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Educational post‼️ As everything else related to airplanes, there's nothing to worry about! Each engine and the APU (also in the cargo holds, we'll talk about that in the future) are equipped with a complete fire detection/suppression system that detects, warns and suppresses any incipient fire that may put our safety in risk.
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Each engine has two identical fire detection loops, located in the pylon nacelle, engine core and engine fan section. When both of them detects heat above a certain threshold, they trigger a fire alert which is shown to us as a MASTER WARNING, cavalry repetitive chime, and red lights in the affected engine (or APU) push buttons, as shown in the picture.
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As part of the ECAM actions, we will lift the plastic guard, and by pushing the rectangle-shaped FIRE pushbutton an electrical signal will be sent to ANY valve linking engine and airplane, isolating the engine and preventing the fire from expanding further. Then, after waiting for them to close, we will push the AGENT pb which will eventually discharge one of two suppressant bottles contained in the engine. If the fire continues, we will use the second bottle.
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Now the IMPORTANT part if you're travelling as a passenger:
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Each lavatory is also equipped with a smoke detector. In case of fire or smoke detection, the system draws pilots attention with a MASTER WARNING and red lights everywhere.
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To the smokers out there: if you smoke in the lavatories, we get the very same fire alarm as if an engine was on fire. Then, we would check our system display and it will let us know where the fire is, in this case, the lavatory and its specific location. Pilots don't usually like false fire alarms because you couldn't hold for a cigarette.
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Also, hair sprays, deodorants and any other canned spray is prone to confuse the smoke detectors and trigger the fire alarm. Please, if using the lavatories, do NOT use any spray in ANY form.
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Also needless to say, do not smoke on board, unless you want a police welcome committee.
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Safe flights! 😉
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Rising 4810 meters over sea level, the mighty Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps and the highest in Europe west of Russia's Caucasus peaks.
Know as "The Roof of Europe", it straddles across both France and Italy and it's the world's third most-visited natural sight. An absolute beauty to admire from the office 😊
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The cliffs. Yet another stunning feature of Mallorca's Tramuntana range to be admired from the sky. Beautiful villages seamlessly merged with breath taking mountains filled with bursting nature. One more reason to fall in love with the magical island 😊👍🏼
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Menorca is about to receive the first lights of a mid August Sunday. With 700 sq km and 93000 inhabitants it is the third Balearic island in terms of population. Beautiful!
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Two levers to rule two state of the art twin spool, high bypass, turbofan CFM56 engines, capable of pushing up a weight of 77 tons as high as 12 kilometres at 80% the speed of sound, with a twist of a wrist. Magical!
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Educational post‼️
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As most of you know, pilots don’t control the airplane manually during the whole flight. It would be too tiring, maybe a bit inaccurate and probably not as safe.
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We leave that demanding job to two independent autopilots named as (you guessed it) AP1 and AP2. Each one of them is fully operational on its own and its capable of controlling the aircraft in any of its three motion axis: pitch, roll and yaw. They are also capable of auto land in low visibility.
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Takeoffs are always done manually, as the system doesn’t have the capability to control the takeoff roll, initial pitch and rotation rate. But the AP is not resting for long. As quick as 5 seconds after being airborne or above 100 feet, whatever comes later, it can be engaged and the AP will take over and follow the Flight Director, with follows a pre programmed route or manual inputs from the pilots.
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They can only be engaged individually EXCEPT in one case: if the “approach mode” is armed when starting the approach we are allowed to engage AP1 and AP2 at the same time, so they keep an eye on each other and compare the data and the inputs commanded by the other to ensure the safest possible approach maneuver.
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How do we know which AP shall we use? Well, as each pilot alternates as Pilot Flying (the one that takes off, lands and commands heading and altitude changes) whoever is flying will use its AP: Captain being number 1, First officer number 2.
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