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A320neo small differences/updates (+FLS&GLS Questions)

Fri Aug 06, 2021 9:12 am

Hi everyone!
I have encountered some changes in the A320neo family cockpit that are seemingly new.
(these screenshots are of MSN9433, an A321neo)

PACKS and Anti-Ice indication at the top of the Upper ECAM, seemingly on ground.
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PERF page in the MCDU now has left/right navigation instead of LSK. This one is strange because that is the only place I have seen this, and some newer MSNs don't have this. What is the advantage of such change?
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G/S Deselect on RAD NAV page (seemingly indication of FLS enabled)
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Autobrake selection indication on PFD
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MORA indication on ND
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A few questions:
    Are any of these customer options, or are they standard going forward?
    What is the MSN starting with which these changes were made (approx.) (because the earlier NEOs don't have these)?
    Is FLS a customer option on new deliveries, or standard going forward?
    Does FLS installed mean GLS is also installed, and vice versa? (I know GLS has to have MMR installed and not just software...)

Sorry for the very long list...
Thanks in advance!
 
Woodreau
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Re: A320neo small differences/updates (+FLS&GLS Questions)

Fri Aug 06, 2021 9:55 am

The autobrake mode in FMA and altitude deviation from FMgC vertical path is from the EIS2 S15 update. Also part of the update The altitude selector is white to indicate that altitude capture is not going to occur, during RNAV and ILS approaches for example.

The Bleed air usage on the upper ECAM has always been there for the NEOs.

fLs/GLS must be a customer option because my airline doesn’t have it even on the 4 NEOs that were delivered last month.
 
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Re: A320neo small differences/updates (+FLS&GLS Questions)

Fri Aug 06, 2021 10:00 am

Woodreau wrote:
The autobrake mode in FMA and altitude deviation from FMgC vertical path is from the EIS2 S15 update. Also part of the update The altitude selector is white to indicate that altitude capture is not going to occur, during RNAV and ILS approaches for example.

The Bleed air usage on the upper ECAM has always been there for the NEOs.

fLs/GLS must be a customer option because my airline doesn’t have it even on the 4 NEOs that were delivered last month.


Thanks!
The bleed air indication is not there on earlier NEOs...
Here is a 4.5 year old one MSN 7489:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv41hm4JEB8
 
Woodreau
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Re: A320neo small differences/updates (+FLS&GLS Questions)

Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:12 pm

Our first NEO was/is 6833 and it (and all of our NEOs) have the bleed air usage indications on the Upper ECAM.
 
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Re: A320neo small differences/updates (+FLS&GLS Questions)

Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:32 pm

- MCDU Picture is the latest Thales (S8), they tweaked a bit the Menus and some pages and added some features. Should be standard on new builds, was an option before
- FLS is an option, GLS as well. You can tick GLS without having FLS when ordering a new build AFAIK.
- MORA on ND is an option

Hope this helps a bit!
Cheers
 
Flow2706
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Re: A320neo small differences/updates (+FLS&GLS Questions)

Sat Aug 07, 2021 2:20 pm

Never flown the NEO, but the MORA on ND option has been there already when I started flying on the Airbus back in 2010, so it's not a new option.
 
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Re: A320neo small differences/updates (+FLS&GLS Questions)

Sat Aug 07, 2021 9:44 pm

Agent wrote:
- MCDU Picture is the latest Thales (S8), they tweaked a bit the Menus and some pages and added some features. Should be standard on new builds, was an option before
- FLS is an option, GLS as well. You can tick GLS without having FLS when ordering a new build AFAIK.
- MORA on ND is an option

Hope this helps a bit!
Cheers

2 questions:
    Is the S8 MCDU the only version being installed going forward? I recall there being a Honeywell option and older Thales on the A320..
    Can you please go into some of the new features introduced with the S8? I would love to know :)

Thanks a lot!

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