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A320 NEO Over Speed warning

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My Question is at controlled at around 220 kts when I extend flaps to slow down the aircraft, I get a warning ribbon to the right of the Airspeed indicator. I am under the assumption that flaps should decrease the speed of plane not increase it.  Does anyone have an explanation?

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The maximum speed with the various stages of flaps extended is lower than the maximum speed with flaps retracted.

For example, the maximum speed with CONF 1 (only slats, no flaps) is 230 knots, with CONF 2 200 knots, and so on. You need to make sure you're below the relevant maximum speed before extending flaps - otherwise, you'll get an overspeed warning, and on the real aircraft, you could potentially damage the slats or flaps.

There's an orange "equals sign" on the speed tape that shows the maximum speed for the next stage of flaps after the one you have currently selected. So just make sure the speed is below the orange equals sign before extending the next stage of flaps.

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There's a placard close to the gear lever that tells you the maximum flap extension speed for each step.

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