The following is a differences refresher if you find your self assigned to a NEO Aircraft.
As always, any JetBlue provided training information has priority over anything you may read here.
The Spring 2019 QDL has a very good NEO Training section, as well as Flt Ops Bulletin 2019-BLTN-F018.
These graphics were provided by JBU.
2019 --------- 6
Thru 2024 - 84
P & W 1133GA-JM
33,000 Lbs Thrust
N1 Replaces EPR
Packs and Anti-Ice Status Displayed just above N1
Engine Clearance – 9” less
Normal FADEC Controlled Engine Starting.
FADEC must be powered to view oil quantity. (14 Qts min. OAT less than minus 30C = 16.5 Qts min)
An automatic Dry Crank for cooling may occur prior to the start.
Dual Cooling Button - Allows dry crank temp stabilization/cooling of both engines at once.
- Press Dual Cooling button, then start eng 1. (No need to Dual Cool for expected taxi over :20)
- Both engines will dry crank, but only eng 1 will start. COOLING
Only start one engine at a time, similar to current A320/321 SOPs 00'40"
Start Valve will be open for a longer period - This is normal
Start Limits – 35 Seconds between Start Cycles (3 Auto Starts)
15 Minute cooling after 3rd start cycle.
Do not engage starter if N2 is above 20%
Auto Ignition does not come on for Anti-Ice, Takeoff Thrust set, or Flap > 0 for Landing.
After Landing – ALWAYS a 3 minute engine cooling period, even if arriving at gate.
****** Beacon must remain on ********
Dimentions & Weights:
Taxi -------- 207,014 lbs.
Takeoff ---- 206,132 lbs.
Landing ----174,606 lbs.
Overwing Exits and Doors:
Overwing Exits always armed just like A320
Doors --- 1L / 1R - are normal for all aircraft.
2L / 2R - have been removed.
OW ------ Same on all NEOs
3L / 3R – 321 NEO High Density (Non-Mint) Only
4L / 4R - High Density & Mint Aircraft
Cockpit Door Deadbolt - Used only if more than one cockpit door locking strike fails or for failure of locking system.
Wing Tanks – 13,000 lbs each. (Engines always feed from Wing tanks)
Center Tank – 14,200 lbs.
ACT 1 ----------- 5400 lbs.
ACT 2 ----------- 5400 lbs. (Mint Aircraft Only)
ACT 2 is used first, then ACT 1
(Transfers to Ctr tank beginning approx. 30 min after gear retraction)
(A Manual ACT Transfer Panel has been added to transfer fuel if directed by a non normal checklist)
Cargo Smoke Panel:
Simplified operation ECAM directs you to press one button, the rest is automatic.
1 button – Fires 2 bottles at the same time.
(Bottle 1 --- 60 second quick agent discharge to put out the fire)
(Bottle 2 -- 195 minute slow discharge, to keep fire out)
195 minutes meets the 180 minute + :15 minute reserve ETOPS requirement
ATSAW – Airborne Traffic Situational Awareness
(This is kind of a combined TCAS and ADS-B Display)
ND – Normal TCAS Symbols – that is a TCAS target only
Aircraft Symbol overlayed with a TCAS symbol – That is TCAS and ADS – B target
Traffic Select Knob next to PFD and (MCDU Traff) buttons to control display and information.
ENHANCED RADAR – New Features – 60 NM Look Ahead for Turbulence (Magenta Returns)
Predictive Lightning Symbols
Alerts to monitor RADAR Display for approaching weather
Enhanced Predictive Windshear Warnings
Magenta Arcs - REACT (Area of Attenuation)
- Possible hidden weather, Avoid these areas.
During landing, pitch freezes/memorized at 100', no nose down trim as on the classic aircraft.
Result is a slightly lighter feel during the flare.
Soft G0-Around (SGA)
Select TOGA, (Must see GA TRK on FMA) – Then select MCT
2000 FPM climb is commanded
At THR RED ALT - Select CLB to resume normal climb
Ground Speed Mini
Vapp + 1/3 (Current HW - Tower reported HW) = GS Mini
CAT II/III Wind Limitations
Headwind ------------- 15K
Tailwind --------------- 10K
Crosswind ------------- 10K
GLS Approaches – (This is a combined GPS/ILS approach using GPS and a ground based station)
- We are currently not approved for these approaches.
- When approved, fly a GLS just like an ILS.
CPDLC VHF Freq Loading (This feature may be activated in the future)
- A new RMP has a LOAD button
- When ATC sends a Freq Change request via CPDLC, the LOAD button illuminates.
- Press LOAD to send the Freq to the STBY side of the RMP, then press xfer as usual.
- After pressing LOAD, you can close the message.
Normal single Push Button - Operates 2 O2 Bottles (Can now be refilled, rather than replaced)
A321 NEO Refresher
(AERODATA 1.8.4) (FD Pro X 4.1.0) (Comply365 4.0.5) (IOS 12.4) (Intell Hub 19.04) (AQD 2.4.7) (WSI 2019.1.1) (JETCRW 1.7.3) (HOT 2.0.2) Portable GPS - Garmin GLO, Bad Elf 2200/2300