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|
|1||18||0/10||1/1+F||230 kt||HOLD / TAKE OFF|
|2||22||15||2||215 kt||TAKE OFF / APPR|
|3||22||20||3||185 kt||TAKE OFF / LDG / APPR|
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.
Last update: May 18, 2023