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Cargo Smoke Panel

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Cargo Smoke Panel

Incorrect Label

The right side button label is incorrect. It should say AFT.


The forward and aft cargo compartments are equipped with smoke detection systems which alert the crew and close isolation valves to the cargo compartment.


SMOKE light

When the system detects smoke in the compartment, a red light and an ECAM warning come on.


Ignites the squib to discharge the extinguishing agent in the corresponding compartment (FWD or AFT).

Currently not available or INOP in the FBW A32NX for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

DISCH light

Amber light comes on, indicating that the agent bottle has discharged.


To test the system press this button and hold it:

  • Tests the smoke detectors
  • Turns on the red smoke lights and displays an ECAM warning
  • Closes the ventilation system's isolation valves.
  • Turns on the amber DISCH lights.

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Last update: May 16, 2022
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