Qantas A380 (ICAO test film)

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TEST/DESCRIPTION

TEST

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00:00:00,000 –> 00:00:07,300
Qantas flight 32 is making a refueling
stop in Singapore.

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00:00:07,300 –> 00:00:13,100
the Airbus A 380 is more than halfway through a marathon
twenty two-hour flight all the way from

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London to Sydney Australia

4
00:00:17,560 –> 00:00:21,160
after two hours on the ground the crew
is nearly ready to get the planes back

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00:00:21,170 –> 00:00:24,320
in the air

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00:00:24,320 –> 00:00:28,540
very few pilots are trained to Captain a
380.

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00:00:28,540 –> 00:00:33,360
Former fighter pilot Richard Richard de Crespigny is in that elite rank.

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00:00:33,360 –> 00:00:34,780
… ready for take-off …

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00:00:34,780 –> 00:00:49,360
The 380 is the latest generation of innovation automation and excellence and it’s the
largest most complex aircraft in the sky

10
00:00:49,360 –> 00:00:53,680
the main duty on this flight for first
officer Matt Hicks is to monitor the

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00:00:53,680 –> 00:00:58,250
vast number of electronic gauges and
computer displays needed to fly this

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00:00:58,250 –> 00:01:04,730
state of the art plane a gigantic a 380
is a true double-decker the first jet

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00:01:04,730 –> 00:01:09,080
ever built with two decks running the
entire length of the plane

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00:01:09,110 –> 00:01:14,800
it dwarfs every other airliner in the sky with
enough space for as many as five hundred

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and twenty five passengers

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…I haven’t
realized…

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…thrust set 80 knots..

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00:01:22,260 –> 00:01:28,020
The more automated aircraft get it doesn’t necessarily make
them easier to fly just makes them

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different fly the

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00:01:29,310 –> 00:01:34,180
the a380 is powered by
four massive rolls-royce engines each

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00:01:34,190 –> 00:01:39,860
can deliver 72,000 pounds of thrust by
design wonderful engines very reliable

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V1

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00:01:44,580 –> 00:01:49,500
at 9:57 a.m. local time Qantas 32 lives
off

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right on schedule

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passengers get a unique view of the take
off

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Thanks to a camera mounted on A380`s tail.

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00:02:03,640 –> 00:02:09,260
There are 250000 sensors monitoring every flight function on the aircraft.

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… autopilot… on …

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this is by far the most automated
passenger jet in the skies …climate checklist please …

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…autothrust is set.. and ECAM’s clear …

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00:02:25,200 –> 00:02:31,219
The ECAM or electronic centralized aircraft monitor
keeps watch over the myriad of on-board

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systems and alerts the crew to even the
slightest malfunction

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its 10:01 a.m. the pilots are just four
minutes into the flight

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… we loosing an engine … number 2 …

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00:03:00,100 –> 00:03:04,680
De Crespigny wastes no time taking over control from the autopilot.

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00:03:04,680 –> 00:03:07,820
35 years of flying tells him what to do next

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00:03:07,820 –> 00:03:15,760
… by press the altitute hold back which will cause nose to lower and the aircraft leveled

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The captain assigns Hicks to decipher the ECAM data.

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00:03:19,400 –> 00:03:24,280
He needs to evaluate every message on figure out how best to react to each one.

 

Qantas A380 (ICAO test film)

Duration – 03:24

Introduction:

You are going to watch a film about an emergency situation caused by an onboard fire. The duration of the film is about three and a half minutes. After watching the film be ready to discuss it and answer the examiner’s questions.

 
Published on February 8, 2016 by Donatas Category Tag
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  • Ilya

    The origin and the destination of Flight 32 were London and Sidney. Qantas
    flight 32 made a refueling stop in Singapore. They stopped for 2 hour there.

    • aviationENGLISHclub

      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.

  • Ilya

    Airbus A 380 was performed the flight. The film does not say anything about the total number of pilots trained to fly on the Airbus A 380. There said very few pilots was
    trained to Captain a 380. 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. Pilots involve 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. The most important such subjects as aerodynamics, meteorology,navigation, a lot of another sciences.

  • Ilya

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

  • Ilya

    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.

  • Ilya

    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.

  • Ilya

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

  • Ilya

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

  • Ilya

    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. This is not a complicated task, but it requires knowledge and attention. It requires a sequential execution actions displayed on the screen of ECAM. Special to simplify the work of the crew that plane designed with complex systems.

  • Ilya

    An example of modern aviation technology is the FANS and CPDLC, they help the crew tobe constantly in communication with the controller and unload their busy work.

  • Sergey Rastorguev

    No, the First Officer thinks, that This aircraft most advanced but it’s not easy to operate it.

    • aviationENGLISHclub

      “No, the first officer thought, that the aircraft is the most advanced but not easy to operate.”
      Is it a better version? How do you think?

      • Sergey Rastorguev

        Yes, this is correct version

        • aviationENGLISHclub

          thanks for your cooperation)

  • aviationENGLISHclub

    you can find a test here or in the description)
    http://aviationenglish.club/qantas-a380-icao-test-film-test/

  • aviationENGLISHclub

    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 two displays: engine warning display and system display. Information regarding primary engine indications, fuel quantity, flap and 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.

    *What was the First Officer required to do in that emergency situation? Was it an easy task? Why?
    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. This is not a complicated task, but it requires knowledge and attention. It requires a sequential execution actions displayed on the screen of ECAM. Special to simplify the work of the crew that plane designed with complex 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.

    *An example of modern aviation technology is the FANS and CPDLC, they help the crew tobe constantly in communication with the controller and unload their busy work.

    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 pilot’s instructions if that instructions are considered to be dangerous.