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Sunny Andonov

FO fuel pumps control problem

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Hi,

I tested this on two flights and it looks like the FO does not control the fuel pumps when a msg on the EICAS appears. For example: "FUEL TANK TO ENGINE" I was expecting the FO would configure the pumps and the crossfeed valves to avoid fuel imbalance, but he didn't. I've waited about 2-3 minutes after the msg was on the EICAS but still nothing so I did it myself. Correct me if I'm wrong but as from the manual the FO should be able to control the pumps? I am using SOP2 btw.

Thanks

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Hi Sunny,

As per the manual, and as per real life, you need to "announce" verbally the EICAS fuel message.

The exact phrases are listed in the manual.

That's the trigger for the FO to reconfigure the fuel pumps.

It would be bad crew coordination for the FO to just start changing the fuel pumps on his own.

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Posted (edited)

Thanks Bryan,

makes total sense. I misunderstood the manual... Will try next flight 🙂

Cheers.

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