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Video answers: ‘Mysterious objects on the A320’

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

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  1. They are used as a reference to allow flight attendants to quickly select the best window to view the leading edge and trailing edge of the wings. They can also be used as guidance as to where to seat passengers on a flight with a low load factor.
  2. The purpose of the piece of metal is to attach an escape rope to during an emergency evacuation from the overwing exits. It allows passengers to move more safely over a wet wing.
  3. It doesn’t have them because the A321 doesn’t have overwing exits.

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Video: ‘Mysterious objects on the A320’

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This week’s video describes some of the strange objects on the A320 and what they are used for. Watch the video to find out what they are, and what they’re used for.

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

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  1. What’s the purpose of the triangles on the inside of the passenger cabin?
  2. What’s the purpose of the curved metal object which sits on the wing?
  3. Why doesn’t the A321 have this object?

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USA Today asks if parachutes could increase flight safety in their ‘Ask the captain’ series.

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Los Angeles Times reports on how the new A320 creates more space for luggage, but less for bathrooms.

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And finally, USA Today also talks about the decrease in the size of airline seats over the years, even while passengers are getting bigger.

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737 & A320 cockpit differences answer

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

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1. There are many differences metioned, so let’s group them by category;

Instruments: 737, analogue with 4 flight displays (primary flight display and navigation display).
Instruments: A320, glass cockpit (primary flight display, navigation display, 2 more displays.

Throttle: 737, can be moved by hand as well as autothrottle.
Throttle: A320, throttles not moved by the autothrust system, can only be moved by the pilot.

Overhead panel: 737, all of the switches need to be flicked, it can be difficult to see if a switch is on or off in a hurry.
Overhead panel: A320, most of the switches are pushable, good because you can quickly see if one is on or off.

Control of the aircraft: 737, by yoke.
Control of the aircraft: A320, by sidestick (joystick).

Stabilizer trim: 737, controlled manually by flicking a switch.
Stabilizer trim: A320, autotrim and is only used manually when there is a computer failure.

In the event of a failure: 737, use the QRH (quick reference handbook).
In the event of a failure: A320, use the QRH or use the instructions on the ECAM (Electronic centralized aircraft monitor).

Comfort: 737, not much space to rest your feet, write or stand up.
Comfort: A320, lots of space to rest your feet, a table to write or eat on and space to stand up.

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737 & A320 cockpit differences

Here’s an interesting video about the differences between a 737 cockpit, and an A320 cockpit..

Try to answer the following question about the video and come back on Monday for the answer.

1. What are the differences mentioned in the video?
Use these categories; instruments, throttle, overhead panel, control of the aircraft, stabiliser trim, in the event of a failure, comfort.

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Boeing 737 and Airbus A320: Cockpit Differences

http://www.balticaa.com Baltic Aviation Academy at its Vilnius premises operates both of these types full flight simulators and decided to take an advantage of it by making video report. Pranas Drulis, ATPL integrated student and Assistant Training Manager, who already has the excellent skills of operating B737 and A320, has agreed to show and explain control devices, cockpit, engine failure controlling, comfort differences.

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CNN reports on a story about two commercial jets that almost collided north of Hawaii.

Aviation Week has a story about Airbus’ plans to create a higher capacity A320 and A321.

And finally, Aviation Week also discusses whether flying clubs make flight training more affordable.

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