A320 Study G​uide ​​Pro

Full Pilot Integration

 

The A320 SGP -  Full Pilot Integration is a reference guide for any professional who operates or is about to start operating the A320 family, looking to familiarize with the cockpit standard operations (SOP), locations and functionalities of all the A320 exterior, and cockpit controls and indicators.

The A320 SGP Full Version includes:  

  • Procedures (SOP) simulator
  • Training mode,
  • Exam mode.

The A320 SGP Full Version  realistically simulates an A320 aircraft with four engine types:   

  • A320 CEO: 
  • CFM56-5A/5B,
  • IAE V2500 (available soon)
  • A320 NEO: 
  • LEAP-1A (available soon)
  • PW1100G (available soon)

On the Aircraft's Exterior Guide you can naturally interact with the aircraft but cannot perform the walk around. This mode is only used to study the aircraft systems (CBT) and components, therefore it is ideal to be used only to learn the aircraft externals or for educational use in the classroom (ATOs). 

The simulator contains a CBT of the aircraft, with summary information of the exterior components of the aircraft. There are “curiosity buttons” (red buttons) distributed around the aircraft next to components, probes, doors, etc. By clicking on them, a page will open with the explanation of the function of that specific equipment. 

The interactive 3D real time environment will realistically improve the training by turning pilots and aircraft engineers from passive into active observers. The A320 SGP full version software - with the Aircraft’s External Guide and Cockpit Guide modes - provides excellent supplemental reference during ground school training. Used by several airlines, ATOs and MROs worldwide, this is a popular and effective pilot training aid.

The main goal of this software is to improve the user’s education quality and qualifications by having a better knowledge of the aircraft’s exterior, as well as the walk around procedure, allowing an easy and objective familiarization with the exterior of the aircraft. Studying an airplane has never been so easy and entertaining as before!  

The A320 SGP -  Full Pilot Integration englobes the Airbus A320 CBT (Computer Based Training) approaching all the major aircraft systems, including all the exterior and cockpit locations, components, operations, controls, and indications involved with each system.  

The A320 SGP -  Full Pilot Integration includes:

Aircraft's Exterior Guide

On the Aircraft’s Exterior Guide you can naturally interact with the aircraft but cannot perform the walk around. This mode is only used to study the aircraft systems (CBT) and components, therefore it is ideal to be used only to learn the aircraft externals or for educational use in the classroom (ATOs).

The software contains a CBT of the aircraft, with summary information of the exterior components of the aircraft. There are “curiosity buttons” (red buttons) distributed around the aircraft next to components, probes, doors, etc. 

By clicking on them, a page will open with the explanation of the function of that specific equipment. Studying an airplane has never been so easy and entertaining as before! 

Aircraft's Exterior Guide with “curiosity buttons” (red buttons) 


The A320 SGP englobes the Airbus A320 CBT (Computer Based Training) approaching all the major aircraft systems, including all the exterior locations, components, operations, controls, and indications involved with each system. 

Cockpit Guide

Do want to study each cockpit button functionality and do not want to read a 3000-page FCOM? Instead of look for the button or system you want to study on FCOM, that can take precious time, with the Cockpit Guide you can move freely in a 3 dimension and navigate around the cockpit. It is as simple as press on the specific button you want to study and a CBT page will come out, explaining all the functionalities of that specific button: e.g. operation, controls and indication.    

The cockpit Guide is the best and simple way to study the aircraft’s FCOM, with more than 400 intractable buttons/panels. It is the best tool to familiarize with the cockpit, either to study before an exam, or just to be familiarized as much as possible.

Cockpit

User support (aids) – arrow and target

Walk Around Simulator  

In this simulator you can naturally interact with the aircraft in a tridimensional environment and perform the walk around in an easy and efficient way, showing all the stations of the official path with all the items to check.   

The A320 Walk Around preflight simulator avoids unnecessary immobilization of an actual aircraft, which can be costly and difficult. Airlines, ATOs and MROs can thus enjoy large financial and logistics benefits right away with more flexibility in training schedules.   

The Walk Around Simulator includes the Aircraft’s Exterior Guide. It allows a better user interaction with the walk around performance and external knowledge of the aircraft, so the user can perform the walk around and study the aircraft at the same time. 

The Walk Around Simulator is divided into two modes: 

1 - Training: has user support (aids) - this mode is suitable for people with little to no experience. There are aids (arrow and target) that guide the user in an initial phase, to make it easier to perceive the location of the items that the checklist determines to be inspected. In this mode, it is impossible to miss the checklist order.

In each checklist item, there is an “Inspection Hint” to guide the users how to inspect that specific component that the checklist determines to be inspected.

There are “curiosity buttons” (red buttons) like the Aircraft’s Exterior Guide linked to a CBT, located near the items to inspect. This feature can be deactivated.

Checklist aid – black box with the explanation (click on the image to expand it)

Exam mode - with no checklist aid

2 - Exam: has no user support - this mode is suitable for experienced users.

Tests the user’s external knowledge and the walk around performance. It is possible to miss the checklist order and an error will appear if it happens. At the end, if the result is equal or above 75%, a certificate can be emitted.

The certificate can be used for an airline or MRO to ensure that all the aircraft engineers that perform the walk around on the A320 family are fully qualified to do it.

Computer Based Training (CBT)

Contains a CBT of the aircraft, with summary information of the exterior components of the aircraft. There are “curiosity buttons” (red buttons) distributed around the aircraft next to components, probes, doors, etc.
By clicking on them, a page will open with the explanation of the function of that specific equipment.  

In conventional CBT (like Airbus LMS), pilots study the external configuration of the aircraft, but this external training is not continuous: only some characteristics of the exterior of the aircraft are shown during the study of a specific system.      

For example, if you have any questions about a certain component of the aircraft's exterior, you can easily use the simulator and go to that specific location and press a curiosity button. By pressing it, a page will open where the function of that component is described, rather than having to search the various systems through all the aircraft manuals until you find the item you are looking for.

The CBT covers the following aircraft systems:

Aircraft general

- General
- Cockpit
- Fuselage
- Cargo compartments

Air conditioning

Air conditioning:

- General
- Air conditioning Pack
- Fuselage
- Zone temperature regulation

- General
- Lavatory and Galleys
- Avionics compartment
- Cargo compartments

Ventilation:

- General

Pressurization :

APU

- General
- Power unit
- APU systems

Cabin presentation

- General
- Controls and indicating

Doors

- Passenger doors
- Emergency doors
- Cargo doors
- Miscellaneous doors

Electrical power

- General
- AC normal generation
-  AC emergency generation
- Inverters
- DC normal generation

Oxygen

- Cockpit crew oxygen system
- Cabin oxygen system
-  Portable oxygen system

Fire protection

- General
- Engine fire protection
- APU fire protection
- Others fire protection

Flight controls

- General
- Control (pitch, roll and yaw)
- High lift (flaps and slats)

Fuel

- General
- Tanks
-  APU feed
- Pumps

Ice and rain

- Slats and engines
- Rain removal
- Ice detection
- Probes, windows and masts

Landing gear

- General
- Main landing gear
- Nose landing gear

Lights

- Cockpit lights
- Emergency lighting
- Exterior lights
- Signs

Navigation

- ADIRS
- Landing and taxiing aids
- Independent position system
- Dependent position system

Engine (LEAP 1-A, PW1100, CFM56 and IAE V2500)

- General
- Compressor module
- Combustion section
- Turbine section
- Gearbox
- Engine systems

Pneumatic

- General
- Engine bleed
- APU bleed
- Ground

Recorders

- FDR
- CVR

Hydraulics

- General
- System description
- Pumps

Ventilation

- General
- Lavatory and galleys
- Avionics compartment
- Cargo compartments

Water and waste

- Description

Communications

- General
- Internal communications
- External communications

The example below shows the red button interaction of the LEAP 1-A engine. With the engine cowls off, when pressed on the “Combustion Section” red button (left image) the Combustion Section CBT page related to that engine opens (right image). 

Engine without cowls – curiosity buttons 

CBT page example (LEAP 1-A Combustion Section)   

With over 400 CBT pages, the  A320 Cockpit Guide has two types of intractable buttons:  

  • Cockpit buttons:  all cockpit buttons, ex. Fire pushbutton, APU master switch, etc. When pressed, a CBT page will come out, explaining all the functionalities of that specific button: operation, controls and indication.
  • Main system button (red ones):   Pressing on it, a CBT page will come out, explaining the main system of the panel, where the button is located. 

The A320 SGP – Cockpit Guide includes the aircraft’s CBT, summarily approaching all its exterior components. You can freely navigate on the cockpit and press on “curiosity buttons” (red buttons). Pressing on it, a CBT page will come out, explaining the main system of the panel, where the button is located.