This emulator will allow you to learn or practice the art of programming the Multipurpose Control & Display Unit (MCDU).
Select an item from the list below for a guided tutorial on the chosen topic
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Overhead Scan - FLT CTL Panel (Capt)
by Eric Bradley, 16 July 2015
The distinction of this being the Captain's side is important because there is a similar panel on the First Officer's side that is also labeled FLT CTL. For now, we just need to look at the Captain's side.
Drawing: Eric Bradley [© 2015]
If any of the buttons show white lights, push them to extinguish. In case you were wondering, these buttons control the various Flight Control systems.
ELAC is the Elevator & Aileron Computer.
SEC is the Spoiler & Elevator Computer.
FAC is the Flight Augmentation Computer
The controls on the Captain's side operate the first computer of each type. On the First Officer's side, the controls operate the 2nd and 3rd computers of each type.