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Virgin America Limitations Memory Items Revision 10.5.2012
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Max Crosswind (Takeoff & Landing)


38 kts (gust included)


Max Tailwind (Takeoff & Landing)


10 kts


Max Wind for Passenger Door Operations


65 kts


Max Wind to Open Cargo Door


40 kts (50 kts if aircraft is positioned into the wind or door is on the leeward side)


Max Wind to Close Cargo Door


65 kts


VLE


280 kts / M 0.67


VLO Extension


250 kts


VLO Retraction


220 kts


Max Altitude at which the Landing Gear May be Extended


25,000 ft.


Max Tire Ground Speed


195 kts


Max Brake Temp for Takeoff


300°C If brake fans in use: 150°C


Max N1 with Parking Brake set


75% on both Engines


Max Speed with Windshield Wipers in Use


230 kts


Max Speed with the Flight Deck Window Open


200 kts


Do Not use Electrical Outlets during:


Takeoff & Landing


When both PFDs lost:


Do not use ISIS bug function. (inhibits the attitude indicator)


AIR CONDITIONING LIMITATIONS:





Do Not use LP ground conditioned air while:


Packs Operating (avoid valve chatter)


Do Not use HP ground pneumatic air while:


APU Bleed Air On (avoid damaging bleed system)


AUTOPILOT / AUTOTHRUST LIMITATIONS:





Min Height for AP engagement on Takeoff with SRS Mode *


100 ft AGL *An internal FMGS logic prevents the AP from engaging during the first 5 seconds after liftoff.


Min Height for AP use on Straight In Non-Precision Approach **


Applicable MDA(H) **All Virgin America aircraft are now equipped with FMS Release 1A and MOST include the NO AP DISCONNECT function on non-precision approaches. For those aircraft with this modification, an amber DISCONNECT AP FOR LDG message is displayed on the PFD at MDA – 50’, and the AP remains engaged below MDA on non-precision approaches.


Min Height for AP use on a Circling Approach


Applicable MDA(H) – 100 ft.


Min Height for AP use on ILS approach when CAT2 or CAT3 is NOT displayed on the FMA


160 ft AGL


Min Height for AP engagement on Go Around


100 ft AGL


Min Height for AP use in all other Phases


500 ft AGL


If one engine inoperative, Do Not use AP to perform Non-Precision approaches in the following modes: ***


FINAL APP, NAV V/S, NAV FPA.(FD use is permitted.) *** Not Applicable to 800 series aircraft.


Autothrust use is approved with or without:


AP / FD in selected or managed mode.


FLIGHT CONTROL LIMITATION:





Max operating altitude with slats and/or flaps extended


20000 Ft


FUEL MANAGEMENT LIMITATIONS:





Max Outer Tank Fuel Imbalance *


1,521 lbs. *Higher imbalances may be allowed in certain circumstances


Max Inner Tank Fuel Imbalance *


3,306 lbs. * Higher imbalances may be allowed in certain circumstances


N361VA Max Outer Tank Fuel Imbalance


815 lbs.


N361VA Max Inner Tank Fuel Imbalance


1,102 lbs.


Center Tank Fuel limitations:


Do not Takeoff using Center Tank Fuel Center tanks must be emptied first, then the wing tanks.


APU LIMITATIONS:





IN FLIGHT WITH AIR BLEED AND GENERATOR LOAD:





Max Altitude for Dual Pack Operations


15000 Ft


Max Altitude for Single Pack Operations


22500 Ft


Max Altitude for Engine Start Assist Using APU Bleed Air


20000 Ft


Do not use APU bleed air for:


Wing Anti-Icing


APU Starter Limitations


After 3 starter motor duty cycles: Wait 60 minutes before attempting another start.


Dual Engine Failure:


When Below FL250, APU (if available) START


ENGINE LIMITATIONS:





Min Oil Quantity for Departure


9.5 Quarts + 0.5 Quarts per Hour of Flight


Min Oil Temperature for Starting


-40°C


Min Oil Temperature for Takeoff


-10°C


Max Number of consecutive Start Cycles


4


Min Cooling Period after 4 Cycles


15 minutes


Max Duration of an Engine Start Cycle


2 minutes


Min Pause between Engine Start Attempts


20 seconds


Max N2 for Running Re-Engagement of Starter


20%


Speed below which Max Reverse Thrust SHOULD not be used


70 KIAS


Other Reverse Thrust Limitations:


Do not select Reverse Thrust In Flight

Do not use Reverse Thrust to: Back up Aircraft


EMERGENCY DESCENT (IMMEDIATE ACTIONS):,


"CREW O2......................................................ON
CREW COMM.....................................ESTABLISH
SIGNS.................................................ON ALT........................................TURN & PULL HDG......................................TURN & PULL SPD/Mach......................................ADJUST THRUST LEVERS (if A/Thrust off) ..........IDLE
SPD BRK..................FULL (RESPECTING VLS)


Loss Of Braking,"LOSS OF BRAKING:


If Autobrake Selected:
BRAKE PEDALS....................................PRESS
If No Braking Available:
THRUST REV...........................................MAX
BRAKE PEDALS.................................RELEASE
A/SKID & NWS ...................... ................OFF
BRAKE PEDALS....................................PRESS
(MAX BRAKE PRESSURE – 1000PSI)
If Still No Braking:
PARKING BRAKE...SHORT & SUCCESSIVE APPLICATIONS"


UNRELIABLE SPEED INDICATION (IMMEDIATE ACTIONS):


AP/FD..........................................OFF
A/THR..........................................OFF
PITCH/THRUST
- Below THR REDUCTION ALT.....15° / TOGA
- Above THR REDUCTION ALT & Below 10,000 ft...10° / CLB
- Above THR REDUCTION ALT & Above 10,000 ft.....5° / CLB
FLAPS(if config 0-3)......................MAINTAIN CURENT CONFIG
FLAPS(if config full).............Select CONF 3 and MAINTAIN
SPEEDBRAKES......................CHECK RETRACTED
LANDING GEAR...........................................UP
WHEN AT OR ABOVE MSA OR CIRCUIT ALT....................................Level off for Troubleshooting



WINDSHEAR


AT TAKEOFF:
IF BEFORE V1: REJECT
IF AFTER V1:
THR LEVERS....................... TOGA
REACHING VR.................... ROTATE
SRS ORDERS ....................FOLLOW
IF AIRBORNE, INITIAL CLIMB OR LANDING:........................THR LEVERS AT TOGA SET OR CONFIRM
AP (if engaged) KEEP
SRS ORDERS........................... FOLLOW
CONFIGURATION MAINTAIN UNTIL OUT OF SHEAR


Windshear ahead


DURING TAKEOFF:
IF BEFORE V1: REJECT
WHEN AIRBORNE:
THR LEVERS TOGA
SRS ORDERS FOLLOW
LANDING:
NORMAL GO AROUND PERFORM


TCAS ORDERS


AP OFF
FDs OFF
V/S ADJUST PITCH: REMAIN GREEN/AVOID RED
ATC NOTIFY


EGPWS ALERTS


Simultaneously:
AP OFF
PITCH PULL UP (full backstick)
THRUST LEVERS TOGA
SPEED BRAKES LEVER CHECK RETRACTED
BANK WINGS LEVEL or ADJUST


Stall Recovery


Any Stall Indication, Immediately:
NOSE DOWN PITCH CONTROL APPLY
BANK WINGS LEVEL
When out of stall:
THRUST INCREASE SMOOTHLY AS NEEDED
SPEED BRAKES CHECK RETRACTED
FLIGHT PATH RECOVER SMOOTHLY
If in clean configuration and below FL 200: FLAP 1 SELECT


STALL RECOVERY AT LIFTOFF


THRUST TOGA
At the same time:
PITCH ATTITUDE 15°
BANK WINGS LEVEL


CREW INCAPACITATION


PA “ITL TO THE FLIGHT DECK”
SHOULDER HARNESS LOCK
CREW SEAT MOVE AFT / RECLINE