Airport and Maintenance Planning report by Airbus but it does not include any of the landing gear or bay/well dimensions. The main landing gear is ...
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Delta fleet plans - all Airbus? (and Bombardier) [closed]

With Delta ordering A321neos and C-Series not 737 Max 10s, A339s, A359s instead of 789's, might Delta be on their way to an all-Airbus fleet? Or going away from Boeing? Was the 737 Max vs A321neo ...
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How could this weird shaped aircraft Airbus Beluga fly only with two engines and use short runways?

More than that! She could land and take off fully loaded on 2000 meters of runway at Hawarden Airport as seen here in this video. At my local airport the runway is 2500 meters long and an Airbus A300 ...
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Where do I find the Weight Variants of an Airbus aircraft?

Where do I find the Weight Variants (WV) of an Airbus aircraft?
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Do Airbus aircraft fitted with ACT have additional fuel system controls?

Do Airbus aircraft fitted with ACT (Additional Center Tank) have a push button that controls the fuel transfer to the main center tank? If yes, where is it located?
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Is the Airbus Beluga's safety record comparable with the record of other Airbuses?

Upon first sight, to the uneducated eye, the Airbus Beluga looks incredibly 'un-aerodynamic'. Is the Beluga just as safe as other Airbus models?
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What documentation do Airbus/Boeing supply at initial delivery of an aircraft?

What are the Aircraft Documents supplied by Boeing and/or Airbus at first delivery? Do they supply Form 8130 or Certificates of Compliance for every part? Or is the AIR/ARL all that is supplied?
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Why does Airbus continue with the A330-800neo despite only having 6 orders?

Airbus rolled out the first Airbus A330-800neo out of the paint shop last week (see press release). Until now, this type has only six orders by one airline (U.S. Hawaiian Airlines, who switched ...
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What are the benefits of using thick trailing edge flaps?

I had been reading in numerous articles (see this answer and this one) that there are advantages of using thick trailing edge flaps. In these articles it kept on coming up that Airbus uses thick ...
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What are the main components of the Airbus fly-by-wire system? Is ECAM related to FBW?

I'm assuming that all commercial Airbus planes use a similar, if not identical, system. Can someone give me an overview of the parts of the Airbus fly-by-wire system? I've also heard of ECAM. Is ECAM ...
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Door in landing position in A321 [duplicate]

In A321 I remarked that every time after landing pilot tells to the crew to set 'landing position' and stewards pull this yellow lever for all doors. Before take off they push it back. Could someone ...
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Airbus control architecture - where does the actual autopilot live?

I'd like to ask for confirmation about the A320 (and, generally, Airbus family) control architecture. The book Aircraft Systems provides the following overview of A3XX computing architectures: ...
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Why isn´t TOGA thrust always 100% N1 or N2?

It makes sense to me, that under normal circumstances the engines shouldn´t be pushed to their maximum, to reduce wear and tear. But why isn´t TOGA thrust, which is the maximum selectable thrust ...
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Why do Airbus aircraft typically have less wing flex than Boeing aircraft?

I was watching this video on YouTube about Boeing vs Airbus aircraft, and at around the 5:09 mark the female pilot stated that Airbus wings are much "stiffer" and "less aerodynamic" compared to Boeing'...
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Do Boeing and Airbus learn from each other?

Air France Flight 447 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in June 2009. It was later revealed that the FO was unwittingly pulling the sidestick back, stalling the aircraft. The aircraft was an Airbus 330. ...
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Does the C series from Bombardier incorporate composite materials into the fuselage and/or wings?

Does the C series from Bombardier incorporate composite materials into the fuselage and/or wings? If so, what material is used, and where is it applied. Because of Airbus's 50% market share in the ...
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What are the mechanical deflection angles for Airbus side-stick controllers?

Does anyone know the angular deflection limits of the longitudinal (pitch) and lateral (roll) axis of Airbus's side-stick?
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How its like to fly an big back airliner with an sidestick ? How sensitive is the “joystick”? [closed]

Edited because it was "unclear" Now Airbus uses sidesticks as control inputs It looks weird for me because a tiny movement in the joystick would make a big movement and "joystick sensivity" would be ...
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Which Airbus models have exterior LED lights? (Taxi, Landing, Rotating Beacon)

I know that the Boeing 737 MAX has LED'S. Which Airbus models also have LED external lighting?
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Who has the final authority over sidesticks?

I’m wondering what would happen if - for some reason - the pilot and his copilot were fighting over the control of an Airbus with their respective sidesticks. Does the pilot gets the final word ? Does ...
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What controls the brightness of the MCDU display and keys?

What brightness does the brt and dim on the right side of the MCDU MENU button change? The ...
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What are service letters and service bulletins?

How do a service letter and service bulletin differ.
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How does the Bombardier CSeries compare to existing single-aisle jet-liners?

With news breaking in that Airbus will acquire a large part of Bombardier's CSeries program, I'm curious, just how much better are the new planes from Bombardier compared to single aisle planes like ...
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How does envelope protection work in Airbus vs. Boeing aircraft?

I keep reading this thing that "On Airbus the computer overrules the pilot, not on Boeing". Smells like urban myth or at least gross oversimplification. How does envelope protection work differently ...
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Why does the wing root of the A330 have a pronounced twist?

just wondering what the purpose of the pronounced twist on the Airbus A330 wing root is, I've noticed this on the 380 as well.
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How do the uninterrupted and interrupted flaps compare?

(wikimedia.org) Airbus A350. There aren't many wide-bodies out there. Whether it's Douglas, Boeing, or Ilyushin, they all have the high-speed aileron interrupting the flaps. Whereas Airbus uses ...
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What are the reasons behind switching FDs off for a VOR approach?

Why do SOPs ask to switch off flight directors and enter Vapp into the FMGC while carrying out a VOR approach on Airbus aircraft? My question pertains to when we disengage the AP. Why do we carry out ...
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What is the APU actually used for?

What are the actual uses of the APU? When is it used? When does it go off?