AirbusFan

10th Jul 2004, 08:16

Please would anyone advise:

When a flight plan is first loaded and altitude constraints are shown the intervening waypoints altutdes are then predicted.

In the climb phase will a predicted altitude ever be higher than a subsequent constraint?

Similarly on descent will a predicted waypoint ever be lower than a subsequent constraint.

The answer would seem obvious (that a smooth path is always predicted) but I have been advised that this is not always the case.

Many thanks

When a flight plan is first loaded and altitude constraints are shown the intervening waypoints altutdes are then predicted.

In the climb phase will a predicted altitude ever be higher than a subsequent constraint?

Similarly on descent will a predicted waypoint ever be lower than a subsequent constraint.

The answer would seem obvious (that a smooth path is always predicted) but I have been advised that this is not always the case.

Many thanks