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Old 13th Feb 2024, 10:29
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Manage speed

Good morning to all,

do you know why the speed constraint at TO waypoint is 230 and the managed speed is 220 kt?

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Old 13th Feb 2024, 10:37
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Did You enter any speed on the PERF DES page?
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Old 13th Feb 2024, 11:16
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It could be that the Managed mode sees more efficient, or convenient, to maintain the constraint speed that comes after the TO waypoint. I have seen it several times as well.

Why is that? No idea, I'm not French.
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Not sure but I would pull speed and set 230.
220kts at FL150 is pretty slow no?
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Old 13th Feb 2024, 11:49
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No speed inserted in perf page.
i saw several times but didnít find any reference in fcom
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Old 14th Feb 2024, 09:06
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Isn't it just a case of the restriction at MC768 of 230 knots being a maximum speed? But for whatever reason the FMGC has worked out that it needs to be at 220 its for its optimum profile in anticipation of the next restriction? I don't know the complex algorithm your FMS software is using, but maybe it's looked at the fact you are 5400 feet above profile and disregarded any benefit of trying to fly 230 to get down to it's level deceleration segment prior to the 220 restriction. Just a thought. Maybe the managed speed behaviour would be different if on profile?
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Old 15th Feb 2024, 00:22
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Were there any 220kts constraints on the STAR preceding the transition? It will never ask you to speed back up?

Maybe it's helpfully giving you a margin on (and therefore the option) taking flaps 1, which would be prudent given how far above the profile you are.
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Old 15th Feb 2024, 04:49
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The geometric descent profile the FMC calculated required that speed to meet the altitude constraints. EGVIR should be between FL110 and 6000, max 230 kts. You are well above the FMC geometric descent profile.

If you want the FMC to fly the maximum managed speed, you need to remove the vertical constraints, DCT to the TO waypoint or insert the QNH again in the FMC to recalculate the geometric descent profile.
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Old 16th Feb 2024, 06:57
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This one one the profile
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Old 16th Feb 2024, 10:05
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Originally Posted by michelda
This one one the profile
Out of interest, is that photo from a simulator? Even the most advanced full-flight sims sometimes don't quite behave in the exact way the aircraft does, even with the best intentions of the manufacturer! Try it every day in the real airplane and see what happens.
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Old 16th Feb 2024, 16:49
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Real plane 😜
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Old 17th Feb 2024, 14:39
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For sure you can do it by setting a Speed limit in both your exemples 220/FL200 but why would you do that, and you should have been aware of it.
Never had this happened to me in approaches to Malpensa with 320. Anyway not a fan of anything managed for this airport given the shortcut you get every time.
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Old 18th Feb 2024, 07:39
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Standard software, no modification during approach and it happens every approach from north.
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Old 18th Feb 2024, 15:58
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First of all, it's important to realize that the speed constraint at MC768 is not 230, it's 230 or less.

If it's targeting 220, it's because it thinks it needs to be at 220 now in order to make the speed restriction further down the line. I don't understand why it thinks that and as suggested, pulling speed and setting 230 until a few miles before 768 may work out fine but if it doesn't then it will be obvious what is going on.

Are there any previous restrictions behind the aircraft? Maybe it's on a geometric descent rather than idle and this is causing the calculated 220.
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Old 19th Feb 2024, 08:04
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Does this aircraft have the DPO software installed?
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