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Flaps Panel

Controls

FLAPS lever

The FLAPS lever controls the operation of the slats and flaps.

The five lever positions correspond to the following surface positions :

Position Slats ° Flaps ° ECAM Max Speed Phase
0 0 0 CRUISE
1 18 0/10 1/1+F 230 kts HOLD / TAKE OFF
2 22 15 2 215 kts TAKE OFF / APPR
3 22 20 3 185 kts TAKE OFF / LDG / APPR
FULL 27 40 FULL 177 kts LDG

Before selecting any position, the pilot must pull the lever out of the detent. Stops at positions 1 and 3 prevent the pilot from calling for excessive flap/slat travel with a single action.

Note : The pilot cannot select an intermediate lever position.

Takeoff in CONFIG 1:

  • 1 + F (18° Slats / 10° Flaps) is selected. If the pilot does not select configuration 0 after takeoff, the flaps retract automatically at 210 knots.

Takeoff or go-around in CONFIG 2 or 3:

  • If the pilot selects CONFIG 1, he gets 1 + F (18°/10°) if airspeed is under 210 knots.
  • If the pilot does not select configuration 0 after takeoff, the flaps retract automatically at 210 knots.

CONFIG O to CONFIG 1 in flight:

  • CONFIG 1 ( 18° Slats / 0° Flaps) is selected.

Note: After flap retraction, CONFIG 1 + F is no longer available until the airspeed is 100 knots or less, unless CONFIG 2, 3, or FULL has been selected previously.


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Last update: September 21, 2022