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A320 Bleed1 leak + Eng 2 fault

Old 14th Sep 2020, 08:33
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A320 Bleed1 leak + Eng 2 fault

If we have bleed 1 leak already,And we continue cruising fl300. we get eng2 fault Ecam. What should we do first,
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Old 14th Sep 2020, 15:10
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Do you mean ENG 2 FAIL or ENG 2 BLEED FAULT ?
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 11:19
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If we have bleed 1 leak already,And we continue cruising fl300. we get eng2 fault Ecam. What should we do first,
After your AIR ENG 1 BLEED LEAK procedure is completed, good airmanship dictates that you run the "what if" scenarios, and that would include ENG 2 failure / BLEED 2 failure / PACK 2 failure and so on. By doing that You have already 90% of the answer.
In that case You would have briefed that in case of ENG 2 failure, You would apply -as usual- Airbus golden rule #1 first, that is fly (apply the Engine failure in cruise technique) - navigate (according to regional procedures that you have already briefed) - comunicate (get your oxygen masks on - seat the cabin crew - and talk to ATC).
You find now yourself in a scenario of a slow (500/700 fpm) decompression, the aircraft is under control and descending to the drift down altitude, you have your oxygen masks on you are ready to handle the ECAM, which will prioritise the engine failure. From your briefing You also know that you will not be able to recover the pressurisation below FL200 by using the APU bleed, as the crossbleed is shut and you had a leak on the left side, hence you will need to descend to 10'000 ft/MEA. Chances are that you will make it without exceeding 14'000 ft cabin altitude and no pax oxy masks will be deployed. Deal with the ECAM and divert.

Keypoint : if something happens in flight or you leave with a MEL run "what if" scenarios. You will then be exposed to a minimum amount of surprise and startle - which is what we ideally want to avoid.
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 12:08
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I don't think there's anything like Eng2 fault. It has to be more specific. ECAM drill will appear just do it. If it has something to do with pressurization it will ask you to descend. Good to have SA but nothing out of the hat is required.
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 23:26
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Very nice explanation. I recall there are three cases when pressurization can not be recovered by using the APU BLEED. One of them as you said is if we have a leak on the left side. Do you know which are the other cases? Thank you in advance.
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Old 20th Sep 2020, 18:23
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Originally Posted by mantoga_srs View Post
Very nice explanation. I recall there are three cases when pressurization can not be recovered by using the APU BLEED. One of them as you said is if we have a leak on the left side. Do you know which are the other cases? Thank you in advance.
No1 engine fail with damage. Wing leak on No1.
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