n6238p wrote:What’s the autoland crosswind limitation of a 320? What’s the max demonstrated limitation?
I can do a lot of things in the sim that don’t work in real life.
There is no specific autoland crosswind limit on the A320 for Cat 1, only for Cat 2/3. Maximum demonstrated is 38 kts gusts included, it will happy do more. For the A380 the maximum demonstrated crosswind for landing is 42 kt gusting 56 kt.
The reason I suggested the autoland option is they obviously do not have a TRI/TRE to teach them, observing the autopilot do it is going to better than most pilots could do manually anyway.
AUTOLAND IN ILS CAT I
Automatic landing in CAT I or better weather conditions is possible on:
• CAT I ground installations.
• CAT II/III ground installations when ILS/MLS sensitive areas are not protected.
However, following precautions are required:
• Airline must check the ILS/MLS beam quality and the effect of the terrain profile (especially 300 m) before the runway threshold. It should have no adverse effect on AP/FD guidance.
• Aircraft weight should be below the maximum landing weight.
• FMA should show CAT2 capability at least and crew should use CAT II/III procedures.
• Crew awareness that LOC or G/S beam fluctuations may occur.
• Be prepared to disconnect the autopilot in case of unsatisfactory guidance.
• Visual references are obtained at an altitude appropriate for the CAT I approach, if not then go-around.
MAXIMUM WIND CONDITIONS FOR CAT II / III AUTOMATIC APPROACH, LANDING AND ROLLOUT
• Headwind: 30 knots
• Tailwind: 10 knots
• Crosswind: 20 knots