170 Flight Deck _ Crew Awareness Questions

  1. Which displays can be reverted? Which displays cannot be reverted?
    • MFDs can be reverted to either EICAS or PFD

    • PFDs and EICAS cannot be reverted
  2. Explain the ‘AUTO’ functions of the EDS REVERSIONARY panels
    • EICAS failure: Each MFD displays EICAS

    • PFD failure:  Respective MFD displays associated side PFD

    • MFD failure: No auto reversion
  3. Explain the ‘PFD’, ‘MFD’, and ‘EICAS’ selections on the EDS REVERSIONARY panel
    • • PFD:    Respective PFD will display on associated MFD
    • • MFD:     MFD cannot be reverted
    • • EICAS:  EICAS displays on the associated MFD
  4. How many ADSs (Air Data Systems) are installed and how are they assigned?
    5 installed

    • 􀂃 ADS 1 Captain
    • 􀂃 ADS 2 First Officer
    • 􀂃 ADS 3 Standby
    • 􀂃 ADS 4 IESS
    • 􀂃 ADS 5 Flight Controls
  5. What happens if ADS 1 or 2 fails?
    • ADS 3 automatically becomes the source

    • If ADS 3 fails, then the respective x-side ADS is used (i.e. ADS 1 reverts to ADS
  6. What happens if the ADS button is pushed?
    • The respective onside ADS reverts to ADS 3

    • The respective onside ADS reverts to the x-side ADS if the button is pushed a second time

    • The respective onside ADS returns if the button is pushed a third time unless the respective side is already failed
  7. Is there an automatic reversion for an IRS failure?
    No, it must be manually reverted
  8. What happens if the IRS button is pushed?
    The respective IRS to the x-side IRS source
  9. How would the pilot know if the ADS or IRS reversion button has been pushed?
    An ADS or IRS flag would be displayed on the associated PFD
  10. What is the primary flight instrument if both IRS’s fail?
  11. What type of approach is prohibited using the IESS?
    LOC BC
  12. When will the EICAS de-clutter?
    30 seconds after gear and flaps are up and all system parameters are normal
  13. What is the function of the EICAS FULL button?
    Inhibits the automatic de-clutter of the EICAS
  14. When will the EICAS display all of its information?
    • When the gear is down, flaps are extended, or spoilers are deployed under normal conditions

    • APU running
  15. What color is the course needle (CDI) when using the FMS, VOR/LOC, and x-side data?
    • FMS Magenta

    • VOR/LOC Green

    • X-side info Yellow
  16. What runways are included in the database of the EGPWS?
    Runways > 3500’ with a published approach
  17. How long until impact with a terrain alert on EGPWS?
    • RED 30 sec

    • AMBER 60 sec
  18. When should the ‘GND PROX TERR INHIB’ button be pushed?
    To cancel unwanted terrain alerts when operating at airports not in the EGPWS database
  19. What will generate a windshear caution? Warning?
    • Caution:   Increasing headwind and/or updrafts

    • Warning:  Decreasing headwind, increasing tailwind, and/or downdrafts
  20. What our policy for windshear encounters?
    • Caution: Captain/crew discretion

    • Warning: Firewall thrust and climb in current configuration until warning ceases
  21. How is the pilot alerted during a windshear?
    • Caution: Amber windshear flag on PFD / aural “CAUTION, WINDSHEAR”

    • Warning: Red windshear flag on PFD / aural “WINDHEAR, WINDSHEAR, WINDSHEAR
  22. Will the autopilot deactivate during windshear guidance?
  23. How long will the windshear alerting last?
    Until 1500’ RA
  24. Will the windshear alerting system function if both radar altimeters and/or EGPWS are inop?
  25. What is checked when the ‘T/O CONFIG’ button is pushed?
    • • Parking brake               Off
    • • Spoilers                       Stowed (not deployed)
    • • Flaps                          Set for takeoff
    • • Pitch trim                    Set for takeoff
  26. What does a red ATT or HDG flag on a PFD indicate?
    Attitude or Heading reference cannot be determined by the associated IRS
  27. What does a red ‘X’ on the ASI, altimeter, or VSI indicate?
    Airspeed, altitude, or vertical speed cannot be determined by the ADS
  28. What is the function of the ‘GND PROX GS INHIB’ button?
    To cancel unwanted glideslope alerts below 2000 ft
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170 Flight Deck _ Crew Awareness Questions
170 Flight Deck _ Crew Awareness Questions