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Airbus FBW - triple clicks

Old 28th Jun 2004, 13:59
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Airbus FBW - triple clicks

Just seeking clarifcation of reasons for the triple click 'alert' to sound. My understanding is that it occurs on a downgrade from say cat 3 to cat 1. Some other text says that it also occurs when a new altitude is selected during ALT* and the ALT knob is not pushed or pulled.

Are these statements correct and are there any other causes?

Thanks in advance

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Old 28th Jun 2004, 15:21
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You are both correct. The triple clicks or the cricket sounds:-
1) When the aircraft is first powered up & the FMGCs have completed their self tests
2) When there is a downgrade in the approach capability.
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Old 28th Jun 2004, 16:57
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Depending on options and FMGC standard, triple click will sound;

- If "GPS PRIMARY LOST" during approach

- With CLB + NAV modes active, NAV mode is lost or disengaged (OP CLB engages).

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Old 28th Jun 2004, 19:04
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The following sequences, or mode reversions, are highlighted by a triple click :

V/S selection in ALT*

SPD selection in SRS

CLB (or EXP CLB) to OP CLB, upon lateral crew action while climbing toward a constraint

ALT* to V/S, upon ALT target change

FD disengagement in OPEN modes

Alerting FMA display when V/S-(FPA) target is not held

CLB to OP CLB reversion, upon profile loss

Automatic FD re-engagement in basic mode

DES to V/S upon flight plan loss, or upon no lateral crew action

FINAL DES to V/S, upon NAV loss

Reversion to V/S when selected ALT crosses the current altitude

Automatic FD re-engagement in basic lateral mode

NAV to HDG, upon NAV loss


Condition(s) required for CAT3/CAT2 are no longer fulfilled.


plus a few others I guess !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 28th Jun 2004, 20:42
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Thanks FlapsOne,

I got the impression it occured during reversions (at least with later software).

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