Immediate Communication Required with Flight Attendants.
In Charge Flight Attendants report to/call the flight deck.
Signal for Flight Attendant to be Seated.
"Emergency Stations - Emergency Stations"
2 mins prior to touchdown.
Brace for Landing.
"Brace for landing - Brace for landing"
30 seconds prior to touchdown
Initiating Rapid Deplanement.
Deplane immediately and leave your personal belongings.
Unanticipated Moderate Turbulence or above.
Flight Attendants and passengers be seated immediately with your sea belts fastened.
Emergency during Push Back: Lead to Cockpit.
- ''Emergency, Emergency, Set Brakes, Set Brakes.''
- If no Headset: Long continuous Horn and abruptly extend arms and wands to top of head, crossing wands.
Emergency during Push Back: Cockpit to Lead.
- ''Emergency, Emergency, Stop Pushback, Stop Pushback.''
- If no Headset: Cross both arms in front of face, then clench fists.
A220 One Minute Increments of Fuel
- 30 KG / Flight Minute
- 9 KG / Taxi Minute
Requirements to have a TO ALT
- At TO airport:
- Vis less than Standard TO minima: RVR 2600 or vis 1/2 sm.
- Reported weather is blw landing minima (ceiling & vis) (no CAT II/III).
Also applies in US.
Max Take Off Alternate Distance
- 60 mins: 351 NM
- at 310 KIAS
Max Fuel Loading Error
Passenger Count Tolerance
Take-OFF advisory to the cabin crew.
''Flight Attendants take position for Take-Off''
CAT II Visibility requirements.
- Canada: RVR A 1200, RVR B 600
- US: Only A RVR 1400,
- A and either B/C, A1200/B600/C300,
- Only A/D, A1400/D300
- Other: RVR A 350 M, RVR B 175 M
CAT III Lowest approved minimums
- CAT III LAND 3, AH 100': RVR 150 feet, 50 M
- CAT III LAND 2, DH 50': RVR 600 feet, 175 M
ETOPS Alternate Airport Weather
- Two or more precision approach:
- -400-1 or 200-1/2 abv lowest usable.
- One precision appproach:
- -600-2 or 300-1 abv lowest usable.
- One usable non-precision:
- 800-2 or 300-1 abv lowest usable.
- Prior to Dispatch: ETOPS Alt Minima.
- After Dispatch, prior to Entry: Landing Minima.
- At of after ETOPS area: PIC's discretion.
Alternate Airport Weather Minimums. Other than US.
- Two or more precision approaches:
- 400-1 or 200-1/2 abv lowest usable HAT.
- One precision approach:
- 600-2* or 300-1 abv lowest usable HAT.
- Non precision only:
- 800-2* or 300-1 abv lowest usable HAT.
- *Sliding scale.
- Outside of Canada & US, if an airport has a published "For filing as an alternate" minima in Jepp, use these minimums.
- For airport with vis in Meters:
- 1500 M = 1 sm
- 3000 M = 2 sm
Alternate Airport Weather Minimums. US.
- Tow or more precision approaches:
- 400-1 or 200-1/2 abv highest of HAT.
- One precision Approach:
- 600-2 or 400-1 abv HAT
- Non precision only:
- 800-2 or 400-1 HAA.
No Alternate IFR Operations:
- 0-6 Hours of flight: TO airport is N/Central/South-America, Caribbean or Bermuda.
- 6-8 Hours of flight: TO airport is N-America, Landing Airport in N-America except Mexico. Between 4-6 hours of flight, obtain confirmation from dispatch.
- Can refile NAIFR if within 4-6 from destination.
- Weather: ± 1 hour of ETA: US: 2000-3. Other, FAF + 1000-3 or 1500-6.
- No risk of fog/precip <3 sm. No TS. No FZ precip.
- Dest A/D: At least 2 separate R/W, 1 OK wet and 1 OK dry. 2 Independent IFR approach aid. Only one GNSS.
TO visibility requirements.
- TO vis abv level of service.
- -Reported RVR of the R/W to be used (Unless fluctuating of less than min because of localized phenomenon.).
- -Reported Ground Vis if RVR not avail or fluctuating.
- -Runway Vis as observed by PIC if RVR and ground vis not reported. (Not in US)
Take off Minima - Other than US.
- Standard: RVR 2600 / Ground Vis 1/2 sm.
- Lower than standard:
- Designate TO Alt.
- RVR 1200/350M or 1/4 sm/400M:
- -At least one of: HIRL, CL, Visible Center line marking
- RVR 600/175M:
- -All of: HIRL, CL, Visible Center line marking, Two RVR (A+B or C)
Take off Minima - US
- Standard: RVR 5000
- Lower than standard:
- TDZ RVR 1600 or RVV 1/4 sm:
- -At least one of: HIRL, CL, visible RCLM. If unavailable with RVV 1/4, other rw marking of lights plainly visible. TDZ RVR controlling or mid RVR.
- TDZ RVR 1200 Mid 1200 if installed Rollout 1000:
- -At least one of DAYTIME: HIRL, CL, visible RCLM.
- -At least one of NIGHTIME: HIRL CL.
- -Min Two RVR, all controlling.
- TDZ RVR 600 Mid 600 if installed Rollout 600.
- -All of: HIRL, CL, RCLM.
- -Min two RVR, all controlling.
Use of True Heading Reference.
While operating in NCA, ACA, north of 70°, airways in True, during ramp check or following re-route.
What are the Arrival Gates for the Stable Approach Policy ?
- -1000 AAE, Configuration Gate.
- -500 AAE, Stable Gate.
- -200 AAE, Go-Around Gate.
Circling approach weather minimums:
- 1500' / 3 sm.
- Maneuver at higher of 1000 HAA or if MDA is higher than 700 HAA, charted +300'.
A220 is a FAA Design Group, ICAO Design Code and Aeroplane approach category, in Canada ?
- FAA Design Group III
- ICAO Aeroplane Design Code C
- ICAO Approach Category C
- 91-120: B
- 121-140: C
- 141-165: D
What needs to happen at the Configuration Gate ?
- -Parameters SHOULD be met by 1000 AAE.
- -A/C fully configured.
- -Landing checklist completed.
- -If Not: PM SHALL call the condition and repeat till corrected or GA initiated.
What needs to happen at the Stable Gate ?
- -Parameters SHOULD be met by 500 AAE.
- -Stable Approach Parameters:
- Airspeed: Stabilized, +10 / -5 knots.
- Thrust: Stabilized to maintain A/S, usually abv idle.
- Rate of descent: Stabilized, not more than 1000 FPM.
- CAT I: 1 dot deflection.
- CAT II/III: 1/2 dot deflection.
- RNP: Lateral and vertical deviation within 1 dot.
- Visual approach and no vertical path guidance: Lateral tracking as close as poss to r/w centreline or inbound course.
- Vertical tracking on approx 3° glide path and using PAPI/VASIS if avail.
What needs to happen at the Go-Around Gate ?
- -No flight SHALL continue an approach and landing past the 200 foot Go-Around unless the 1000 and 500 foot gate requirements are FULLY met.
- Below gate, a/c SHALL continue to meet the above criteria and in a position to make a normal landing within the TPL and LTPL parameters.
- If requirements are not met: "UNSTABILIZED" call, then Go-Around !
What are the calls when the aircraft drift away from the runway centreline ?
- -"DRIFTING" repeated at regular intervals which is answered by "CORRECTING".
- -When LTPL is exceeded: "UNSTABILIZED" where PF initiates the GO AROUND.
What are the calls when the aircraft reaches the end of the OTZ and is still airborne ?
- -"FLOATING" repeated every second, which is answered by "CORRECTING".
- -When the aircraft passes the TPL and still airborne: "UNSTABILIZED" and PF initiates the GO AROUND
What is the LTPL ?
- The lateral drift limit, in relation to the runway centreline. It is exceeded when either landing gear crosses it.
- A220: the lower corners of the forward window, Inboard: opposite gear, Outboard: same side gear.
Define the OTZ.
- ICAO markings: 700 feet long.
- FAA markings: 1000 feet long.
- Begins at the beginning of the the Aiming Point markings and end to the beginnings of the 2000 foot markings.
- ICAO: 1 marking after the aim point.
- FAA: 2 markings after the aim point.
Define the TPL.
- Furthest point along the runway an aircraft can touch down, after: GO AROUND.
- TPL=LDA-OLD + 1500 (7 sec float)
- If TPL before end of TDZ = increase braking value.
- If TPL greater than TDZ, TPL is end of TDZ except:
- At discretion of the captain:
- -No planned intentional Touchdown beyond TDZ.
- -TPL no greater than TDZ + 1000'.
- -Clear way to define TPL.
Beyond TDZ is prohibited in CAT II/III or obscured markings.
Define the TDZ
- Start from the runway threshold.
- Ends at the beginning of the last runway touchdown zone marking.
- ICAO 4900' to 7899' rw = 2000'
- ICAO 7900' and up rw = 3000'
- FAA 6900' to 7989' rw = 2500'
- FAA 7990' and up rw = 3000'
DRIFTDOWN / ESCAPE CHART
- Red Hashed zone: Narrow body no fly zone.
- If engine failure: Do not enter Blue box zone unless no other choice. Follow depicted route.
- Initiate driftdown at optimum speed til level off. Take shortest way out by using depicted route.
Visual approach Minimums
500' abv TDZE if avail, or 500' abv aerodrome elevation.
Maximum Holding Speeds Canada & US
- At or blw 6000': 200 KIAS
- Abv 6000' to 14000': 230 KIAS
- Abv 14000': 265
Minimum number of FA
- For fuelling with pax on board: 1 at L1 and 1 at L2 or R2