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MCDP flight campaign started

posted Sep 19, 2016, 12:41 AM by Josep Montolio

After successful MCDP execution in TAP simulators, the MCDP flight campaign started on December 2015, using the new concept for departing from Lisbon runway 03. The provision of the required parameters to perform the MCDP on-board were provided through the MCDP charts. Based on the meteorological conditions (temperature and headwind) and the aircraft TOW, flight crew were able to select from tables the MCDP parameters to be used in the departure operation. On ground, the Noise Monitoring Terminals Network was used for recording acoustic data on the airport surroundings during the MCDP flights.

MCDP Simulations in Lisbon

posted Sep 16, 2016, 6:54 AM by Josep Montolio

At September 17th 2015, the first MCDP simulations were carried out by TAP in their Lisbon premises. The initial simulation flight trials were performed in the Full Flight Simulator A330/340 and  A320. During the post simulation analysis meeting, the pilots unanimously agreed that the MCDP execution was successful and that they did not find any significant operational issue.

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