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alvintjh83
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A330 FMCG Update with Honeywell navDB

Mon Dec 20, 2021 9:58 am

Hello all,

I would like to request for assistance or information where I have purchased a navigation database update for an A330-343 to be uploaded into the FMCG.
The problem is I am not anywhere near the aircraft and my laptop is the only computer registered to get the navigation database from Honeywell.
I need to write the navigation database onto floppy disks but from me to send the floppy disks via mail is going to either get lost, spoilt, or take too long to receive to be in time for the aircraft's flight (on 23 December)
I would like to ask how I can write the database out so that my engineer who is at the aircraft can receive it via email or network drive to put onto the floppy disks and update the FMCG?

Thank you for the help in this.
 
Wacker1000
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Re: A330 FMCG Update with Honeywell navDB

Mon Dec 20, 2021 6:17 pm

What is an FMCG?
 
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airportugal310
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Re: A330 FMCG Update with Honeywell navDB

Mon Dec 20, 2021 7:17 pm

Pretty sure its FMGC...Flight Management and Guidance Computer...sounds like the MCDU to me
 
Jungleneer
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Re: A330 FMCG Update with Honeywell navDB

Mon Dec 20, 2021 8:07 pm

Your aircraft does not allow any flash drive upload?
 
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Re: A330 FMCG Update with Honeywell navDB

Mon Dec 20, 2021 8:14 pm

If it’s floppy disk, download, FDX overnight to the crew hotel. We did it a lot when it was still on floppys back when GWB was president. All thumb drives now.
 
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Re: A330 FMCG Update with Honeywell navDB

Tue Dec 21, 2021 3:12 am

airportugal310 wrote:
Pretty sure its FMGC...Flight Management and Guidance Computer...sounds like the MCDU to me


The MCDU (pronounced "mac-doo") is the interface unit with the keypad and screen, commonly but inaccurately referred to as the "FM" or "FMS". The FMGC/FMGEC is the computer system itself.

MCDU:
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Lpbri
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Re: A330 FMCG Update with Honeywell navDB

Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:15 am

Also called a MAC Daddy
 
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Starlionblue
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Re: A330 FMCG Update with Honeywell navDB

Wed Dec 22, 2021 1:33 am

Lpbri wrote:
Also called a MAC Daddy


Love it! I shall deploy this verbiage on the next crusty old captain I fly with. :D

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