Questions If you are a professional pilot or your work involves professional aviation please use this forum for questions. Enthusiasts, please use the 'Spectators Balcony' forum.

A320 AC 1+2 FAIL

Old 18th Oct 2021, 13:43
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Asia
Age: 47
Posts: 514
A320 AC 1+2 FAIL

In the simulator during takeoff at V1, we had all screens go dark. It was an AC 1+2 FAILURE, I stoped inside the runway, but the examiner said it is safer to continue.
how would you handle this one?
MD83FO is offline  
Old 18th Oct 2021, 16:12
  #2 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 1998
Location: 🇬🇧🇪🇸
Posts: 2,040
What does your pre departure brief include as reasons to stop after 80 kts? I doubt totally blank EFIS screens is included. You do have standby instruments and skills to use them, don’t you?
Nightstop is offline  
Old 19th Oct 2021, 11:02
  #3 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2001
Location: London,England
Posts: 1,347
That exact failure (ending up in EEC) has been highlighted recently in our latest recurrent check, I think before the discussion most of us would probably have considered a stop to be a good course of action but the problem is that your ability to stop the aircraft is severely degraded, only 2 spoilers per wing, no reverse and worst of all, no anti-skid. You managed to stop but there is a good chance of a high speed excursion on anything but a very long runway.

Max Angle is offline  
Old 8th Nov 2021, 11:03
  #4 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Just Around The Corner
Posts: 1,389
To stop the a/c you have partial spoilers and acc. brake pressure (7 application ,no reverse ) .
Now you have to think ,as usual , from where you are taking off . It is a 4 km rwy dry ? No problem , but what if you are departing from short wet ,contaminated rwy ? You will be able to stop ? So knowing that you lost both AC bus , ok scaring everything go black , you need to rotate on stanby instruments but after second with the RAT the screen will be back on , get airborne you can reach an holding ,make an assestment , decide if go back to the same rwy or looking for a longer one , perform the approach full briefed on what you miss from sys ,brake, rev. etc. . It is not safer than rejecting without knowing if you will be able to stop before the rwy end ?
Nick 1 is offline  
Old 8th Nov 2021, 11:59
  #5 (permalink)  

Only half a speed-brake
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Not commuting home
Age: 44
Posts: 3,727
Well explained, Nick 1.

And so it should be briefed before the exercise, followed by: "and that is what we will practice during the session."

Training is not hard, if you put the student's improvement first.
FlightDetent is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.