Airbus A220 Crew Missed Low-Thrust Indications During Laboured Take-Off...
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March 18, 2020 - by David Kaminski-Morrow for flightglobal.com
Investigators probing a Swiss Airbus A220 low-thrust incident during departure at Porto found that the pilots only belatedly realised that the autothrottle had not engaged before the take-off roll.
Swiss investigation authority SUST found the A220-300, bound for Geneva, had conducted a de-rated rolling take-off from intersection C of runway 35, with its autothrottle armed.
But when the captain advanced the thrust levers, he only pushed them to a lever angle of 20.6°, less than the 23° required to engage the autothrottle.
The pilots were distracted by an unexpected discontinuity in the flightplan after entering the standard departure route into the flight-management system, and the captain asked the first officer to...
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