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TitleA320 Descent Phase Manual
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PFPF PNFPNFDESCENT PHASE

DESCENT PREPARATION MANAGED DESCENT

IAF

T/D

80 NM ~10 minutes

A320 - Version 05a

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PFPF PNFPNF
1. DESCENT PREPARATION

LDG ELEV AUTO on CRUISE page…..CHECK

FMGS .................……………………...PREPARE

APPR BRIEFING ............……………PERFORM

AUTO BRAKE……………………….…AS RQRD

LANDING DATA ............……………..….OBTAIN

FMGS .................………………..………...CHECK

DESCENT CLEARANCE ..........….….…OBTAIN

ANTI ICE ................…………………....AS RQRD

PREPARATION

When landing in CONF 3:

ON

The A/C will be guided on a pre-computed descent path
based on pilot’s entries ( Wind, ALT CSTR, SPD…)

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PFPF PNFPNFFMGS PREPARATION

LATERAL REVISION
STAR, TRANSITION
APPROACH RWY
GO AROUND
PROCEDURE
ALTN FPLN

VERTICAL REVISION
WINDS *
SPEED CSTR
ALT CSTR

Set navaids, as required,

and,

check idents on the NDs
(VOR-ADF) and PFDs
(ILS)

If a VOR/DME close to the
airfield has been
selected:

enter its ident in the
BRG/DIST field for NAV
ACCY monitoring during
descent

PERF APPR page
QNH / TEMP / WIND at
dest
MDA / DA
LDG CONF/ TRANS ALT /
VAPP

PERF DES page
MANAGED descent speed
Descent winds

PERF GO AROUND page
THR RED ALT / ACC ALT /
EO ACC ALT

Check Extra Fuel,

to evaluate holding
possibilities at
Destination

Copy active,

and revise the SEC F-PLN
according circumstances:

Alternative approach
Circling
Etc…

* For this exercise,
enter the winds :

270/50/290
270/50/250
270/50/200
270/30/150
270/10/100

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PFPF PNFPNFAPPROACH BRIEFING

Weather, NOTAMS,
A/C STATUS

1
2

EXTRA / TIME
FUEL PRED:
Check diversion,
EXTRA fuel, TIME

F-PLN page PERF APPR page

MDA(T/D) Time

DEST

Intercept alt
FPA

APPR FINAL
ILSXXX

LDG CONF

MDA
Missed
APPR

3

F-F-

Descent
-T/D (time, dist)
-Alt and speed
constraints
-MSA
-STAR

Approach
-Approach type
-Minima
-Intercept altitude, FAF
-MDA/DH

Go around
-Missed approach procedure

Missed approach proc

Landing
-runway lights
-Runway condition, length, width
-Brake to vacate
-Expected taxi instructions

4 RADIO NAV
VOR

ADF

RADIO NAV:

VOR, ILS, ADF
ILS

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PFPF PNFPNF

Preflight Take Off Climb Cruise Des Approach Go Around or Done

FLIGHT PHASES OPTIMUM SPEED PROFILE SWITCHING CONDITIONS TO NEXT PHASE

PREFLIGHT /
SRS take off mode engaged and
N1> 85% (EPR >= 1.25) or
Ground Speed > 90 kt

TAKE OFF V2
(V2 + 10)

At acceleration altitude or by engagement of another
vertical mode

CLIMB ECON CLB SPD / MACH Reaching cruise FL

CRUISE ECON CRZ MACH At descent initiation (if distance to DEST < 200 NM
and no step descent)

DESCENT ECON DES MACH / SPD
- Over flying (DECEL) pseudo waypoint with NAV (or
LOC*/LOC) mode engaged and altitude < 7200 ft AGL
- Manual activation of the approach phase.

APPROACH Vapp
(GS Min)

1. To Go Around : when thrust levers at TO.GA
detent or
2. To Done: 30 seconds after landing or
3. To Climb: when inserting a new CRZ FL

GO AROUND
Vapp or current SPD whichever is greater.

Green Dot at ACC ALT

1. To Approach : Manual activation of the approach
phase or
2. To Climb: Above acceleration altitude by
- Selecting ALTN or
- inserting NEW DEST and CRZ FL

DONE /
To preflight
when INIT or PERF key depressed

FLIGHT PHASE SWITCHING CONDITIONS

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PFPF PNFPNFWIND

SPEED Range : ± 20 kts, limited to Vmax

MORE HEADWIND :

If SPD reaches the upper limit :

The A/C will maintain the SPD

It will deviate from FLT path

 If becomes close to a CSTR, PFD & MCDU display : EXTEND SPD BRK

MORE TAILWIND :

T/D

T/D

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