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No, the directional part of ILS is located at the ground. (Ground) transmitter creates lobes with specified frequency and modulation to mark the high, low, right and left areas. LOC and GS signals are distinguished by the carrier frequency, deviation from the optimal approach by relative intensity of 90 Hz and 150 Hz modulation in the signal. These signals ...


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As long as the aircraft accurately flies down the ILS, it doesn’t matter if it is knife edge, inverted, etc. The indications on the GS and LOC will stay centered. If you deviate from the GS or LOC the deviations will be shown on the respective instruments. The instruments don’t know or don’t care what the aircraft attitude is. The instruments only care about ...


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Those are radials off of the HME navaid, which is tuned in both Nav receivers. The two radials displayed correspond to the courses set in the two course select windows. Putting a navaid's identifier into the FMC "FIX" page can also generate similar bearing lines, although there would be a green circle around the navaid in that case. An ILS (also the ...


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Thise dashed green lines appear to be extended center lines for each runway. Most likely those are the runways with an ILS.


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To my surprise, the FAA clause was added in 2006 after the 2004 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) No. 04-11. Three NTSB recommendations were part of the reason, with the earliest from 1992 (A-92-035). (...) autopilot failures that can result in changes in attitude at rates that may be imperceptible to the flightcrew (...) From the NPRM: This ...


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This is possible. Aside from the question of how the new cockpit elements would fit into the older plane, the most important factors are how it affects performance and safety in the eyes of the regulators, and whether this is worth doing from a cost point of view. A large transport aircraft has a Type Certificate (TC) from the regulator that oversees its ...


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I'll answer based on the one precedent I'm aware of. Yes. But whether the manufacturer agrees is up to them. In 1996 Saudia ordered 29 MD-90s with MD-11-style cockpits from Honeywell, including the overhead panel. Which Honeywell then supplied for the MD-95 (later renamed Boeing 717) as well. From Honeywell's press release: Saudi Arabian Airlines (...


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After good amount of search, I have found that the ATA 100 Link documents of A320 explain pretty well each system of a flight craft. This is a standardised set of docs that help organise data for MRO's and pilots. The only problem is that most documents are somewhere in MRO companies. But several documents were nevertheless uploaded by some guys. If you ...


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One can easily get lost in the alphabet soup that is datalink. Both ACARS and ADS-B provide datalink applications – which can be broken down in terms of CNS: Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance. ACARS is used for: Communication: includes uplinking (ground → aircraft) weather data upon a downlink request to the company/service provider – not a ...


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