Qantas A380 (ICAO test film)

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Published on April 8, 2017 by Donatas

QUANTAS A380

Quantas flight 32 is making refueling stop in Singapore. The Airbus A380 is more than half way through 22 hours flight from London to Sydney, Australia. After 2 hours on the ground, the crew is nearly ready to get the plane back in the air. Very few pilots are trained to captain of A380. Former fighter pilot Richard de Crespigny is an elite rank.

“A380 is latest generation of innovation, automation and excellence and it is a largest, most complex aircraft in the sky.”

The main duty on this flight for first officer Mat Hicks is monitor the waste number of electronic gauges and computer displays needed to fly this state of the art plane.

The gigantic A380 is a true double decker. The first jet ever built with two decks running the entire length of the plane. It every other airliner in the sky. With enough space for as many as 525 passengers.

“The more automated aircraft get, it doesn`t necessary make them easier to fly. Just make some different to fly. ”

Four massive Rolls & Roy’s engines power the A380. Each can deliver 72000 pounds of thrust. At 9.57 a.m. local time, Quantas 32 lifts-off right on schedule. Passengers get a unique view of the take-off. Thanks to a camera mounted on A380`s tail.

There are 250000 sensors monitoring every flight function on the aircraft. This is by far the most automated passenger jet in the skies. The ECAM or electronic centralized aircraft monitor keeps watch over myriad on-board systems and alerts the crew to even the slightest malfunction. It is 10.01 a.m., the pilots suggest 4 minutes into the flight. (BANG!)

“We are losing an engine, or two!”

De Crespigny wastes no time taking over control from the autopilot. 35 years of flying tells him what to do next.

“I pressed the altitude, hold back which cause the nose to lower, and the aircraft level.”

The captain assigns Hicks to decipher the ECAM data. He needs to evaluate every message on figure out how best to react to each one.

1) What was the origin and the destination of Flight 32?
The flight 32 was on its route from London to Sydney.

*The origin and the destination of Flight 32 were London and Sidney.

For what purpose did they make a stopover in Singapore?
They were making refueling stop in there.

*Qantas flight 32 made a refueling stop in Singapore.

How long did they stay there?
They were on the ground for 2 hours.

*They stopped for 2 hour there.

2) What aircraft type performed the flight?
It was Airbus A380.

*Airbus A 380 was performed the flight.

Are there many pilots trained to fly this type?
No, very few pilots are trained to fly A380.

*The film does not say anything about the total number of pilots trained to fly on the Airbus A380. There said very few pilots was trained to Captain A380.

What is a pilot required to do for re-training to become Captain?
A candidate pilot has to have a sufficient amount of flying hours on type. He also has to pass several theoretical tests and flight checks.

*To become a Captain, you must have a big enough experience as a co-pilot,be able to act properly in emergency situations, quickly and accurately make decisions.

What does pilot’s’ training involve?
Pilots training involve both theoretical and flight training. As a link between theory and practice it also involves attending flight simulator sessions where pilots practice the most complicated situations such as engine failure, fire and perform some procedures such as belly landing, when you have to land the plane with gears up, or ditching that is landing on water surface, and others.

Pilots involved in many kinds of training, the main and most important of them – it’s training on the simulator, where they study the action in a variety of emergency and difficult situations. And besides, every flight is also training for the pilot.

What subjects are the most important?
They are aerodynamics, as each pilot must clearly understand how aircraft fly, navigation to not get lost, rules of flight, meteorology and so on. Actually all subjects are important.

*The most important such subjects as aerodynamics, meteorology,navigation, a lot of other sciences.

3) What was the Captain’s opinion of the A380?
He considered that aircraft to be the latest generation of innovation, automation and excellence, also the largest and most complex aircraft in the sky.

*Captain’s opinion of the A380 is view of the pilot having a great experience of aircraft’s control.

4) What were the responsibilities of the First Officer during the flight?
He was pilot monitoring, so his responsibilities were to monitor the whole number of electronic gauges and computer displays needed to fly this state of the art plane.

*The main responsibilities on this flight for first officer is to monitor the vast number of electronic gauges and computer displays needed to fly this state of the art plane.

5) According to the film, what makes A380 such an outstanding machine?
A380 is a true double decker. The first jet with two decks running through the entire length of the plane.

6) Does the First Officer believe that A380 is easier to fly than other planes?
No, he said that automation didn’t make an aircraft easier to fly, just made it different to fly.

*No, the first officer thought, that the aircraft is the most advanced but not easy to operate.

*The more automated aircraft get it doesn’t necessarily make them easier to fly just makes them different fly.

7) What are the main features of the cockpit of A380?
It has a classic Airbus cockpit where traditional control columns have been replaced with sidesticks to the left of captain and to the right of first officer.

What is the ECAM?
ECAM stands for electronic centralized aircraft monitor. This system represents date on tdy and system display. Information regarding primary engine indications, fuel quantity, flap slat position as well as warning and caution alerts, or memos is shown on EWD. Synoptic diagrams of aircraft systems, status messages and permanent flight data are shown on SD.

*The ECAM or electronic centralized aircraft monitor keeps watch over the myriad of on-board systems and alerts the crew to even the slightest malfunction.

8) What emergency did the crew encounter a few minutes after takeoff?
Engine number two failed.

*The crew encountered a few minutes after takeoff loosing an engine #2.

How did the Captain respond to the situation?
He leveled the aircraft off by pressing the altitude hold button.

*Captain wasted no time taking over control from the autopilot, but 35 years of flying told him what to do next. He pressed the altitude hold back which will cause nose to lower and the aircraft leveled. The captain assigns Hicks to decipher the ECAM data.

9) What was the First Officer required to do in that emergency situation?
He was assigned to decipher the ECAM data in order to make a proper decision coping with emergency situation.

Was it an easy task?
No.
Why?

Because there were a lot of information from different aircraft systems.

10) What modern aviation technologies do you know?
If we are speaking about Airbus I will tell you about FBW system. Airbus created the first civil aircraft equipped with this system. It was A320. FBW is a set of steering computers controlling an aircraft. It replaces conventional manual flight controls of an aircraft with an electronic interface. The movements of flight controls are converted to electronic signals and transmitted to the computers, and computers, in their turn, determine how to move control surface to get the response.+

How do they facilitate pilots’ (ATCs’) functions?
FBW system can perform some actions without pilot’s input such as automatic aircraft stabilization.

How do they increase flight safety?
Computers would refuse to follow pilots instructions if that instructions are considered to be dangerous.

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