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System Guide

for the
Airbus A320/A330/A340
SATCOM

This Honeywell SATCOM System Guide is intended as a training aid


to the operation of the MCS SATCOM System in the A320/A330/A340
aircraft. In no case will this guide be used as an authorized check list
or procedural aid replacing FAA or other certifying authority--approved
flight manuals or check lists. Contact the pilots at Honeywell Flight
Technical Services at (602) 436--1446 with any aircrew--related
questions, problems, or comments.

Pilots using the avionics system described in this document are


required to maintain lateral and vertical situational awareness at all
times through the use of current and approved en route, sectional, and
other navigational charts. The avionics system herein described is
designed to provide pilots with a TSO C-129 (A1) navigation capability.
However, pilots are advised to use all available flight-following
techniques appropriate for the phase of flight, to insure that a valid
mental picture of the desired route is maintained at all times.

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Table of Contents

Section Page

1. PILOT OVERVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1

2. GENERAL OVERVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1


System Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Flight Deck Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
System Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Audio Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
MCDU Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
MCS SATCOM Display Page Tree . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12

3. FLIGHT OPERATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1


Ground-to-Air Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
HOLD Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Air-to-Ground Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Equipment Annunciation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Satellite Data Link/ACARS Communications . . . . . 3-2
call priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Cockpit Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Manual Dial Cockpit Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Selected Number Cockpit Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
SATCOM MAIN MENU Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Directory Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Category Numbers Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
SATCOM Status Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
SATCOM LOG-ON STATUS Page . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
SAT/GES SELECTION Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-27
SATCOM CHANNEL STATUS Page . . . . . . . . . 3-30

4. SATCOM QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE . . . . . . . . . 4-1

5. ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS . . . . . . . . . . 5-1

INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Index--1

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List of Illustrations
Figure Page
2--1 Flight Deck Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
2--2 Forward Electronic Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
2--3 Airborne Satellite Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
2--4 Audio Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
2--5 MCDU MENU Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
2--6 SATCOM Page Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12

3--1 SATCOM MAIN MENU Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5


3--2 SATCOM MANUAL DIAL Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
3--3 SATCOM MAIN MENU Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
3--4 SATCOM DIRECTORY Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
3--5 SATCOM SAFETY Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
3--6 SATCOM SAFETY Page Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
3--7 SATCOM MAIN Menu Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
3--8 MAIN MENU PAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
3--9 DIRECTORY PAGE Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
3--10 MAIN MENU PAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
3--11 DIRECTORY PAGE Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
3--12 SATCOM PUBLIC Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
3--13 MAIN MENU PAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
3--14 SATCOM STATUS Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
3--15 MAIN MENU PAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
3--16 SATCOM STATUS Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24
3--17 SATCOM LOG--ON STATUS Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25
3--18 MAIN MENU PAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-27
3--19 SATCOM STATUS Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-28
3--20 SATCOM LOG--ON STATUS Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-28
3--21 SAT/GES SELECTION Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-29
3--22 MAIN MENU PAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-30
3--23 SATCOM STATUS Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-31
3--24 SATCOM LOG--ON STATUS Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-31
3--25 SATCOM CHANNEL STATUS Page . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-32

4--1 SATCOM Menu Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3


4--2 Manual Dial Quick Reference Procedure . . . . . . . . 4-5
4--3 Selected Number Quick Reference Guide . . . . . . . 4-7

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List of Tables
Table Page
2--1 MCDU Scratchpad Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9

3--1 Manual Call Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4


3--2 Selected Number Cockpit Calling Procedure . . . . . 3-9
3--3 SATCOM MAIN MENU Operating Procedures . . . 3-13
3--4 DIRECTORY Page Operation Procedure . . . . . . . . 3-16
3--5 Category Number Page Operation Procedure . . . . 3-18
3--6 SATCOM STATUS Page Operation Procedure . . . 3-21
3--7 Accessing the SATCOM LOG--ON STATUS
Page Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
3--8 Accessing the SAT/GES SELECTION Page
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-27
3--9 Accessing the SATCOM CHANNEL STATUS
Page Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-30

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1. Pilot Overview

This handbook describes the satellite communication (SATCOM) and


the operation of the Honeywell/Racal Multi-Channel System (MCS)
6000 satellite communications equipment as installed on the
A320/A330/A340 aircraft.

The pilot guide contains the information required to operate the MCS
SATCOM. The guide contains details sufficient to answer the majority
of questions generated through system use.

The following SATCOM options are covered:

D Two channels are reserved for flight deck use


D The aircraft system automatically logs on to the proper ground earth
station (GES) station
D Manual handover is not necessary.

The crew can preempt passenger calls to place higher priority calls or
they can queue flight deck calls for future placement when a channel
is available. In all cases, two voice channel selections are displayed on
the SATCOM MAIN MENU page.

This guide builds on the basic knowledge of the A320/A330/A340


Multi-Function Control Display Unit (MCDU) operation.

The reader should know that every effort has been made to ensure the
accuracy of published information. Questions about current system
operation and configurations should be directed to Honeywell
A320/A330/A340 Product Support or Honeywell Pilots Group.

This guide is intended as a guide and does not supersede any Airbus,
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), or airline--approved
procedures. It is written for system familiarization only.

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2. General Overview

SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The SATCOM system provides both data and voice communications.
(See Figure 2--1 for flight deck configuration.) SATCOM
communications are possible when the following three parts are
connected together with normal telephone equipment:
D Aircraft earth station (AES) -- The aircraft--based SATCOM system
D Ground earth station (GES) -- The ground--based SATCOM system
D Space segment.

Connection of AES to GES via the satellite is controlled by the AES.


This process is called logon. Logon is done automatically using airline
performances, or manually through inputs to the MCDU.

One or two SATCOM systems can be installed in an aircraft. Each


SATCOM system has multiple channels for communications. (For the
number of SATCOM channels, refer to the airline operations manual.)
One channel is reserved for communications control. The control
channel also has aircraft communication addressing and reporting
system (ACARS) datalink communications. Two channels are available
for flight deck voice use. The remaining channels are for passenger
voice use.

SATCOM recognizes the four levels of voice communications priority


described below:
D Priority 1/EMERGENCY -- This level is reserved for emergency
and distress calls only. Alarms are initiated at the GESs and airline
operations are notified of an aircraft in distress when an
EMERGENCY call is received.
D Priority 2/SAFETY -- This level is normally used for regulatory and
flight safety calls.
D Priority 3/NON SAFETY -- This level is normally used for
operational, non-safety, or flight calls.
D Priority 4/PUBLIC -- This level is reserved for cabin passenger
voice calls.

The priority of a call determines the accessibility to satellite and GES


resources. Higher priority calls can preempt existing calls on the
satellite/GES system.

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NON SAFETY communications include cabin provisioning, seat


assignments, passenger travel arrangements, and baggage/parcel
tracing.

PUBLIC communications are reserved for passenger calls and can


include:
D Voice calls
D Facsimile transmissions
D Personal computer modem transmissions.

SATCOM equipment can automatically log onto an appropriate GES.


As the aircraft flies out of coverage for a satellite or satellite spot beam,
the system automatically hands over control to the next proper satellite
or spot beam.

SATCOM data service is momentarily interrupted during a handover.


Data service automatically resumes following a successful handover.
An automatic handover is not initiated when voice calls or data
transmissions are in progress.

Voice capability is determined by the elevation of the four geostationary


satellites above the horizon with relation to the aircraft location. With the
satellite servicing the aircraft near the horizon or with the aircraft in a
bank, fewer voice channels can be available. Channel availability is
displayed on the MCDU channel status display page.

For proper voice operation, SATCOM requires information from a fully


functional inertial reference system (IRS).

SATCOM maintenance information is accessible through the


communications management computer (CMC).

FLIGHT DECK CONFIGURATION


The MCS SATCOM consists of a satellite transceiver system, three
MCDUs (installed in the left, right, and aft panels of the forward
electronic control panel), and three audio selector panels. All three
MCDUs can be used for SATCOM independently and simultaneously.
Figure 2--1 shows the flight deck.

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Flight Deck Configuration


Figure 2--1
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Figure 2--2 shows the forward electronic control panel.

Forward Electronic Control Panel


Figure 2--2

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SYSTEM INTERFACES
Figure 2--3 shows the airborne equipment required for a single
SATCOM system to perform ground communication using the satellite
network. The satellite data unit (SDU) controls all communication with
the ground. The SDU controls the SATCOM system which can be
adapted for use through the owner requirements tables (ORT). An
additional three channels, which are dedicated to cabin/passenger use,
are provided by the radio frequency unit (RFU) (if installed). The
high-power amplifier (HPA) amplifies the air-to-ground signals that are
transmitted by the high-gain antenna (HGA), intermediate gain antenna
(IGA) or low-gain antenna (LGA) equipment. The ground-to-air signals
are input to the SDU as received by the HGA/IGA/LGA system(s).

Airborne Satellite Equipment


Figure 2--3

The IRS provides the system SDU with aircraft attitude and position
information that is required to steer the HGA and/or LGA. Log--on using
an HGA or IGA for satellite voice cannot be done without precise IRS
position information. The MCS SATCOM system can provide data link
satellite communication using LGA equipment that does not require
IRS information.

MCDUs are used for pilot control and to initiate air-to-ground calls.

The data loader interface is used to upload the ORT and to download
system logged information.

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AUDIO CONTROL PANEL


A maximum of two satellite voice (SAT) channels are provided to the
flight deck. These channels operate independently the same way as
other cockpit radios. The channels are controlled using the audio
control panel (ACP) shown in Figure 2--4.

Audio Control Panel


Figure 2--4

The MIC SELECTION and push-to-talk (PTT) functions for SAT-1 and
SAT-2 operate the same way as other cockpit radio equipment (i.e.,
VHF, HF, INT, and PA). They are controlled on the ACPs.

NOTE: SAT 1 and SAT 2 on the ACP are equivalent to SAT 1 and
SAT 2 on the MCDU SATCOM MCDU pages.

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MCDU OPERATION
The SATCOM uses the MCDU for information management and setup
of the system. Pushing the SAT line select key gains access to the
SATCOM system, shown in Figure 2--5.

MCDU MENU Page


Figure 2--5

Many of the SATCOM pages are unique, in that the title lines are
dynamic. For example, these lines frequently change while on the same
page. Close attention must be paid to both the title line and data line if
the system is to be properly monitored during operation. Unlike FMS
operations, both the active and inactive components can be displayed
on the same page. They are identified by an enabling asterisk (*) next
to the line select key.

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The scratchpad is used to enter data and display system-generated


messages:

D Data Entry -- The pilot pushes the alphanumeric keys to enter them
on the scratchpad. After a valid entry is made, the pilot pushes the
appropriate line select key adjacent to the field in which data is to be
entered. The system checks the scratchpad data for format and
acceptability (out-of-range, entry not allowed into the field, etc.). If
the data is correct, the system enters that data into the selected field
on the display. If the data is incorrect, the system rejects the entry
and issues a scratchpad message.

D Scratchpad Messages -- If, after trying to enter data as described


above, the system determines that the entry does not conform to
format or acceptability requirements, the system issues a
scratchpad message that prompts the pilot for the correct data. The
user can clear a scratchpad message by pushing the CLR (clear)
key or by overwriting data into the scratchpad to replace the
message.

Message Text Meaning

NOT ALLOWED This message is issued whenever the


following occur:
D An LS (line select) key is pushed
adjacent to a blank field.
D An attempt is made to revert an
unprotected priority field back to a
non--existent default value.
D An attempt is made to initiate a
data loader action when no asterisk
is displayed adjacent to the action
prompt.
CHECK NETWORK ID This message is issued whenever a
phone number entry meets the format
criteria before the optional network ID
is entered, but it contains an invalid
network ID. If an optional network ID
is appended to a phone number entry,
it must be preceded by a single slash
“/”, followed by one of two numeric
characters.

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Message Text Meaning

NUMBER REQUIRED This message is issued when an entry


requires a number. Examples include:
D A transit GES ID, a SATCOM
channel, or a priority entry is not all
numeric.
D A manual dial call is attempted
when no phone number has been
entered.
D A phone number entry does not
contain at least one numeric digit.
TOO MANY DIGITS This message is issued whenever an
entry is all numeric (as required), but
more than the number of allowed
digits have been entered. Examples
include:
D A transit GES ID entry contains all
octal digits but more than three are
present.
D A phone number entry meets all
other format criteria except that it
contains more than 18 digits.
D A flight ID entry contains more than
8 characters.
*PROMPT REQUIRED This message is issued whenever the
pilot tries to initiate a call or a
preselected call is made and no
asterisk is displayed adjacent to the
left LS key.
OUT OF RANGE This message is issued when an entry
is out of range. Examples include:
D A transit GES ID entry is outside
the range of 000--376.
D A SATCOM channel entry is not 1
or 2.
D A priority entry is not 1 through 4.

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Message Text Meaning

PROTECTED NUMBER This message is issued whenever an


attempt is made to modify or delete a
protected number.
NAME TOO LONG This message is issued whenever a
pnemonic entry is more than 14
characters long.
ALPHA REQUIRED This message is issued whenever a
mnemonic entry does not contain at
least one alpha character and the
entry cannot be interpreted as a
phone number by the SDU.
CHECK NEW NUMBER This message is issued whenever a
sort is made on a category phone list
that contains a partial phone number
entry. The user must either finish the
new number entry or delete it before a
sort can be performed.
SHORT CODE This message is issued whenever
REQUIRED ORT item xxxv (HEADSET outgoing
call barring level) is set to level 1 and
a manual dial phone number entry
with a 01 network ID (either by default
or manually entered) is not between 2
and 7 digits, with the first two digits
not ’00’.

MCDU Scratchpad Messages


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MCS SATCOM Display Page Tree


The MCDU page tree is as shown in Figure 2--6. The SATCOM MAIN
MENU page is accessed by pushing the line select key adjacent to
”<SAT” for single system installations.

SATCOM Page Tree


Figure 2--6

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3. Flight Operations
The satellite communications equipment provides air-ground
communication by both cockpit voice and data transmissions, that is,
ACARS/data link. Before performing ground communication, the
satellite equipment must have completed the LOG-ON process. The
IRS must be aligned before the SATCOM system can log on.

System LOG-ON is essential for satellite communication and it is done


one of two ways:

D Automatically, requiring no pilot action (this is the normal condition)


based on ORT (owner requirements table) parameter selection.

D Manually. (Refer to Table 3--1.)

When aircraft power is applied, the SATCOM equipment establishes a


communication link with a ground-earth station (GES) as specified by
the airline in the ORT SATCOM data base. A manual log-on to a
pilot--selected GES can be performed from the SATCOM LOG--ON
STATUS page on the MCDU.

NOTE: The MCS SATCOM has been demonstrated for use as a


supplement to other required high frequency (HF) and VHF
communications systems with no restrictions. Use for air
traffic control (ATC) communications requires operational
approval.

A maximum of two independent channels are available in the cockpit.


Either can be used independently.

GROUND-TO-AIR CALLS
The select calling (SELCAL) chime annunciates incoming calls to the
aircrew (except during flight phase inhibition), and on the audio control
panel (ACP) by flashing of the CALL legend on the SAT1 (SAT2)
transmission pushbutton. To complete the headset call, select the
SATCOM channel SAT1 (SAT2) on the ACP by pushing the SAT1
(SAT2) button on the ACP (steady GREEN).

NOTE: Pushing the RESET pushbutton switch on the ACP can stop
the chime and switch-off the CALL legend.

If the priority of the call is higher than 4, SATCOM ALERT is displayed


on the electronic centralized aircraft monitoring (ECAM) in green, and
GROUND TO AIR CALL is displayed on the SATCOM main menu
under the called channel (SAT1 or SAT2) with the associated priority.

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HOLD FUNCTION
When a SATCOM call is established (after air-to-ground call or
ground-to-air call setup) on SAT1 (SAT2), selecting another radio
communication (HF or VHF) switches the audio management unit
(AMU) audio transmission from the satellite data unit (SDU) to another
radio (HF or VHF) switch.
To return to the SATCOM call, reselect the SATCOM channel or
deselect the same radio HF or VHF on the ACP. The GREEN lines of
the selected radio (HF or VHF) button switch off and the GREEN lines
of SAT1 (SAT2) transmission button turns on steadily. The AMU
enables audio transmission to the SDU.

AIR-TO-GROUND CALLS
Calls are initiated from the cockpit by manually inserting or selecting a
telephone number to be dialed from the directories on the SATCOM
MCDU display pages.
If the SATCOM call is already established, or the SATCOM call is
established but on hold, the call can be terminated two ways:
D The SAT light goes off when the ground party hangs up
D The pilot ends the call by pushing the SAT 1--2 button when the
SATCOM call is connected.

EQUIPMENT ANNUNCIATION
The MCS SATCOM equipment that is available to perform cockpit voice
communication with the ground is displayed on the SAT MCDU pages.

SATELLITE DATA LINK/ACARS COMMUNICATIONS


Position report data may be provided to the ACARS or CMU equipment
which passes the information intended for the satellite link transmission
to the SATCOM equipment. The SATCOM system transmits this
information to the logged-on GES via satellite. The GES sends this
information to the associated ground user.
NOTE: The MCS SATCOM demonstrates the integrity criteria
required for non-essential communications equipment.
The availability of the MCS SATCOM equipment to perform the ACARS
or communications management unit (CMU) data communication with
the ground is annunciated via the ACARS MCDU display page.
The ACARS MCDU display page annunciates the availability of the
MCS SATCOM equipment to perform the ACARS or CMU data
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CALL PRIORITY
The SATCOM equipment provides four priority levels of air--to--ground
and ground--to--air telephone communications:

Priority 1/ PRI 1 is reserved for emergency and distress calls only.

WARNING

DO NOT USE PRIORITY 1/“EMERGENCY” FOR CALLS EXCEPT


FOR EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT COMMUNICATIONS. THIS
PRIORITY ACTIVATES ALARMS IN GROUND EARTH STATIONS
ALL AROUND THE WORLD. DO NOT USE PRIORITY 1/
“EMERGENCY” EXCEPT IN BONA FIDE EMERGENCIES!

Priority 2 / PRI 2 is reserved for regulatory and flight safety calls.

Priority 3 / PRI 3 is reserved for non-flight safety calls.

Priority 4 / PRI 4 is reserved for passenger correspondence calls.

D Priority 1 and 2 calls -- These calls are only placed to and received
from air traffic services (ATS), which includes ATC and related flight
services. Aeronautical operational control (AOC) like ATC is a safety
service defined in International Civil Aviation Organization: Agency
of the UN (ICAO) Annex 6, Part I, which exercises authority over the
initiation, continuation, diversion, or termination of a flight in the
interest of the safety of aircraft, and the regularity/efficiency of a
flight. Priority 2 is used only for the following AOC functions:

— To directly accommodate operational flight requirements

— To interface with the airline’s departments, that is, flight


operations, engineering, maintenance, and/or scheduling in
exercising or coordinating accurate and timely information
exchange between the aircraft and the ground user(s).

D Priority 3 calls -- These calls are for aeronautical administrative


communications (AAC). This level is for non-safety-related service
that includes cabin provisioning and inventory, seat assignments,
passenger travel arrangements, and baggage and parcel tracing.
AAC calls are placed/received at priority 3.

D Priority 4 calls -- These calls are for aeronautical passenger


communications (APC). This priority must be used for
non-safety-related service that includes voice, facsimile, and PC
modem telephone service for crew and passengers to connect
with ground-based networks worldwide.

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COCKPIT CALLS
Cockpit calls fall into two CATEGORIES:

D MANUAL DIAL -- Pilot defined calls. (Refer to Table 3--1.)

D SELECTED NUMBER -- Numbers from the system directories calls.


(Refer to Table 3--2.)

Table 3--2 describes a minimal step-by-step checklist for introductory


operations of the cockpit satellite communications. Detailed page
descriptions for the DIRECTORY and CATEGORY numbers are given
in Tables 3--4 and 3--5.

NOTE: If the system is powered up and appears to be disabled


confirm that the AUTO LOG-ON feature is active. See
SATCOM SUBMENU, <LOG-ON, and ensure that LOG-ON
STATUS at is ON. If OFF, activate line select key. (Refer to
Table 3--6.)

Manual Dial Cockpit Calls


Table 3--1 gives the basic sequence for making MANUAL DIAL calls.

This functionality can be inhibited in the ORT (CALL BARRING).

Step Procedure

1 Push the MCDU MENU key on the MCDU to display the


MAIN MENU.
2 From the MCDU MAIN MENU push the <SAT (5L) line
select key to display the SATCOM MAIN MENU, shown in
Figure 3--1.
3 Push the MANUAL DIAL (5R) line select key shown in
Figure 3--1.

Manual Call Procedure


Table 3--1 (cont)

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Step Procedure

3
(cont)

SATCOM MAIN MENU Page


Figure 3--1
4 To change the default priority, push the slew--up or slew
down key on the MCDU keyboard.
WARNING

DO NOT USE PRIORITY 1/“EMERGENCY” FOR CALLS


EXCEPT FOR EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT COMMUNICA-
TIONS. THIS LEVEL ACTIVATES ALARMS IN GROUND
EARTH STATIONS ALL AROUND THE WORLD. DO NOT
USE PRIORITY 1/“EMERGENCY” EXCEPT IN BONA
FIDE EMERGENCIES!
5 Confirm the channel at 4L. If channel is in use, cycle 4L
for the desired channel or enter channel number (1 or 2)
in the scratch pad, then push 4L.
6 Type the phone number into the scratch pad (SATCOM
access code: 00, followed by country code, area code,
phone number, for example, 001-602-436-2311, and enter
it in 2L.

Manual Call Procedure


Table 3--1 (cont)

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Step Procedure

7 (PRE-SELECT) when the prompt (*) is displayed on the


screen as shown in Figure 3--2.

SATCOM MANUAL DIAL Page


Figure 3--2
8 The phone number is automatically entered and page
returns to SATCOM MAIN MENU page with the entered
number displayed in 2L for channel 1 and in 4L for
channel 2.
NOTE: Once a number is entered, it cannot be cleared; but it may be
replaced by entering a new number.

9 Initiate the call by selecting the associated SATCOM


channel transmission pushbutton switch SAT1 (SAT2) on
the ACP.

Manual Call Procedure


Table 3--1 (cont)

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Step Procedure

10 GREEN lines on the activated button flash while the call is


being connected. The GREEN lines go steady when the
connection is made.
11 On the MCDU SATCOM MAIN MENU page, the
CONNECTED indication replaces the DIALING indication
following the SAT1 (SAT2) marking. The call is kept on
HOLD when another MIC is used.
12 Select the SATCOM channel on ACP to terminate a call
(not on HOLD). For a call (on HOLD), bring back the call
to the SATCOM channel, then reselect the SATCOM
channel on ACP.
NOTE: Once the call is cleared, the number can be immediately recalled
from the SATCOM MAIN MENU at 2L or 4L, depending on the
channel used.

Manual Call Procedure


Table 3--1

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Selected Number Cockpit Calls

Table 3--2 gives the basic sequence for SELECTED NUMBER


COCKPIT calls.

Step Procedure

1 Push the MCDU MENU key on the MCDU to display the


MAIN MENU.
2 From the MCDU MAIN MENU, push the <SAT (5L) line
select key to display the SATCOM DIRECTORY shown in
Figure 3--3.

SATCOM MAIN MENU Page


Figure 3--3

Selected Number Cockpit Calling Procedure


Table 3--2 (cont)

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Step Procedure

3 From the SATCOM MAIN MENU page, push the


DIRECTORY (6R) line select key to display the
DIRECTORY page shown in Figure 3--4.

SATCOM DIRECTORY Page


Figure 3--4
4 On the DIRECTORY page, select one of the four
subdirectories where the phone number has been stored
by pushing 1L, 2L, 3L, or 4L. Stored numbers are defined
in the user--developed ORT.

Selected Number Cockpit Calling Procedure


Table 3--2 (cont)

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Step Procedure

5 The following is an example for placing a SAFETY call


initiated by pushing the 2L line select key. When 2L is
pushed, the SATCOM SAFETY page, shown in Figure
3--5, is displayed.
NOTE: Multiple pages may be available. See the upper right of MCDU
display for page and total number of pages. For access, use
the ® button for next page, or the ¬ button for the previous page
(not applicable to A320).

SATCOM SAFETY Page


Figure 3--5
6 On the SATCOM SAFETY page, select the phone
number by pushing the line select key that is adjacent to
the desired caller part. For example, IOR CONTROL,
LARGE font in GREEN for protected numbers or CYAN
for unprotected numbers.
7 The associated phone number (SMALL font in GREEN for
“protected numbers” or CYAN for “unprotected numbers”)
is automatically initiated and the page returns to the
SATCOM MAIN MENU page where the mnemonic of the
number selected is displayed in SMALL font (GREEN) with
the statement READY TO CONNECT.
8 Push the ACP SAT 1 key to initiate the call. To initiate the
same call on AC SAT 2, first enter 2 in the scratchpad and
then push 1R.

Selected Number Cockpit Calling Procedure


Table 3--2 (cont)

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Step Procedure

9 Observe “CONNECTED” in GREEN on SATCOM MAIN


MENU and listen for an audible chime. The ACP “SAT1 or
SAT2” call light turns on.
NOTES: 1. If the number entered is protected (ORT option), it is
displayed in GREEN, including the mnemonic and it is not
modifiable.
2. If the number entered is unprotected (ORT option), it is
indicated by brackets surrounding the mnemonic displayed
in CYAN color.
3. When unprotected numbers and mnemonics are modified,
they are also modified in the ORT.
4. An unprotected mnemonic is modifiable by entering any
character set, containing at least one alpha character in the
scratchpad and pushing the left line select key associated
with the mnemonic to be modified.
5. An unprotected number is deleted by pushing the [CLR]
function key when the scratchpad is empty. Then push the
line select key next to the phone number to be deleted.
6. When an unprotected number is deleted, the phone number
and associated mnemonic are both deleted. The
unprotected number is also deleted from the ORT.
7. MCDU2 defaults (on power-up and each landing) to
channel 2, to let the co-pilot use the channel without having
to make an explicit selection.
8. MCDU1 and MCDU3 default to SAT1 after each power-up
or landing. The default value is displayed in SMALL font in
CYAN color.

Selected Number Cockpit Calling Procedure


Table 3--2

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Refer to Figure 3--6 for the location of the line select functions described
below.

SATCOM SAFETY Page Functions


Figure 3--6

SAT 1/2 (1R) -- The number displayed adjacent to this key is the
currently selected SATCOM channel.

On MCDU1, to override the default value “1”, enter 2 in the scratchpad


and then push 1R. 2 is displayed in CYAN and LARGE font where the
value of “1” was previously displayed. (An alternate way is to push 1R
directly which toggles between channel 1 or 2.)

To return to the default value “1”, push CLR on the MCDU keyboard
(CLEAR is displayed in the scratchpad) and then push 1R.

SORT* (4R) -- This function sorts the phone numbers within the
category in alphabetical order by their mnemonic.

FIND* (5R) -- This function automatically searches for a phone number


from the beginning of its category. The search is initiated by entering as
many as the first three letters of the number mnemonic into the
scratchpad and then by pushing 5R. (Mnemonic numbers have to be
sorted (SORT) before the FIND key is pushed.)

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SATCOM MAIN MENU Page

The SATCOM MAIN MENU page makes, answers, and terminates


calls, to display call status information, and to provide access to lower
level pages. Table 3--3 describes the page’s operation.

Step Procedure

1 Push the MCDU MENU key on the MCDU to display the


MAIN MENU.
2 From the MCDU MAIN MENU push the <SAT (5L) line
select key to display the SATCOM DIRECTORY shown in
Figure 3--7.

SATCOM MAIN Menu Page


Figure 3--7

SATCOM MAIN MENU Operating Procedures


Table 3--3

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The SATCOM MAIN MENU page, shown in Figure 3--7, displays the
functions described below.

SAT1 (2L) -- SAT1 is followed by the SATCOM channel 1 status


described below. The SATCOM channel 1 status depends on the status
of the channel as follows:

D READY TO CONNECT -- The system is ready to support a call on


this channel. Unmodifiable data or status fields are displayed in
GREEN color.

D NOT AVAILABLE -- Either the SATCOM system is not logged-on


using the high-gain antenna (HGA) or intermediate gain antenna
(IGA), or equipment failures exist which prevent the channel from
being used for a cockpit call.

D NO RESOURCES -- This message is displayed when another call


is using resources, that is, equipment or HPA power, that prevent
this channel from making a call without camping on or pre-empting.
NO RESOURCES is also briefly displayed on the MCDU when an
incoming call is routed to this channel.

D DIALING -- This statement means a headset call is in progress.


When connected, the status changes to CONNECTED.

D CONNECTED -- The circuit is connected.

D GRND-AIR CALL -- For a ground-to-air call, the priority level


(EMERGENCY, SAFETY, NON-SAFETY, PUBLIC) is displayed in
2L label line (in a WHITE SMALL font) and INCOMING CALL is
displayed in 2L data line (also in a WHITE SMALL font).

D INCOMING CALL -- A ground-to-air call is set up, ringing, and


waiting to be answered or rejected.

D CAMPED-ON -- A headset call is waiting for AVAILABLE channel


status by reserving resources as they become available. There can
be only one CAMPED-ON call at a time.

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CALL FAIL -- A call is terminated abnormally. For example, an


air--initiated call cannot be connected, can no longer be sustained, has
been pre-empted by a higher priority ground-to-air call, or has
experienced an equipment failure. The following CALL FAIL messages
are displayed when appropriate:

D CONNECT FAIL -- Continuity failure


D NTWK CONGEST -- No ground circuits available
D NUMBER INVAL -- Invalid number dialed
D NUMBER BUSY -- User busy.

Important status messages are displayed in AMBER.

DATA LINE (4L) -- This data, concerning the Channel 1 (or Channel 2),
is displayed above it. For ground--to--air calls, GRND-AIR-CALL is
displayed when the channel status is CONNECTED with the priority
(EMERGENCY, SAFETY, etc.) displayed above in the 2L or 4L label
line in a SMALL GREEN font.

For air-to-ground calls, the mnemonic of the selected phone number is


displayed unless it is a MANUAL DIAL number, in which case, the
manual number is displayed.

<STATUS (6L) -- Pushing this line select key accesses the SATCOM
channel status page.

MANUAL DIAL> (5R) -- Pushing this line select key accesses the
MANUAL DIAL page.

DIRECTORY (6R) -- Pushing this line select key accesses the


DIRECTORY page.

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Directory Page
The pilot accesses a candidate number from one of four phone number
lists where some numbers have been stored according to their priority.
Pilot-entry of numbers can be inhibited in the ORT (CALL BARRING).

To operate the SATCOM DIRECTORY page, use the description of key


functions given in Table 3--4.

Step Procedure

1 Push the MCDU MENU key on the MCDU to display the


MAIN MENU.
2 From the MCDU MENU, push the SAT (5L) line select key.
The SATCOM MAIN menu is displayed. Push the
DIRECTORY> (6R) line select key shown in Figure 3--8.

MAIN MENU PAGE


Figure 3--8

DIRECTORY Page Operation Procedure


Table 3--4 (cont)

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Step Procedure

3 The SATCOM DIRECTORY PAGE shown in Figure 3--9, is


displayed.

DIRECTORY PAGE Functions


Figure 3--9

DIRECTORY Page Operation Procedure


Table 3--4

The SATCOM DIRECTORY page, shown in Figure 3--9, displays the


functions described below.

EMERGENCY (1L) for Priority 1 -- Reserved for emergency and


distress phone numbers.

SAFETY (2L) for Priority 2 -- Reserved for regulatory and flight safety
phone numbers.

NON-SAFETY (3L) for Priority 3 -- Reserved for non-safety phone


numbers.

PUBLIC (4L) for Priority 4 -- Reserved for personal phone numbers.

<RETURN (6L) -- Pushing this line select key returns to the SATCOM
MAIN MENU.

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Category Numbers Pages


The CATEGORY numbers pages enable initiation of a phone call from
a list similar to a phone book. These pages also allow modification of
a phone number, priority, and SATCOM channel (if applicable), and
provide a means of adding and sorting phone numbers within the
category.The procedure is given in Table 3--5.

Step Procedure

1 Push the MCDU MENU key on the MCDU to display the


MAIN MENU.
2 From the MCDU MENU, push the SAT (5L) line select
key. The SATCOM MAIN menu, shown in Figure 3--10, is
displayed.

MAIN MENU PAGE


Figure 3--10

Category Number Page Operation Procedure


Table 3--5 (cont)

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Step Procedure

3 Push the DIRECTORY> (6R) line select key to display the


DIRECTORY PAGE, shown in Figure 3--11.

DIRECTORY PAGE Functions


Figure 3--11
4 Push the 1L, 2L, 3L, or 4L line select key to display the
required page. For this example, the PUBLIC (4L) line
select key is pushed to display the page shown in
Figure 3--12.

SATCOM PUBLIC Page


Figure 3--12

Category Number Page Operation Procedure


Table 3--5 (cont)

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Step Procedure

5 The last page of the Category of numbers displays


brackets in CYAN to prompt the pilot to enter a new
phone number, including the mnemonic. This indicates
that manual entry of a new number is permitted. Entries in
CYAN are made by entering the number or mnemonic in
any order through the scratchpad. A manually entered
number is treated as unprotected and therefore modifiable
and/or can be deleted through normal scratchpad
message. This possibility can be inhibited through the
ORT.
6 If a left line select key associated with the number is
pushed and the scratchpad is empty, the system
preselects the phone number and the page display reverts
automatically back to the SATCOM MAIN MENU.
NOTE: Refer to step 9 in Table 3--2 for SORT and FIND functions.

Category Number Page Operation Procedure


Table 3--5

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SATCOM Status Page


The SATCOM STATUS page tells the pilot the over--all status of the
SATCOM system. Table 3--6 describes how the STATUS PAGE is
operated.

Step Procedure

1 Push the MCDU MENU key on the MCDU to display the


MAIN MENU.
2 From the MCDU MENU push the SAT (5L) line select key.
The SATCOM MAIN menu, shown in Figure 3--13, is
displayed.

MAIN MENU PAGE


Figure 3--13

SATCOM STATUS Page Operation Procedure


Table 3--6 (cont)

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Step Procedure

3 Push the STATUS (6L) line select key to display the


SATCOM STATUS page shown in Figure 3--14.

SATCOM STATUS Page


Figure 3--14

SATCOM STATUS Page Operation Procedure


Table 3--6

The SATCOM STATUS page, shown in Figure 3--14, displays the


functions described below:

1L -- The 1L line select key displays the LOG-ON STATE and the
satellite services that are currently available.

<LOG-ON (2L) -- Pushing the 2L key accesses the LOG-ON STATUS


display.

5L -- The 5L key displays the aircraft flight identification that is received


from the CMC.

Channel STATUS> (4R) -- Pushing the 4R key accesses the SATCOM


CHANNEL STATUS display described in Figure 3--14.

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SATCOM LOG-ON STATUS Page


The SATCOM LOG-ON STATUS page displays the current log-on
state, logging-on/logged-on GES/satellite, the antenna in use, and
azimuth/elevation of the satellite in use. It is accessed by way of the
SATCOM SUBMENU page. (See Figure 4--1.) It provides a means for
auto log-on and log-off and access to the GES selection.To access the
SATCOM log--on page follow the procedure given in Table 3--7.

Step Procedure

1 Push the MCDU MENU key on the MCDU to display the


MAIN MENU.
2 From the MCDU MENU push the SAT (5L) line select key.
The SATCOM MAIN menu, shown in figure 3--15, is
displayed.

MAIN MENU PAGE


Figure 3--15

Accessing the SATCOM LOG--ON STATUS Page Procedure


Table 3--7 (cont)

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Step Procedure

3 From the SATCOM MAIN MENU, push the SATCOM


STATUS (6L) line select key to display the SATCOM
STATUS page, shown in Figure 3--16.

SATCOM STATUS Page


Figure 3--16

Accessing the SATCOM LOG--ON STATUS Page Procedure


Table 3--7 (cont)

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Step Procedure

4 From the SATCOM STATUS page, push the <LOG--ON


STATUS (2L) line select key. The SATCOM LOG--ON
STATUS page, shown in Figure 3--17, is displayed.

SATCOM LOG--ON STATUS Page


Figure 3--17

Accessing the SATCOM LOG--ON STATUS Page Procedure


Table 3--7

The SATCOM LOG--ON STATUS page functions, shown in Figure


3--17, are described below.

LOGGED-ON CONSTRAINED/LOGGED-OFF (1L) -- The SATCOM


log-on state is identical to that displayed on the SATCOM SUBMENU
page.

*AUTO LOG-ON/LOG-OFF* (2L) -- *AUTO LOG-ON -- Pushing the 2L


line select key initiates an automatic log-on and activates the system
for future log-ons.

CAUTION

WHEN LOG-OFF* IS DISPLAYED AT 2R, A LOG-OFF IS INITIATED,


THE SYSTEM IS DISABLED, AND THE ORT IS MODIFIED TO RE-
FLECT THIS CONDITION. THE PILOTS MUST RETURN THE SYS-
TEM TO AUTO LOG-ON (PUSH 2L *AUTO LOG-ON) OR THE SYS-
TEM REMAINS DISABLED FOR SUBSEQUENT POWER-UP
SEQUENCES. THE NORMAL CONDITION AT POWER-UP
SHOULD REMAIN AUTO LOG-ON.

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3L -- This prompt displays the logging-on/logged-on GES


fourteen-character name as contained in ORT (satellite/GES names).
If the logging-on/logged-on GES has no name associated with it in the
ORT, the GES ID is displayed. If there is no logging-on/logged-on GES,
NONE is displayed.
4L -- This prompt displays the satellite five-character name associated
with the logging-on/logged-on GES as contained in ORT (satellite/GES
names). If there is no logging-on/logged-on GES, then NONE is
displayed. The SDU appends SPOT to the display the satellite name
when the GES is currently logged-on via a spot beam.
SIG LEVEL (5L) -- This field displays the received signal quality index
value, where 000 represents the worst signal and 255 represents the
best. Dashes ------ are displayed when the value is not available, i.e., not
logged-on or antenna signal is blocked.
SAT/GES SEL (6L) -- Pushing 6L displays the GES SELECTION page.
HGA/IGA/LGA (3R) -- The active antenna high-gain antenna,
intermediate gain antenna, or low-gain antenna is displayed.
NNNNN/NNNN (4R) -- The azimuth, relative to aircraft heading, and
elevation of the logged-on satellite as ±180°/±90° is shown. If this
information is not available, dashes are displayed.
ICAO (5R) -- Display of the aircraft satellite log-on address.
RETURN> (6R) -- The display reverts to the SATCOM SUBMENU
page.

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SAT/GES SELECTION Page


The SAT/GES SELECTION page initiates a constrained log-on to a
selected GES. Access is from the SATCOM LOG-ON page as
described in Table 3--8.

CAUTION

ONCE A GES IS SELECTED FOR A CONSTRAINED LOG-ON,


THAT SELECTION REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL AN AUTO LOG-ON
IS INITIATED.

Step Procedure

1 Push the MCDU MENU key on the MCDU to display the


MAIN MENU.
2 From the MCDU MENU, push the SAT (5L) line select key.
The SATCOM MAIN menu, shown in Figure 3--18, is
displayed.

MAIN MENU PAGE


Figure 3--18

Accessing the SAT/GES SELECTION Page Procedure


Table 3--8 (cont)

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Step Procedure

3 From the SATCOM MAIN MENU, push the SATCOM


STATUS (6L) line select key to display the SATCOM
STATUS page, shown in Figure 3--19.

SATCOM STATUS Page


Figure 3--19
4 From the SATCOM STATUS page push the <LOG--ON
STATUS (2L) line select key. The SATCOM LOG--ON
STATUS page, shown in Figure 3--20, is displayed.

SATCOM LOG--ON STATUS Page


Figure 3--20

Accessing the SAT/GES SELECTION Page Procedure


Table 3--8 (cont)

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Step Procedure

5 From the LOG--ON STATUS page, push the <SAT/GES


SEL (6L) key to display the SAT/GES SELECTION page,
shown in Figure 3--21.

SAT/GES SELECTION Page


Figure 3--21

Accessing the SAT/GES SELECTION Page Procedure


Table 3--8

The functions of the SAT/GES SELECTION page, shown in Figure


3--21, are described below.

AUSSAGUEL SITA/005 -- Each line contains the fourteen-character


GES name and three-digit ID number, separated by a slash (“/”) in the
data lines, and the associated satellite five-character name in the label
lines, as contained in the system table and the ORT (satellite/GES
names). If there is no fourteen-character name contained in the ORT
for a GES ID, then dashes are displayed. GES are displayed
alphabetically.

To select a GES, push the left line select key adjacent to the desired
GES. When the key is pushed, <SEL>, is displayed to the right of the
selected GES name and ID number. There can only be one GES
selected at a time. For example, if a GES is already selected and the
pilot wants to select a different one, the previously selected GES is
deselected and the <SEL> display moves to the right of the most
recently selected GES. If no GES has been manually selected, <SEL>
is not displayed to the right of any GES on the list.

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*LOG-ON (6L) -- *LOG-ON displays when the user manually selects a


GES for a constrained log-on. Pushing 6L, when this prompt displays,
initiates a constrained log-on to the selected GES and the page display
automatically switches to the SATCOM LOG-ON page. This prompt is
not displayed unless a GES is manually selected (see above) for
constrained log-on.

NOTE: The “*” must be displayed on the GES line for manual
selection for a constrained log--on to occur. The “*” is not
displayed before initial SATCOM log--on.

RETURN> (6R) -- The display returns to the SATCOM LOG-ON page.

SATCOM CHANNEL STATUS Page


The SATCOM DUAL STATUS page monitors the CHANNEL allocation
of the system. To access the SATCOM CHANNEL STATUS page,
follow the procedure in Table 3--9.

Step Procedure

1 Push the MCDU MENU key on the MCDU to display the


MAIN MENU.
2 From the MCDU MENU, push the SAT (5L) line select key.
The SATCOM MAIN menu, shown in Figure 3--22, is
displayed.

MAIN MENU PAGE


Figure 3--22

Accessing the SATCOM CHANNEL STATUS Page Procedure


Table 3--9 (cont)

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Step Procedure

3 From the SATCOM MAIN MENU, push the SATCOM


STATUS (6L) line select key to display the SATCOM
STATUS page, shown in Figure 3--23.

SATCOM STATUS Page


Figure 3--23
4 From the SATCOM STATUS page push the <LOG--ON
STATUS (2L) line select key. The SATCOM LOG--ON
STATUS page, shown in Figure 3--24, is displayed.

SATCOM LOG--ON STATUS Page


Figure 3--24

Accessing the SATCOM CHANNEL STATUS Page Procedure


Table 3--9 (cont)

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Step Procedure

5 From the SATCOM STATUS PAGE, push STATUS> (4R)


to access the channel status pages shown in figure 3--25.

SATCOM CHANNEL STATUS Page


Figure 3--25

Accessing the SATCOM CHANNEL STATUS Page Procedure


Table 3--9

The channel status can be one of the following:


D READY -- A green display that indicates that the channel is ready.
D IN USE -- A green display that indicates the channel is currently in
use.
D RESRVD -- A green display that indicates the channel is assigned
via the ORT.
D FAILED -- An amber display that indicates the channel is not
available.

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4. SATCOM Quick Reference


Guide

The pilot can use the foldouts that follow for quick reference for
SATCOM operation. Figure 4--1 is a chart of SATCOM operation.
Figure 4--2 is a quick reference guide to manual dialing. Figure 4--3 is
a quick reference guide to using the selected number SATCOM
function.

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MENU

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SATCOM Menu Operation


Figure 4--1

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MENU 1. From the DIRECTORY page, select one of the 3. On the SATCOM SAFETY page, select the
four subdirectories that has the stored phone phone number by pushing the line select key
number by pushing 1L, 2L, 3L, or 4L. Stored that is adjacent to the desired caller part (i.e.,
numbers are defined in the user developed IOR CONTROL, LARGE font in GREEN for
ORT. protected numbers or CYAN for unprotected
numbers.).
2. The following is an example for placing a
SAFETY call initiated by pushing the 2L line 4. The associated phone number (SMALL font in
select key. When 2L is pushed, the SATCOM GREEN for protected numbers or CYAN for
SAFETY page, shown to the left, appears. unprotected numbers) is automatically selected
and the page returns to the SATCOM MAIN
NOTE: Multiple pages may be available. See MENU page where the mnemonic of the
the upper right of MCDU display for page and number selected is displayed in SMALL font
total number of pages. For access, use the (GREEN) with the statement READY TO
for next page, or the for the previous page CONNECT.
(not applicable to A320).
5. Push the ACP SAT (1 or 2) key to initiate the
call.

6. Observe CONNECTED in GREEN on


SATCOM MAIN MENU and listen for an
audible chime. The ACP SAT1 or SAT2 call
light turns on.

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Figure 4--2

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1. From the SATCOM MAIN MENU, confirm that


the channel in 4L is not in use. If it is in use,
use the other channel.

MENU 2. Type the phone number into the scratchpad


(i.e., SATCOM access code 00, followed by
the country code, the area code, and phone
number, e.g. 001--602--438--2311).

3. Push the 2L line select key to enter it into


SATCOM.

4. Push PRE--SELECT (6R) when the * prompt


is displayed on the screen.

5. The phone number is automatically entered,


and the page returns to the SATCOM MAIN
MENU page with the entered number
displayed in 2L for channel 1 and 4L for

NOTE: Once a number is entered, it cannot


be cleared. However, it can be replaced by
entering a new number.

6. Initiate the call by pushing the SATCOM


channel transmission button SAT1 or SAT2
on the audio control panel.

7. Green lines are displayed on the button that is


pushed. These lines flash while the call is
being established, and they go on steadily
when the connection is made.

8. The CONNECTED replaces DIALING on the


MCDU status line of the SAT1 or SAT2 being
used. A call is kept on hold when another
microphone is used temporarily.
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Selected Number Quick Reference Guide


Figure 4--3

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5. Acronyms and Abbreviations

Acronyms and abbreviations used in this manual are defined as follows:

TERMS DEFINITION
AAC aeronautical administrative communications
ACARS aircraft communication addressing and report-
ing system
ACP audio control panel
AES aircraft earth station
AMU audio management unit
AOC aeronautical operational control
APC aeronautical administrative communications
ATC air traffic control
ATS air traffic services

CLR clear
CMC communications management computer
CMU communications management unit

ECAM electronic centralized aircraft monitoring

FAA Federal Aviation Administration

GES ground earth station


GRND ground

HF high frequency
HGA high--gain antenna
HPA high--power amplifier

ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization:


Agency of the UN
IGA intermediate gain antenna
INT intercom
IRS inertial reference system

LGA low--gain antenna


LS line select

MCDU multi--function control display unit


MCS multi--channel system

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TERMS DEFINITION
ORT owner requirements tables

PA public address
pc personal computer
PRI priority
PTT push--to--talk

RFU radio frequency unit

SAT satellite
SATCOM satellite communication
SDU satellite data unit
SELCAL select calling
SIG signal

VHF very high frequency

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Index
A satellite data link/ACARS
communications, 3-2
Air--to--ground calls, 3-2 Forward electronic control panel,
Airborne satellite equipment, 2-6 2-5
Audio control panel, 2-7

G
C
General overview
audio control panel, 2-7
Category number page , 3-18
flight deck configuration, 2-2, 2-3
CHANNEL STATUS page, 3-30
forward electronic control panel,
Cockpit calls
2-5
line select functions, 3-12
multi--function control display unit
manual dial, 3-4
(MCDU), 2-8
selected number, 3-8
operation, 2-8
priority voice communications (4
levels), 2-1
D system description, 2-1
system interfaces, 2-6
Directory page, 3-16 airborne satellite equipment,
2-6
Ground--to--air calls, 3-1
F
Flight deck configuration, 2-2, 2-3 H
Flight operations
air--to--ground calls, 3-2 HOLD function, 3-2
cockpit calls, 3-4
line select functions, 3-12
manual dial, 3-4 L
selected number, 3-8
ground--to--air calls, 3-1 Line select functions, 3-12
HOLD function, 3-2 LOG--ON STATUS page, 3-23
priority levels of telephone
communications, 3-3
SATCOM MAIN MENU page, 3-13 M
CATEGORY number page,
3-18 Manual dial cockpit calls, 3-4
CHANNEL STATUS page, Multi--function control display unit
3-30 (MCDU)
directory page, 3-16 menu page, 2-8
LOG--ON STATUS page, 3-23 data entry, 2-9
SAT/GES SELECTION page, scratchpad messages, 2-9
3-27 operation, 2-8
STATUS page, 3-21 SATCOM page tree, 2-12

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Index (cont)
P S
Pilot overview, 1-1
SAT/GES SELECTION page, 3-27
Priority levels of telephone
SATCOM MAIN MENU page, 3-13
communications, 3-3
CATEGORY number page , 3-18
Priority voice communications (4
CHANNEL STATUS page, 3-30
levels)
directory page, 3-16
priority 1/EMERGENCY, 2-1
LOG--ON STATUS page, 3-23
priority 2/SAFETY, 2-1
SAT/GES SELECTION page,
priority 3/NON SAFETY, 2-1
3-27
priority 4/PUBLIC, 2-1
STATUS page, 3-21
Procedures
SATCOM page tree, 2-12
accessing the SAT/GES
SATCOM quick reference guide, 4-1
SELECTION page, 3-27
manual dial quick reference
accessing the SATCOM
procedure, 4-5
CHANNEL STATUS page, 3-30
menu operation, 4-3
accessing the SATCOM
selected number quick reference
LOG--ON STATUS page, 3-23
guide, 4-7
category number page operation,
Satellite data link/ACARS
3-18
communications, 3-2
directory page operation, 3-16
Selected number cockpit calls, 3-8
manual call, 3-4
Status page, 3-21
manual dial quick reference, 4--5
System interfaces, 2-6
SATCOM MAIN MENU operating,
3-13
SATCOM status page operation,
3-21
selected number cockpit calling,
3-8

Q
Quick reference guide
manual dial quick reference
procedure, 4-5
SATCOM menu operation, 4-3
selected number quick reference
guide, 4-7

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