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ENGINE OIL SYSTEM SERVICING IN A318/A319/A320/A321 - ENGINE IAE-V2500

When you check the oil on your car: If the oil is above "ADD" line, you don't have to add oil for your next trip as long as the engine isn't obviously leaking. There's enough to get you to ...
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ENGINE OIL SYSTEM SERVICING IN A318/A319/A320/A321 - ENGINE IAE-V2500

I don't see a difference. (A) prescribes the check conditions that determine whether (B) has to be done. IF ( the engine has been serviced on arrival, OR the oil sight glass shows at least 23 quarts,...
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What do the letters "h" and "i" next to TCAS ND symbols mean?

They mean the simulator or mockup is buggy and Wingdings 3 was missing / broken / not selected. There should be trend arrows there instead. First smoking gun: this appears to be a photo of either a ...
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What climb rates can the Airbus A320-200 achieve and which climb rates are commonly used for normal flight operations?

I have tested the maximum sustained climb rates of the AirBus A320-200 in a flight simulator (FlightGear). As others have stated, this is highly dependent on environmental factors, gross weight, ...
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Why is flap retraction done in stages?

Main reasons for retracting flaps in increments instead of in one go, are safety, workload management and simplicity. It would be possible to retract T/O flaps in one go, as T/O flap settings are ...
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Why is flap retraction done in stages?

Because flaps not only alter the shape of the wings, they alter the amount of lift, drag and the location of the center of lift on the wing. This means as you retract the flaps, the aircraft will ...
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