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1

What is the maximum operating altitude?

Either 39,100 or 39,800 feet as per MSN

2

What is the aircraft maximum structural taxi weight, takeoff weight, landing weight, and ZFW?

All structural weights are as specified in the LIM chapter

3

What are the maximum speeds for each flap/slat configuration?

As specified on the cockpit placard and PFD.

4

What is the maximum altitude at which the landing gear may be extended?

There is no altitude limitation for landing gear extension

5

What is the maximum altitude at which the slats/flaps may be extended?

20,000 ft.

6

What is the maximum tire speed? (Ground Speed)

195 Kts

7

What is the maximum speed with the cockpit window open?

200 Kts

8

What is the maximum speed to operate the windshield wipers?

230 KIAS

9

What is the maximum demonstrated or certified crosswind for takeoff/landing on a dry runway (Gusts Included)?

It is greater than 30 knots. Exact values are as specified in the LIM Chapter.

10

What is the maximum recommended crosswind for landing on a wet or contaminated runway (Gusts included)?

Varies with conditions, as specified in:
FCOM and EY SUPP (as applicable)

11

What is the maximum tailwind component for landing?

Either 10 or 15kts, as per MSN and Variant

12

What is the maximum taxi speed?

The maximum taxi speed is 30 knots.
On the A320/A321 only if the weight is higher than 76t, maximum taxi speed is 20 Kts during turns.
EY policy stipulates maximum speed of 10kts during 90° turns except on the A380 where it is 8-10kts.
Additionally EY policy stipulates that during LVP, when RVR falls below 550 m the maximum recommended taxi speed is:
 20kts or
 10 knots if the aircraft is in or about to enter obscuring phenomena (sand, fog snow, rain dust etc.).

13

What is the air conditioning limitation when using an LP Ground Unit?

Do not use conditioned air simultaneously from packs and an LP ground unit.

14

What is the air conditioning limitation when using an HP Ground Unit?

Do not use an HP ground unit when the APU supplies bleed air.

15

What is the minimum weight for use of autoland?

Not Specified

16

What is the minimum height for use of the autopilot on takeoff with SRS mode?

100 ft. AGL

17

What is the minimum height for use of the autopilot during a Straight-in Non-Precision Approach?

Applicable MDA

18

What is the minimum height for use of the autopilot during a Circling Approach?

Applicable MDA minus 100 ft.

19

What is the minimum height for use of the autopilot during a Straight-in LNAV/VNAV Approach?

Applicable DA

20

What is the minimum height for use of the autopilot during an ILS Approach without CAT 2 or CAT 3 displayed on the FMA?

160 ft. AGL

21

What is the minimum height for engagement of the autopilot during a Go Around?

100 ft. AGL

22

What is the minimum height for use of the autopilot during all phases other than take-off, instrument approach or go-around?

-500 ft. AGL for A320/A319
-900ft AGL for A321

23

What is the general limitation regarding the use of the autopilot and/or the FD during an approach in OPEN DES or DES mode?

Use of the AP or FD in OPEN DES or DES mode is not permitted in approach, unless the FCU altitude is set to, or above, MDA or 500 feet (900ft for A321), whichever is higher.

24

What is the general limitation/precaution regarding obstacle clearance and constraints programmed into the FMGS?

Obstacle clearance and adherence to airspace constraints remains the flight crew’s responsibility.

25

What are the maximum wind conditions for a CAT 2 or CAT 3 ILS Automatic Approach, Landing, & Rollout?

HW: 30 Kts
TW: 10 Kts
(A319: 5kts)
XW: 20 Kts
(XW:15kts A320 Sharklet)

Note: Wind limitation is based on the surface wind reported by the tower. If the tower reports a surface wind beyond these limits, only CAT 1 automatic approach without autoland can be performed.
Note: Refer to RCAM/XX-9EY for EY/State limitation

26

What is the limitation/precaution regarding the fuel, time predictions/performance information available through the FMGC?

This information is provided for advisory purposes only.

27

What are the only approach types that may be flown using FINAL APP?

VOR, VOR/DME, NDB (If fitted), NDB/DME or RNAV app.

28

Is it authorized to fly a RNAV approach without GPS PRIMARY?

No. Etihad policy prohibits RNAV approaches without GPS PRIMARY.

29

What are the pre-requisites for using NAV mode in the terminal area?

NAV mode may be used in the terminal area, provided:
- GPS PRIMARY is available, or
- HIGH accuracy is displayed, and the appropriate RNP is checked or entered on the MCDU/MFD, or
NAVAID raw data is monitored.

30

What is the limitation regarding the use of the autopilot to perform a Non-Precision Approach if one engine is inoperative?

No limitation specified for A320 and A321.
A319 only:
In case of OEI, use of autopilot is not allowed to perform an NPA in the following modes:
FINAL APP, NAV/VS, NAV/FPA.
Use of FD in NAV mode remains authorized.