Can an Airbus 320/321/330/340 perform a controlled glide?

Date:         30 Mar 97 03:54:26 
From:         Dave Smith <>
Organization: GEC Marconi Command and Information Systems
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With no mechanical backup can an Airbus that has lost the computers,
for whatever reason, be glided to a safe landing?

Intuitively I assume the case is no, but wouldn't this give people
like the FAA and CAA concern regarding Airworthiness certificates
and the like?

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