Re: Airbus Gust-Load Alleviation systems

From:         dweeks@primenet.com (David Weeks)
Organization: Primenet Services for the Internet
Date:         04 Aug 96 16:44:55 
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Also, for what it's worth...

You can dispatch the airplane with the LAF out of service (according to
the approved MEL procedure), but you need to limit the maximum altitude to
FL 310 if the ZFW is above 123,450 pounds.


| ------------------------- |    |    | 4. REMARKS OR EXCEPTIONS              |
| 27  FLIGHT CONTROLS       |    |    |                                       |
|                           |    |    |                                       |
| 14-01 Aileron           C | 4  | 3  | (M)(O)One may be inoperative        | |
|       Hydraulic Servo     |    |    | provided:                             |
|       Actuator System     |    |    |     a) It remains conncected and      |
|                           |    |    |        hydraulically supplied         |
|                           |    |    |        damping function is not        |
|                           |    |    |        affected,                      |
|                           |    |    |     b) All roll spoilers operate      |
|                           |    |    |        normally,                      |
|                           |    |    |     c) LAF degraded operates norm-    |
|                           |    |    |        ally (LAF not displayed INOP   |
|                           |    |    |        on ECAM STATUS page),          |
|                           |    |    |     d) Airplane is flown at or be-    |
|                           |    |    |        low FL 310 when ZFW is at or   |
|                           |    |    |        above  123,450 lb., and        |
|                           |    |    |     e) Takeoff weight is limited      |
|                           |    |    |        to a maximum of 162,040 lb.