Get a pilot's explanation of the Airbus Flight Augmentation Computer (or FAC). Learn what the FAC is what it does, and what role it plays on Airbus aircraft.
All Airbus topics on AviationMatters.co written by pilots who have flown the Airbus A320 and A330.
Learn about Airbus Alpha Floor Protection - written by an Airbus pilot. Learn what Alpha Floor does, why it is triggered and its relation to TOGA LK.
Learn about the Airbus A380 Ram Air Turbine, or RAT. When does the RAT deploy on the Airbus A380 and what does the Ram Air Turbine actually do.
Learn how the Airbus A320 hydraulic system works, how each hydraulic system is arranged and what is does on the Airbus A320 from an Airbus Pilot.
A guide to the Airbus A320 Ram Air Turbine (RAT). Learn how this lifesaving piece of equipment works on Airbus A320 aircraft and how the RAT is used by pilots.
A pilot's guide to commercial aircraft hydraulic systems. How hydraulic systems are used on modern aircraft, their components and how hydraulics work.
Learn all the Airbus A330 hydraulic system from the point of view of one of its pilots.Learn how the hydraulics work on the A330 and its multiple backup systems.
Learn about the use of Recommended Maximum (REC MAX) and Optimum Altitudes (OPT ALT) on modern commercial airliners and how and why pilots use this information.
Learn what is Airbus's "Green Dot Speed", why it's so important and how pilot use Green Dot to improve safety on every flight.
What is the purpose of Ram Air Turbines (RATs) in aviation? How do they save aircraft in emergency situations, and what does the RAT do for pilots?