A320 Study G​uide ​​Pro

Walk Around Simulator

 

The A320 Study Guide Pro (SGP) – Walk Around Simulator is a reference guide for any professional who operates or is about to start operating the A320 family, looking to familiarize with the locations and functionalities of all the A320 exterior as well as the walk around procedure. The SGP is the best complement of Airbus LMS software.

The A320 SGP - Walk Around Simulator includes:  

  • Training mode,
  • Exam mode.

    The A320 SGP - Walk Around Simulator realistically simulates an A320 aircraft with four engine types:  

    • A320 CEO: 
    • CFM56-5A/5B,
    • IAE V2500.
    • A320 NEO: 
    • LEAP-1A,
    • PW1100G.

    The A320 SGP - Walk Around Simulator  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. 

    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, aircraft engineers 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

    All systems 

    The CBT covers the following aircraft systems:

    • Aircraft general

    - Aircraft general
    - Cockpit
    - Fuselage
    - Cargo compartments

    • Air conditioning

    Air conditioning:

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

    Pressurization:

    - General

    Ventilatio:

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


    • 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
    - AC emergency generation
    - 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
    - Combustion section
    - 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)   

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    The A320 SGP is designed for airlines, ATOs, MROs and self-learning pilots and aircraft engineers that operate or are about to start operating the A320 family.

     This software can be used: