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The Airbus A320 family is a series of twin-engine, single-aisle passenger jets produced from 1986-present. Different versions can typically carry from 107 to 220 passengers.

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How much N1 difference between two engines are acceptable?

While I was flying with 10+ year Airbus 320, IAE engine with EPR, I saw a constant difference between N1 parameters around 2%. I checked the Engine Hours and Engine Cycles that they are almost the ...
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How much does basecoat/clearcoat paint cost for an airline?

Suppose an airline with 15-20 A320 wanted to change the paint for the entire fleet, how much would it cost approximately? I need this for my thesis, but unfortunately, paint manufacturers I contacted ...
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What happens to ADIRU/FAC AP etc, when Pitot probes fail?

Situation: Suppose due to a bird strike pitot 1 is blocked with debris and radome is dented causing inconsistent airspeed indication between P2 and P3 (due to unequal airflow). This happens at about ...
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Plane suddenly descending nose down, was it normal?

I was on flight FR8710 Vie-SUF on 2023 May 1st, and the descent was quite abrupt, at least according to my standards (and to the other passengers' ones). I fly pretty often and this was the first time ...
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Should the approach speed and wind be changed below 700ft on an A320?

The FCOM says: When managed, the speed target is computed by the FMGS and may be modified by the flight crew through the MCDU. At 700 ft RA, the current speed target value is memorized by the ...
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Wing and horizontal/vertical tailplane airfoil type and relative thickness?

I've been searching for data on the airfoil type (namely if they are supercritical, aft-loading etc.) and relative thickness (average or in different positions) of the empennage (both horizontal and ...
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What is the high pitched beep noise on A320s on startup?

Me and an engineer have been both breaking our heads over this, and no matter what we do we cannot figure this out. On certain A320 family aircraft, when the APU initializes/external power generator ...
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What is the difference between boomset and headset?

Both "boomset" and "headset" are terms used e.g. by Airbus: The audio management system includes: [...] sockets at each station headset jack and boomset connector (hand ...
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By how much did the content of the Airbus A320 FCOM expand over the last 40 years?

The Airbus A320 has been in service for almost 40 years now. I imagine that the current manuals are much larger than the manuals provided in the 80s, mainly for three reasons: The newer models ...
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Alternative methods to determine A-320 (Pegasus R1A) Optimal FL

320 FO looking to see if anyone knows a method to determine optimal flight level (essentially compute optimal step climb point) from the F-PLN page. I’m well aware of computing optimal S/C from the ...
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What effect does fuel in ACT 1 and ACT 2 have on Cargo Carrying capacity on an A321 aircraft?

Are there any limitations on how much cargo can be carried in H3,H4, and bulk on an A321 if there is fuel in ACT1 and ACT2? What is the reference manual for this information?
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ATSU AOC software for A320 - how to change mass units for OOOI msgs from LBS to KGS

There are 2 A320 acft; one which transmits OOOI msgs with FOB in LBS and one with FOB in KGS. We want to maintain records in KGS but since the values are auto-parsed into our ops software we have to ...
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What is the difference between GNADIRS and ADIRS on the A320 family?

What is the difference between GNADIRS and ADIRS on the overhead panel of the A320 family?
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How does a 10 second delay after switching on the APU BLEED prevent an engine stall while carrying out a one engine taxi on departure in the A320?

My question mainly pertains to the delay of 10 seconds. As per the A320 FCOM when performing a one engine taxi at departure before starting engine 2 a 10 second delay has to be catered for after ...
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How does CONFIG FULL provide better handling capabilities in turbulent conditions?

I wanted to get some clarity as to how does CONFIG FULL provide better handling capabilities in turbulent conditions? This line mentioned in the A320 FCTM under the the supplementary procedures ...
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A320 Avionics Compartment Access Door (Seeking Photo References)

We're software developers currently working on a 3D A320 for training and we're getting quite stuck finding any suitable references of the Aviation Compartment Access Door - specifically both it's ...
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Why does the A320 transponder's CLR button do two different things, depending on how many digits were entered?

I have to admit I've only flown in simulators but everyone of them implements the "CLR" button of the transponder in an A320 (maybe also others) the following way: It removes the fourth ...
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How do the A320 flight controls reconfiguration laws work?

Can someone explain in simple terms the reconfiguration laws? I have hard time understanding ELAC, SEC, FAC Priorities in FCTL Architecture Diagram.
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How is the A320neo life span calculated?

I read an article saying that the new Airbus A320neo life span is based on monthly cycles instead of hours or takeoff landing cycles, is this correct? If so can I understand how it’s calculated based ...
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Where is pure outside static air pressure indication on A320?

I'm looking for the indication of the outside static air pressure in the cockpit. Where is it located? One of the ECAM pages? Thanks!
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What is the fuel/air ratio of the CFM56-5A1 engine (in the A320 model)?

I could find the fan-bypass ratio, which was 6:1 (on some models 5:1) but I was unable to find the fuel to air ratio used in this engine. For reference, it is a high-bypass turbofan engine.
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How do "thrust rating limits" work on the A320?

On page 11 of this A320 FCOM (power plant section only), a "thrust rating limit" mechanism is described. However, it doesn't go into much detail, and I could find little other information ...
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In an Airbus A-320, when is it appropriate to use: vertical speed mode, the expedite button, and the speedbrake?

When it is appropriate and good airmanship to use Vertical speed on A-320 and where it is written? Also same questions for the speedbrake? Also, why do some captains call the expedite push button the &...
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Is it against the regualtions to install a dummy set of landing gear during aircraft maintenance?

We will be removing a set of landing gear for overhaul, so we are arranging a set of unserviceable landing gear to keep the aircraft mobile. I would like to know if doing so is against any FAA or EASA ...
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What does "ACFT MAX 65/7 " means on lido charts?

What does "ACFT MAX 65/7" on the minima box means? I found out that its related to wingspan and some vertical distance, but I still didn't get the vertical distance thing !!
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