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Why may VLS be slightly above V2 just after takeoff? Reference: 22.00.00080 22.00.00080 First  First Issue Date: 24-JUN-2015 24-JUN-2015 Last  Last Publication Date: 24-JUN-2015 ATA: 00-00 ; 22-00 ; 27-00

A/C Type : A318 ; A319 ; A320 ; A321

Flight Operations and Training First Issue Date: 24-JUN-2015 24-JUN-2015 Last  Last Publication Date: 24-JUN-2015

Applicability:  All A320 Family Family aircraft

Question Why may VLS be slightly above V2 just after takeoff?

Answer  V2 computation: The dedicated performance tools use computation capabilities based on accurate algorithms and databases, to compute V2 as an Indicated Airspeed (IAS). V2 computation is based on the assumption that the aircraft Landing Gear (L/G) is up. VLS computation: Onboard computation with embedded aircraft systems uses simplified models and optimized algorithms to comply with rigorous requirements and real-time constraints. The Flight Augmentation Computer (FAC) mainly uses the current gross weight, pressure altitude, aircraft configuration, and L/G position, to compute the reference stall speed (VS1g) and the Lowest Selectable Speed (VLS). During the takeoff phase: VLS = 1.13*VS1g. VS1g and VLS are computed as a Calibrated Airspeed (CAS). Consequences: By principle, V2 should be above, or equal to the Lowest Selectable Speed (VLS). However, on the Primary Flight Display (PFD), VLS may be slightly above V2 just after takeoff due to any of the following factors: 

V2 computation assumes that the aircraft Landing Gear (L/G) is up although VLS depends on the actual L/G position. Therefore, VLS may be above V2 after takeoff with the L/G still down, if V2 is equal to (or is slight above) its minimum value (that is VLS with L/G up)

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V2 is an IAS although VLS is a CAS Performance tools and FAC use different algorithms.

In any case, the Speed Reference System (SRS) mode targets speeds at least equal to VLS.

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