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That's where the analogue/backup compass is stowed. The compartment can be opened downward if you ever need to use the compass, as seen in this image:


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The A320 saw entry into service on 18 April 1988 with Air France. About a year later Flight International covered the dispatch topic. For British Airways – whose initial acquisition of the A320 was through the British Caledonian takeover, and not an order – the problems weren't with the plane, but with the Boeing culture that had to adapt. Otherwise there ...


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The pilots do not manually trim an Airbus in pitch. The flight control computers provide automatic trim: The normal-law flight mode is a load-factor-demand mode with automatic trim and protection throughout the flight envelope. Following normal law, the sidestick controllers set the elevators and THS to maintain load factor proportional to stick ...


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