DCL_Brief_13_Jun_13.ppt

EWR DCL Flight Tests
Capt Gregg Kastman
MD-11 Flt Trng Sup
EWR DCL Flight Tests
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6 Flights conducted 16 May – 6 Jun 13
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MD-11, Flight 1083, EWR-SDF, 0220z dept (2220L)
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Telecon during ground ops
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EWR Tower
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UPS Ops
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FAA Data Comm Team
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Flight Crew
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Flight 1, 16 May
Noteworthy Events
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Logon successful
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Flight 1, 16 May
Noteworthy Events
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Logon successful
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Initial Clearance, CAF
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Flight 1, 16 May
Noteworthy Events
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Logon successful
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Initial Clearance, CAF
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During Taxi, Revised Dept Freq
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Flight 1, 16 May
Noteworthy Events
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Logon successful
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Initial Clearance, CAF
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During Taxi, Revised Dept Freq
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Airborne, auto log-off 15 min after T/O
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At Cruise Flt, FL380
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Flight 2, 22 May
Noteworthy Events
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Initial Clearance, CAF
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Flight 2, 22 May
Noteworthy Events
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Initial Clearance, CAF
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During Taxi, Revised Route (UM79)
- AIR waypoint listed twice
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Flight 2, 22 May
Noteworthy Events
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Initial Clearance, CAF
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During Taxi, Revised Route (UM79)
- AIR waypoint listed twice
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Airborne, ATC logoff 5 min after T/O – no problems
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No problems on FMC or ND approaching waypoints
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Flight 3, 24 May
Noteworthy Events
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Logon REJECTED
- Multiple flight plans filed
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Flight 3, 24 May
Noteworthy Events
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Logon REJECTED
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Initial Clearance, UM79
- No duplicate waypoints
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Flight 3, 24 May
Noteworthy Events
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Logon REJECTED
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Initial Clearance, UM79
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During Taxi, ATC unable to send UM80
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Possible glitch in ARTCC rte build
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Revised Rte clnc via voice
Airborne, auto log-off 5 min after T/O
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Flight 4, 29 May
Noteworthy Events
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Initial Clearance, CAF
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During Taxi, Revised Rte (UM80)
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Scratchpad message
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Flight 5, 5 June
Noteworthy Events
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Unable to receive DCL
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Simultaneous message
on both DSP
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Flight 6, 6 June
Noteworthy Events
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Logon successful
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ATC unable to send DCL
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DTAP reset after flight plan filed
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General Observations
DCL has outstanding potential
Positives
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Route uplinks should reduce pilot errors
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Reduce voice requirements
Challenges
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Flight crew learning curve
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Flight crew workload during taxi
- Still requires verification and reload RWY, SID, T/O data
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