Cockpit Presentation Of Airbus(A321,A320,A319,A318)


The cockpit has adjustable seats for two crew members, a third occupant
seat and, depending on the configuration a folding seat for a fourth
occupant. Various furnishings and equipment are installed in the cockpit
for the comfort, convenience and safety of the occupants


The controls of most aircraft systems are located on the overhead
The overhead panel is divided into two main sections:
- a FWD section including the system panels,
- an AFT section including mainly the circuit breaker panel

                                        COCKPIT PRESENTATION - OVERHEAD PANEL

The Flight Control Unit (FCU) includes the EFIS controls, and is used
for control and monitoring of the Auto Flight System (AFS). It is
located on the glareshield.
The "Master Warning" and the "Master Caution" lights are also located
on the glareshield.

The enhanced single aisle aircraft main instrument panel
instrumentation has been updated. Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs)
replace the existing CRTs. A single integrated electronic indicator,
the Integrated Standby Instrument System (ISIS) replaces the standby
instrumentation: Standby horizon, Airspeed indicator and Altimeter.

The center pedestal ergonomic design of the SA family aircraft gives
the flight crew efficient access to multiple system controls without
compromising safety.
The panels are:
- Switching panel
- ECAM control panel (ECP)
- Multipurpose Control Display Units (MCDU)
- Radio Management Panels (RMPs)
- Audio Control Panels (ACPs)
- Thrust levers and thrust reverser levers
- Pitch trim wheel
- Engine start panel
- Air Traffic Control / Traffic Collision Avoidance System panel
- Flap/slat control handle
- Speed brake control panel
- Parking brake control panel
- Cockpit door lock panel
- Landing gear gravity extension handle
- Printer
- Multipurpose Disk Drive Unit (MDDU)
- PA handset at the rear of the pedestal

The Conventional Aircraft control yoke is noticeably missing in the
Airbus Single Aisle aircraft. The Side Stick Controller (SSC) replaces
the Conventional Aircraft yoke. There is one SSC for each pilot
mounted in the side consoles.
The Aircraft nose wheel is steerable. The flight crew operates the
Nose Wheel Steering (NWS) by using the NWS tillers mounted
outboard of the SSC on the same side console.
Behind the most forward side console are installed several other
compartments along the outboard sides of the cockpit. These side
consoles are used as stowage space for documents, oxygen masks,
fire extinguisher and microphone and headset connections

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