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Rejected Takeoff

Rejected Takeoff

Before an aircraft is delivered to its new owner, it has to undergo a series of tests. Here you see an A321 Neo of Wizz Air before its delivery from Hamburg Finkenwerder that undergoes a brake test and a rejected rejected takeoff test. At the first run on the runway it brakes without applying Engine…

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Engines

Engines

Let’s take a look at the aircraft engines that make the aircraft fly. The A320 uses what is called High Bypass Ratio Turbofan Engines. The basics first: if you are not familiar with how such an engine works, I really recommend you to spend 3 minutes watching the following video.   This excellent video is…

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Sidestick Priority

Sidestick Priority

With two original sidesticks in the cockpit, also the sidestick priority logic has been implemented in our A320 Sim software. In normal operation only one sidestick is used to give pitch and roll instructions to the flight computers and the opposite not used sidestick is kept in the neutral position. To couple both sidesticks to…

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Circuit Breakers

Circuit Breakers

Like any aircraft, the A320 has a big number of Circuit Breakers (C/B) that play a vital role in the safety of the electrical systems. Most of them are located in the back of the cockpit behind the pilots and the most important ones in the upper overhead above the pilots. In our A320 Sim…

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Flight above the Alps

Flight above the Alps

A flight above the Alps with all the modules of the A320 Simulator Software running together on a single PC. If you click on the image you can take a look in high resolution to look at the details. As described in an earlier blog, I started working on the different EIS Versions some time…

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EIS Versions

EIS Versions

Airbus has two generations of its Electronic Instrument System (EIS). The first generation EIS 1 uses CRT screens for its Display Units (DU’s). Around mid 2002, Airbus introduced a new second generation EIS 2 that uses LCD screens for its DU’s. Beyond the new hardware choice of screens, there are also differences in software. EIS…

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Windshear

Windshear

An extremely dangerous form of windshear is created by a microburst. As very wel explained in Wikipedia, a microburst is an intense small-scale downdraft produced by a thunderstorm or rain shower. As can be seen very well on the video, they go through three stages in their cycle: the downburst, outburst, and cushion stages also…

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Approach

Approach

The Instructor Station website allows the Flight Instructor to track the performance of the pilot’s approach and landing at the selected runway. The Approach Map page provides the actual horizontal (upper graph) and vertical (lower graph) flight path the pilot is flying in realtime (red line). It also provides the ideal path (solid green lines)…

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EGPWS

EGPWS

The Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) in the A320 Simulator Software has been implemented following the model and working of the Honeywell MK V and MK VII EGPWS. We are lined up on LSZB (Bern Switzerland) runway 14. We have enabled the Terrain on ND, and the EGPWS is showing the terrain information. With…

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TCAS

TCAS

One of the systems that we have also implemented in the A320 Simulator Software is the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS). It has been implemented following the model and working of the Honeywell CAS-81A (implementing TCAS II Change 7.0). ATC/TCAS control panel On the video below you can see the TCAS in action….

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Flight Recorder

Flight Recorder

The A320 Simulator has a Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR). Commonly referred to as a Black Box. It stores a vast number of parameters that are recorded in realtime to a file. We are using the Elasticsearch Open Source project to perform offline analysis of the recorded flight data. Below you see the flight analysis…

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Standby Horizon

Standby Horizon

The Standby Horizon is a gyroscopic attitude indicator. It is also sometimes refered to as the artificial horizon. It is a precision flight instrument that informs the pilot of the aircraft orientation relative to Earth’s horizon. It is a standby instrument that is used only in case when the horizon on the Primary Flight Display…

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