E170 Oral Prep

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E170 Oral Prep
2014-02-19 11:09:05
Oral Prep

Oral Prep for Shuttle America E170
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  1. Air Conditioning Smoke
    Oxygen Masks……….Verify………..ON, 100%

    Crew Communications…………….Establish
    Oxygen Masks……….Verify………..ON, 100%

    Crew Communications…………….Establish
  3. Maximum Landing Weight – E170
    72, 310 lbs.
  4. What are the two ways that AC Power can be established on the aircraft?AC
    AC GPU (preferred) and APU
  5. Maximum Flap Extension Altitude
    20,000 feet
    Aileron Disconnect Handle…………………Pull
  7. Why does battery 2 have an AUTO position?
    Provides system logic for starting the APU by powering the APU Start Bus
  8. Maximum Operating Speed
  9. If the battery voltage is less than 22.5 volts as stated on the Safety and Power On Checklist, and an AC GPU is not available, how can we get the APU started?
    Use a DC GPU (in place of battery 2) to power the APU Start Bus
  10. What will be powered when the batteries are turned on during the Safety and Power on Checklist?
    Magnetic Compass Light

    DU 2 (Captain’s PFD)



    DU 3 (EICAS)

    MCDU #2 (FO’s)

    Both Digital Audio Control Panels

    Captain’s CCD
  11. What happens when an IDG is selected to off?
    It opens the respective line contactor
  12. What happens when an IDG is selected to DISC?
    Disconnects the IDG from the accessory gear box by shearing the CSD
  13. Maximum Operating Mach Number
    M.82 (Mmo)
  14. On the ground during taxi out and takeoff, the MCDU TO DATASET MENU must be set to ALL when…
    SAT is 10° C or below and icing conditions exist or are anticipated.
  15. What is the purpose of a TRU?
    Convert AC power to DC power
  16. Use of reduced thrust procedures is not allowed on runways…
    contaminated with standing water, slush, snow, or ice.
    Oxygen Masks……….Verify………..ON, 100%

    Crew Communications…………….Establish
  18. In the event of a dual engine failure, what source provides power to the A Igniters for an attempted restart?
    AC Standby Bus (powered by the inverter)
  19. What is the priority logic of the electrical system?
    Onside -Respective Generator

    Inside -APU

    Outside -AC GPU

    Cross-side -Opposite Generator
  20. Maximum Operating Altitude
    41,000 feet
  21. What happens when the crossfeed valve is selected to LOW 1?
    Crossfeed valve opensAC fuel pump # 2 turns on
  22. Maximum Landing Weight – E175
    74,957 lbs.
  23. What is the purpose of the DC fuel pump?
    Start the APU when AC power is not availableBackup the AC fuel pumps
  24. How does fuel travel from the fuel tank to the engine?
    Primary ejector pump
  25. What is the purpose of the collector box?
    •Keeps the fuel pumps submerged

    •Ensures constant fuel flow to the engine
  26. What is the only way to close the fuel SOV?
    Pull the associated fire handle
  27. Describe the Fire Test.
    • Lights (6)
    •    •Fire Handle # 1
    •    •Fire Handle # 2
    •    •Cargo Smoke FWD Button
    •    •Cargo Smoke AFT Button
    •    •APU Extinguisher Button
    •    •APU EMRG stop Button

    • EICAS (5)
    •    •ENG 1 FIRE
    •    •ENG 2 FIRE
    •    •APU FIRE

    • Warnings (5)
    •    •FIRE (Engine # 1 ITT)
    •    •FIRE (Engine # 2 ITT)
    •    •Triple Chime
    •    •Master Warning Lights
    •    •Fire Bell
  28. Can both fire bottles be used with one engine?
  29. What valves close when a fire handle is pulled?
    •Fuel SOV

    •Hydraulic SOV

    •Bleed SOV
  30. Can the engine fire bottles be dispensed with the aircraft powered down?
    Yes, via the HOT BATT BUSSES
  31. Maneuvering Speed(Va)
    240 KIAS (C)
  32. Icing conditions exist when SAT on the ground/takeoff or TAT in flight is…
    10° C or below and…visible moisture in any form is present such as clouds, fog with visibility of one mile or less, rain, snow, sleet and ice crystals;


    …when operating on ramps, taxiways, or runways where surface snow, ice, standing water, or slush may be ingested by the engines; or freeze on engines, nacelles, or engine sensor probes.
  33. Maximum Altitude to Assist an Engine Start with the APU
    21,000 feet
  34. How many fire bottles are available for the cargo compartments?
    Oxygen Masks……….Verify………..ON, 100%

    Crew Communications…………….Establish
  36. What is the difference between the cargo compartment fire bottles?
    •One is a high rate bottle (dispenses immediately)

    •One is a low rate bottle for suppression (lasts 60 minutes)
  37. Can the cargo fire bottles be dispensed separately – one into the forward and the other into the aft compartment?
  38. Maximum Flap Operating Speeds (Vfe)Flaps Full
    165 KIAS
  39. What occurs when smoke is detected in the forward cargo compartment?
    •The ventilation outflow valve is closed

    •The recirculating fan is turned off
  40. What does pushing the APU EMER STOP button accomplish?
    Shuts down the APU immediately with no cool down period
    AP/Trim Disconnect Button…………Press & Hold
  42. Maximum Gear Retraction Speed (Vlo)
    250 KIAS
  43. How long will the APU Fire indication remain illuminated?
    As long as an APU Fire is detected
  44. Explain how the lavatory fire protection system works
    Excessive heat melts a wax plug on the extinguisher and dispenses the agent
    Elevator Disconnect Handle…………………Pull
  46. How many hydraulic systems does the aircraft have?
  47. Turbulent Airspeed(below 10,000 feet)
    250 KIAS
  48. How does the PTU work?
    Uses fluid from HYD system 1 to drive a pump that creates pressure in HYD system 2
  49. What is the purpose of the PTU?
    To assist in gear retraction in the event of an engine 2, or engine 2 EDP failure
  50. Maximum Tire Limit Ground Speed
    195 Knots
  51. Maximum Windshield Wiper Operation Speed
    250 KIAS
  52. Single Engine Taxi – After Landing:

    If starting the APU, do not shut down an engine until the APU has stabilized at ____% or greater for a minimum of ____seconds.
    95, 3
    AP/Trim Disconnect Button…………Press & Hold
  54. What hydraulic system is the nosewheel steering on?
    # 2
  55. Is it possible to single engine taxi on engine # 1 and still have nose wheel steering?
    Yes, system logic will activate the HYD system 2 AC pump when the parking brake is released
  56. Maximum Flap Operating Speeds (VFE)Flaps 4
    180 KIAS
  57. Give two instances when the hydraulic AC pumps will run while the switch is set to the AUTO position?

  58. What is the primary function of Hydraulic System # 3?
    Backup for the primary flight controls
  59. Maximum Gear Extension Speed (VLO)
    250 KIAS
  60. Why does HYD Pump 3B have an AUTO position?
    Backup for HYD Pump 3A
  61. How many channels does the AMS controller have?
    Steer Disconnect Switch…………Press
  63. What happens if one channel of the Air Management System Controller fails?
    The remaining channel is able to control the system
  64. What sources provide air for the AMS?
    •Engine bleeds

    •APU bleed

    •External pneumatic source
  65. Single Engine Taxi – After Landing

    A ____ minute cool down must be observed prior to shutting down an engine.
  66. Give examples of when a pack will close automatically?
    •Dump button pushed

    •Engine start

    •Firewall thrust

    •ECS selected OFF
  67. Maximum Altitude to Start the APU
    30,000 feet
  68. What happens when the DUMP button is pressed?
    Shuts of packs and recirc fans and opens the outflow valve which allows cabin to climb to a max altitude of 12,400 ft at a rate of 2000fpm
  69. How fast will the cabin climb when the DUMP button is pushed?
  70. Maximum Altitude to use Bleed Air from the APU
    15,000 feet
  71. When will CABIN ALT HI EICAS message appear and aural warning sound?
    9,700’ cabin altitude
  72. When will the outflow valve close automatically?
    12,400’ cabin altitude
  73. Maximum Flap Operating Speeds (VFE)Flaps 5
    180 KIAS
  74. When will the passenger oxygen masks drop automatically?
    14,000’ cabin altitude
  75. Where does the Cabin Pressure Control get landing field elevation?
    FMS or manually selected
  76. Explain the Abort Mode of the AMS.
    Cabin is scheduled back to the takeoff altitude if the aircraft stops climbing and begins a descent and has not climbed above 5,000’ AFE or 10,000’ MSL
  77. What items are protected by the ice protection system?
    •Three outboard slats on the wings (bleed)

    •Engine inlets (bleed)

    •Air Data Smart Probes (electric)

    •Windshield (electric)

    •Water lines (electric)
  78. Is windshield heat available with a single source of power?
    •On the ground – No

    •In flight – CA’s side only

    •In flight – FO’s side (if CA’s side fails)
  79. What sort of ICE PROTECTION does selecting OFF on the MCDU provide?
    If icing conditions are encountered, wing and engine lip heat at 1,700’ or 2 minutes (whichever happens first)
  80. What sort of ICE PROTECTION does selecting ALL on the MCDU provide?
    •Engine inlet heat as soon as the engines are started

    •Wing heat at a wheel speed of greater than 40 knots
  81. Single Engine Taxi – After Landing

    Wait a minimum of ____ additional minute after shutting an engine down prior to starting the APU.
  82. How long will the wing and engine inlet heat stay on after ice is no longer detected?
    5 minutes
  83. What occurs if a PFD fails in flight?
    •The failed PFD should automatically revert to its respective MFD, or

    •Manually selected via the reversionary panel
  84. What happens if DU 3 (EICAS) fails?
    The EICAS display will revert to DU 2 and DU 4
  85. Maximum Gear Extended Speed (VLE)
    250 KIAS
  86. What are the alternate methods of extending the landing gear?
    •Electrical override that bypasses the normal air/ground position sensors

    •Manual override that releases hydraulic pressure and up locks - allowing freefall
  87. When will the aural warning for the landing gear sound?
    •If the gear is not down and locked and the aircraft is less than 700’ RA, or

    •At any altitude if the gear is not down and locked and flaps are ≥ 5
  88. Maximum Altitude for Single Pack Operation
    31,000 feet
  89. Can the landing gear aural warning be silenced by pushing the LG WARN INHIB button?
    Only if both radio altimeters have failed
  90. When does the antiskid become inhibited?
    Below 10 knots wheel speed
  91. Single Engine Taxi is not Authorized when…
    Braking action is less than good

    RVR is report as less than 1200

    Power out is required (no pushback)
  92. What is touchdown protection?
    No braking available after touchdown until 3 seconds or wheel speed > 50 knots
  93. Describe locked wheel protection.
    Allows up to 33% differential braking for steering purposes (inop < 30 knots)
  94. What are the nose wheel steering limits?
    •Angle varies with groundspeed

    •± 76° up to 40 knots

    •Decreases linearly from 76° to 7° from 41 to 100 knots
  95. What modes do the flight controls operate in?

  96. Maximum Flap Operating Speeds (VFE)Flaps 3
    200 KIAS
  97. What is the difference between Normal and Direct Modes?
    Direct mode provides no high level functions
  98. What component of the flight control system is responsible for high level functions?
    Flight Control Module (FCM)
  99. Maximum Tailwind Component
    10 knots
  100. Does roll assist work in Direct Mode?
    No – the multifunction spoilers operate at a fixed gain applied independently of airspeed and flap setting
  101. When do the speed brakes automatically close?
    •Slat/Flap position > 1

    •Airspeed < 180 knots

    •Thrust lever angle (TLA) > 70°
  102. Maximum Flap Operating Speeds (VFE)Flaps 1
    230 KIAS
  103. What is the priority for the trim system?


    •First Officer

  104. What does the Takeoff Config button check?
    •Parking Brake - Off

    •Spoilers - Stowed

    •Flaps -Set for takeoff and matches MCDU

    •Pitch Trim -Set for takeoff
  105. Why does the SR decrease at higher altitudes?
    The aircraft requires a greater angle of attack (AOA) to maintain altitude. The greater AOA produces additional drag which increases the fuel consumption, in order to maintain airspeed, thus lowering the specific range.
  106. What does an amber colored field on the ACARS screen represent?
    Mandatory Input
  107. What does OPT mean and what other selections are available?
    Optimum Flap Setting

    1, 2, and 4
  108. What does BLST FUEL do and what are its limitations?
    •Allows ballast fuel to be used for aircraft C.G.

    •Fuel entered into BLST FUEL is not available for aircraft burn
  109. Explain DT143.
    •Engine Out Departure Procedure

    •Direct Turn Heading 143°
  110. Is the ACCEL altitude presented in MSL, AFE, or AGL?
  111. Do the surface winds automatically populate in the ACARS?
  112. Do the temperature and altimeter setting automatically populate in the ACARS?
    No, but the data is used for the performance calculation based on the airport’s ATIS
  113. What is FACTORED DIST?
    The FAA required distance to dispatch the flight.
  114. Maximum Flap Operating Speeds (VFE)Flaps 2
    215 KIAS
  115. Turbulent Airspeed(at or above 10,000 feet)
    270 KIAS / M.70
  116. NTSB
    • Nature of emergency
    • Time to prepare the cabin
    • Special instructions
    • Brace/evacuation signal
  117. How to calculate Factored Landing Distance
    Dry Runway: Runway Length x1.67 = Factored Landing Distance

    Contaminated Runway:  Runway Length x1.917 = Factored Landing Distance

    Slippery Runway (braking action fair to poor: Runway Length x115% = Factored Landing Distance
  118. What are the assumptions of Unfactored Landing Distance
    Touchdown 1000' from approach end, max braking, and no reverse.  Includes air and ground distance
  119. Higher Level Functions: Elevator
    AOA limiting

    Gain on Airspeed

    Elevator Thrust Compensation
  120. Higher Level Functions: Rudder
    Yaw Damper

    Turn Coordination

    Thrust Asymmetry

    Gain on Airspeed
  121. Items on Hot Batt Bus 1
    Engine 1A/2A Fire Extinguisher

    Engine 1 Fuel Shutoff Valve

    Engine 1 Hydraulic Shutoff Valve

    Engine 1 Oil Level Indication

    Courtesy/Service Lights

    Ceiling Lights
  122. Items on Hot Batt Bus 2
    Engine 1B/2B Fire Extinguisher

    Engine 2 Fuel Shutoff Valve

    Engine 2 Hydraulic Shutoff Valve

    Engine 2 Oil Level Indication


    Refueling Panel

    Water & Waste System
  123. What will automatically shutdown the APU in FLIGHT


    FADEC Critical Fault
  124. What will automatically shutdown the APU on the GROUND
    APU Fire

    High Temperature

    Low Oil Pressure



    FADEC Critical Fault
  125. What items are powered by Hydraulic System 3
    Right Outboard Elevator

    Lower Rudder

    L/R Outboard Ailerons
  126. Required Emergency Equipment on the Flight Deck
    Flashlight (x2)

    Escape Rope (x2)

    Life Vest (x3)

    Halon Fire Extinguisher


    Crash Axe
  127. Required Documents
    Maintenance Log

    Airworthiness Certificate

    Registration Certificate



    AOM Vol 2


    Supplemental Performance Manual

    FMS Manual

    QRC (x2)

    QRH (x2)

    Normal Checklist (x2)

    TDP Checklikst
  128. Minimum Fuel Tank Temp
    -40° C
  129. Max Fuel Imbalance
    800 lbs