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Old 17th Sep 2011, 20:40
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ireland
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Airbus 320 Open Climb Query

Hi, quick question, flying the other day, from level flight, eg fl 150, was cleared 160, pulled open climb and watched as the machine gave about 70% power and 1000fpm until it captured the altitude. It proceeded to do the same through several 1000 foot stepped climbs. We were then cleared on up a few thousand feet, whereupon it opened up to full climb thrust and climbed away as normal. It may just be me, but I've never seen this before, and I expect the machine to command full climb thrust if open climb is pulled. It was one of our new machines; is this a new feature of 320 software( its actually handy!), or just something I've missed thus far?!
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