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Old 18th Mar 2020, 01:11
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Originally Posted by Lookleft View Post
"charts" are all on the Ipad so if it is in the FMS database it is in the ipad. Even without the approach plate all the info regarding airport elevation, runway length and the approach itself are all in the FMS.
That's not accurate. On the 330 Fleet in my company, there are numerous mismatches between the IPad and the aircraft database. In fact some aircraft have different databases, tailored by available storage and routes they operate on. I can't say exactly what JQ has. So while it seems pretty easy for experts on PPRuNe armed with FlightRadar to decide the nearest available airport, things are often a little different in the cockpit
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