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HotPete
2nd Oct 2010, 05:27
This time an A320 on approach to Mackay, Queensland, Australia on 20 September.
During descent, the crew received multiple ECAM messages, the autopilot and auto thrust disengaged and primary flight displays including altitude and airspeed data were lost from the normal sources but were available from the standby system.

Locked door
2nd Oct 2010, 05:41
What is it with you anti-airbus brigade? This sounds like the loss of one or a number of electrical busses resulting in the loss of a number of systems. It could just have easily been a boeing, and the results would have been very similar.

The aircraft remained in control, the standby systems operated as designed and the flight ended safely, just as it would have in a boeing.

A high workload for the crew but it sounds like they handled it well.

LD

Hobo
2nd Oct 2010, 05:51
the autopilot and auto thrust disengaged


OMG!!!! you mean the pilots actually had to control the aircraft in all three axis manually and at the same time use the thrust levers?????

tarmac-
2nd Oct 2010, 06:58
:ugh: Thread.

IFixPlanes
2nd Oct 2010, 07:06
@ HotPete
If you do copy paste from the ATSB, do it completely:
During descent, the crew received multiple ECAM messages, the autopilot and auto thrust disengaged and primary flight displays including altitude and airspeed data were lost from the normal sources but were available from the standby system. The data systems recovered and the crew continued the approach. The investigation is continuing.

Source:
AO-2010-070 (http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2010/aair/ao-2010-070.aspx)

HeadingSouth
2nd Oct 2010, 09:44
and where is the fright ??

IFixPlanes
2nd Oct 2010, 09:55
and where is the fright ??... in Pete´s head :}

anengineer
2nd Oct 2010, 10:57
and where is the fright ??

It randed safrery ! Why you no rissen ? Sirry irriot.

slamer.
2nd Oct 2010, 18:47
ADC/ADIRU (and what ever airbus call them) failures are becoming the" Eng failures of the 1950s for the industry.

The more they happen the more well get paid to keep them flyin ...thankyou Airbus...:suspect:

anothershittynappy
3rd Oct 2010, 11:56
Gold!!!!!:D

PNM
4th Oct 2010, 04:54
Airbus this, Boeing that... Yawn.

I actually don't mind my small penis.