A320 Fire Protection

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  • 1. 

    Which of the following are monitored for protection against fire or smoke ?

    • A.

      Engines , APU , aft cargo lavatories and avionics bay .

    • B.

      Engines ,APU, aft cargo ,forward cargo ,lavatories and avionics bay.

    • C.

      Engines ,APU, aft cargo , wheel wells , forward cargo, lavatories and avionics bay.

    Correct Answer
    A. Engines , APU , aft cargo lavatories and avionics bay .
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Engines, APU, aft cargo lavatories, and avionics bay." These components are monitored for protection against fire or smoke because they are critical areas in an aircraft where a fire or smoke can pose a significant risk to the safety of the aircraft and its passengers. Monitoring these areas allows for early detection and prompt action to prevent any potential fire or smoke-related incidents.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following have automatic fire extinguishing ?

    • A.

      APU , and lavatory waste bins.

    • B.

      APU, lavatory waste bins and avionics bay .

    • C.

      APU , aft cargo . forward cargo, lavatory waste bins and avionics bay .

    Correct Answer
    A. APU , and lavatory waste bins.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is APU and lavatory waste bins. This means that only the APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) and the lavatory waste bins have automatic fire extinguishing systems. The other options mention additional areas such as avionics bay and cargo compartments, but these are not included in the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    The APU provides for automatic fire extinguishing :

    • A.

      On the ground and in flight .

    • B.

      On the ground

    • C.

      Only when selected to automatic by ground personel.

    Correct Answer
    B. On the ground
    Explanation
    The APU provides for automatic fire extinguishing on the ground. This means that when the aircraft is on the ground, the APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) has the capability to automatically extinguish any fires that may occur. This is an important safety feature as it helps to prevent the spread of fire and minimize damage to the aircraft and its surroundings.

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  • 4. 

    Are there any warnings to alert ground personnel when there is a fire in the APU compartment ?

    • A.

      No, APU fire indications are only present in the cockpit .

    • B.

      Yes , the flames .

    • C.

      Yes , the external fire warning horn will sound and the APU red fire light will illuminate.

    Correct Answer
    C. Yes , the external fire warning horn will sound and the APU red fire light will illuminate.
    Explanation
    When there is a fire in the APU compartment, ground personnel are alerted through the external fire warning horn which will sound, and the APU red fire light will illuminate. This indicates that there is a fire and immediate action needs to be taken to address the situation. The presence of flames alone is not sufficient to alert ground personnel, hence the correct answer is that the external fire warning horn will sound and the APU red fire light will illuminate.

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  • 5. 

    How long will the red APU FIRE pb on the overhead be illuminated ?

    • A.

      For as long as the fire warning is present.

    • B.

      Until the crew pushes and release the guarded red APU FIRE push button.

    • C.

      Until the crew pushes the red MASTER WARNING push button.

    Correct Answer
    A. For as long as the fire warning is present.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "For as long as the fire warning is present." This means that the red APU FIRE pb on the overhead will remain illuminated as long as there is a fire warning. Once the fire warning is no longer present, the illumination will cease.

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  • 6. 

    After an APU fire has been detected how long will the chime continue to sound ?

    • A.

      Until the crew pushes the red MASTER WARN push button .

    • B.

      Until the crew pushes and releases the guarded red APU FIRE push button.

    • C.

      Both A and B

    Correct Answer
    C. Both A and B
    Explanation
    The chime will continue to sound until the crew pushes the red MASTER WARN push button or pushes and releases the guarded red APU FIRE push button. Both actions are required to stop the chime.

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  • 7. 

     When the aircraft is on the ground and the APU is started on battery power only , is fire protection available ?

    • A.

      Yes , the APU will initiate an auto shutdown and discharge the extinguishing agent.

    • B.

      No, but the APU will initiate an auto shutdown.

    • C.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes , the APU will initiate an auto shutdown and discharge the extinguishing agent.
    Explanation
    When the aircraft is on the ground and the APU is started on battery power only, fire protection is available. In this situation, if a fire is detected, the APU will automatically shut down and discharge the extinguishing agent to suppress the fire. This ensures the safety of the aircraft and its occupants in case of a fire emergency.

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  • 8. 

    APU fire detection is accomplished by :

    • A.

      A two channel SDCU located in the APU compartment.

    • B.

      Two parallel fire detection loops.

    • C.

      One fire detection loop .

    Correct Answer
    B. Two parallel fire detection loops.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is two parallel fire detection loops. This means that there are two separate systems in place to detect fires in the APU compartment. Having two parallel loops increases the reliability and accuracy of fire detection, as it allows for redundancy in case one loop fails or gives false alarms. This ensures that any potential fire in the APU compartment can be detected promptly and appropriate actions can be taken to prevent further damage or accidents.

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  • 9. 

    How many fire extinguishing bottles are available for fighting an APU fire ?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      One cylinder shared with the aft cargo compartment.

    Correct Answer
    A. One
    Explanation
    There is only one fire extinguishing bottle available for fighting an APU fire.

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  • 10. 

    How does the APU fire test on battery power differ from the APU fire test with all busses powered ?

    • A.

      There is no difference.

    • B.

      While on battery power , only the red APU FIRE and AGENT/DISC push button will illuminate.

    • C.

      It is not posible to test the APU fire protection while on battery power.

    Correct Answer
    B. While on battery power , only the red APU FIRE and AGENT/DISC push button will illuminate.
    Explanation
    While on battery power, only the red APU FIRE and AGENT/DISC push button will illuminate. This indicates that the APU fire test can still be performed even when the aircraft is not connected to external power. However, when all busses are powered, additional warning lights and indicators may illuminate to indicate the status of the APU fire protection system.

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  • 11. 

    Each engine nacelle and pylon area is equipped with :

    • A.

      Two fire detection loops .

    • B.

      Two smoke detectors and two fire detection loops.

    • C.

      A single fire detection loop.

    Correct Answer
    A. Two fire detection loops .
    Explanation
    The engine nacelle and pylon area is equipped with two fire detection loops. This means that there are two separate systems in place to detect any potential fires in this area. Having two loops increases the reliability and accuracy of the fire detection system, as it allows for redundancy in case one loop fails or malfunctions. With two fire detection loops, any fire or potential fire can be quickly detected and appropriate measures can be taken to prevent further damage or danger.

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  • 12. 

    How many halon fire extinguishing cylinders are there per engine ?

    • A.

      Each engine has it´s own dedicated fire extinguisher and has the capability to share the other engine´s cylinder

    • B.

      Each engine has two fire extinguishers.

    • C.

      None of the above .

    Correct Answer
    B. Each engine has two fire extinguishers.
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that each engine has two fire extinguishers. This means that there are two halon fire extinguishing cylinders per engine.

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  • 13. 

    If an engine fire is detected , when will the guarded red ENG FIRE push button light extinguish ?

    • A.

      Only after the fire warning no longer exist .

    • B.

      When the crew pushes and releases the guarded red ENG FIRE push button .

    • C.

      When the crew pushes the red MASTER WARN  push button.

    Correct Answer
    A. Only after the fire warning no longer exist .
    Explanation
    The guarded red ENG FIRE push button light will extinguish only after the fire warning no longer exists. This means that the light will remain on as long as there is a fire detected in the engine. Once the fire is extinguished or the fire warning is resolved, the light will turn off.

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  • 14. 

    If an engine fire is detected , when will the pedestal mounted red FIRE annunciator light extinguish ?

    • A.

      When the crew pushes the red MASTER WARN push button.

    • B.

      Only after the fire warning no longer exist.

    • C.

      Only after the crew selects the adjacent ENG MASTER switch to off .

    Correct Answer
    B. Only after the fire warning no longer exist.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Only after the fire warning no longer exists." This means that the pedestal mounted red FIRE annunciator light will only extinguish when the fire warning is no longer present. This indicates that the fire has been successfully extinguished or the system has determined that there is no longer a fire hazard. The other options, such as pushing the red MASTER WARN push button or selecting the adjacent ENG MASTER switch to off, may alert the crew to the fire but will not directly cause the FIRE annunciator light to extinguish.

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  • 15. 

    What systems are affected when the guarded red ENG FIRE push button is pushed and released ?

    • A.

      The master warning and the chime will be canceled and the AGENT pb´s will be armed .

    • B.

      All fluids , pneumatics and electrics relating to that engine are shut off .

    • C.

      Both A and B .

    Correct Answer
    B. All fluids , pneumatics and electrics relating to that engine are shut off .
    Explanation
    When the guarded red ENG FIRE push button is pushed and released, all fluids, pneumatics, and electrics relating to that engine are shut off. This means that the fuel, hydraulic fluid, air supply, and electrical power to that engine will be cut off. This action is taken to prevent any further damage or spread of fire in the affected engine. Additionally, the master warning and chime will be canceled, and the AGENT push buttons will be armed, which allows for the discharge of fire suppression agents if necessary.

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  • 16. 

    In addition to the CRC and red MASTER WARNING light , a good fire test will display which of the following (AC POWER AVAILABLE )

    • A.

      E/WD red 1 (2) ENG FIRE warning , lower ECAM  engine page , red FIRE push button and AGENT SQUIB/DISC.

    • B.

      Lower ECAM engine page , pedestal mounted red FIRE annunciator , red ENG FIRE push button and the AGENT SQUIB/DISC lights illuminate.

    • C.

      The CRC and red MASTER WARNING light indicate a good engine fire test .

    Correct Answer
    A. E/WD red 1 (2) ENG FIRE warning , lower ECAM  engine page , red FIRE push button and AGENT SQUIB/DISC.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is E/WD red 1 (2) ENG FIRE warning, lower ECAM engine page, red FIRE push button and AGENT SQUIB/DISC. This is because the question is asking for what will be displayed in addition to the CRC and red MASTER WARNING light during a good fire test. The given answer includes the necessary components that would be displayed during a fire test, such as the ENG FIRE warning, lower ECAM engine page, red FIRE push button, and AGENT SQUIB/DISC lights.

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  • 17. 

    The avionics smoke detection system consist of the following :

    • A.

      A smoke detector , smoke detection unit and one halon cylinder .

    • B.

      A smoke detector and smoke detection control unit .

    • C.

      A smoke detector , heat detector , smoke detection control unit and one halon cylinder .

    Correct Answer
    B. A smoke detector and smoke detection control unit .
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A smoke detector and smoke detection control unit." This is because the avionics smoke detection system typically includes a smoke detector to detect the presence of smoke and a smoke detection control unit to monitor and control the smoke detection system. The other options mentioned additional components such as a heat detector and a halon cylinder, which may or may not be part of the avionics smoke detection system.

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  • 18. 

    Illumination of the GEN 1 LINE SMOKE light indicates :

    • A.

      A satisfactory test of the avionics compartment smoke detection control unit :

    • B.

      Smoke has been detected in the avionics compartment ventilation duct :

    • C.

      A fire has been detected in the avionics compartment.

    Correct Answer
    B. Smoke has been detected in the avionics compartment ventilation duct :
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Smoke has been detected in the avionics compartment ventilation duct." This means that the smoke detection system has detected smoke specifically in the ventilation duct of the avionics compartment. This information is important for the safety of the aircraft as it indicates a potential fire or smoke-related issue in the avionics compartment.

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  • 19. 

    In conjuntion with illumination of the GEN 1 LINE SMOKE light and MASTER CAUT light :

    • A.

      The BLOWER and EXTRACT push button FAULT lighs will be illuminated.

    • B.

      Only the BLOWER FAULT light will be illuminated .

    • C.

      Only the EXTRACT FAULT light will be illuminated.

    Correct Answer
    A. The BLOWER and EXTRACT push button FAULT lighs will be illuminated.
    Explanation
    When the GEN 1 LINE SMOKE light and MASTER CAUT light are illuminated, it indicates that there is a fault with the blower and extract push buttons. Therefore, both the BLOWER and EXTRACT push button FAULT lights will be illuminated.

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  • 20. 

    You have detected avionics smoke .You have selected the GEN 1 LINE  push button off and the RAT has been deployed ,Generator 2 has been removed from the system.Wich of the following is TRUE ?

    • A.

      The avionics fire bottle automatically discharge

    • B.

      The cargo fire bottle automatically fires .

    • C.

      The aircraft will be in the Emergency Electrical Configuration.

    Correct Answer
    C. The aircraft will be in the Emergency Electrical Configuration.
    Explanation
    When avionics smoke is detected, the correct procedure is to turn off the GEN 1 LINE push button and deploy the RAT (Ram Air Turbine). Additionally, Generator 2 has been removed from the system. These actions indicate that the aircraft is in the Emergency Electrical Configuration, where power is being supplied by the RAT and the remaining generator. Therefore, the statement "The aircraft will be in the Emergency Electrical Configuration" is true.

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  • 21. 

    Each lavatory is equipped with :

    • A.

      Two smoke detectors and one smoke detection control unit .

    • B.

      One smoke detector and one smoke detector unit.

    • C.

      One smoke detector and 4 lavatory waste bins , an automatically discharging fire extinguisher.

    Correct Answer
    C. One smoke detector and 4 lavatory waste bins , an automatically discharging fire extinguisher.
    Explanation
    Each lavatory is equipped with one smoke detector and 4 lavatory waste bins, as well as an automatically discharging fire extinguisher. This means that there is only one smoke detector in each lavatory, along with the waste bins and the fire extinguisher.

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  • 22. 

    In the event a lavatory smoke detector detects smoke :

    • A.

      Warnings will be generated only on the flight deck

    • B.

      Warnings will be generated only in the cabin.

    • C.

      Warnings will be generated in the cockpit and in the cabin.

    Correct Answer
    C. Warnings will be generated in the cockpit and in the cabin.
    Explanation
    When a lavatory smoke detector detects smoke, warnings will be generated in both the cockpit and the cabin. This is because it is crucial for both the flight crew in the cockpit and the passengers in the cabin to be alerted to the presence of smoke. The warnings in the cockpit allow the flight crew to take immediate action and address the situation, while the warnings in the cabin inform the passengers and ensure their safety.

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  • 23. 

    The aft cargo compartment smoke detection system consist of :

    • A.

      A dual loop smoke detector .

    • B.

      Four smoke detectors and two channel smoke detection control unit .

    • C.

      One smoke detector , one smoke detection control unit and two automatically discharging fire extinguishers.

    Correct Answer
    B. Four smoke detectors and two channel smoke detection control unit .
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Four smoke detectors and two channel smoke detection control unit." This means that the aft cargo compartment smoke detection system includes four smoke detectors and two channel smoke detection control units. These components work together to detect and control smoke in the cargo compartment, ensuring the safety of the aircraft.

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  • 24. 

    In the event an aft cargo compartment smoke detector detects smoke :

    • A.

      Only an ECAM message will be generated.

    • B.

      Only a MASTER WARN and CRC will be generated

    • C.

      A MASTER WARN CRC and an ECAM message will be generated .

    Correct Answer
    C. A MASTER WARN CRC and an ECAM message will be generated .
    Explanation
    When an aft cargo compartment smoke detector detects smoke, it will trigger a MASTER WARN, CRC (Crew Rest Compartment) warning, and an ECAM (Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor) message. This combination of warnings and messages ensures that the flight crew is immediately alerted to the presence of smoke in the cargo compartment, allowing them to take appropriate action to address the situation and ensure the safety of the aircraft and its occupants.

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  • 25. 

    In the event an aft cargo compartment smoke detector detects smoke :

    • A.

      Extinguishing is automatic.

    • B.

      Extinguishing is automatic only while on the ground .

    • C.

      The crew must depress the appropriate DISCH switch

    Correct Answer
    C. The crew must depress the appropriate DISCH switch
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The crew must depress the appropriate DISCH switch." This means that if the aft cargo compartment smoke detector detects smoke, the crew is responsible for manually activating the extinguishing system by pressing the appropriate DISCH switch. This action is necessary as automatic extinguishing is not available in this situation.

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  • 26. 

    After depressing the CARGO SMOKE TEST push button once , a satisfactory test of the aft cargo compartment smoke detector consist of :

    • A.

      Two complete cycles with associated warnings.

    • B.

      Not needed as this system self test during the first engine start.

    • C.

      One complete cycle with associated warnings .

    Correct Answer
    A. Two complete cycles with associated warnings.
    Explanation
    After depressing the CARGO SMOKE TEST push button once, a satisfactory test of the aft cargo compartment smoke detector consists of two complete cycles with associated warnings. This means that the smoke detector system should go through two full cycles, activating the associated warnings each time, in order to ensure that the test is successful. This is the correct answer because it accurately describes the required test procedure for the aft cargo compartment smoke detector.

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  • 27. 

    What is indicated by a missing red APU thermal plug during an exterior preflight ?

    • A.

      This is normal indication , the red APU  thermal plug only appears if the APU Halon cylinder is Low.

    • B.

      An APU fire agent thermal discharge has occurred .

    • C.

      An external fire discharge has been activated .

    Correct Answer
    B. An APU fire agent thermal discharge has occurred .
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that if the red APU thermal plug is missing during an exterior preflight, it indicates that an APU fire agent thermal discharge has occurred. This means that the APU fire extinguishing system has been activated and discharged its fire agent, indicating a potential fire or overheating issue with the APU.

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