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5 days 20 hours ago - 5 days 20 hours ago #591 by Mark
Inbound (pissed off) crew write-up of all three auto-pilot systems inoperative.

Numerous interface flight faults which were also noted during ground tests.

Problem was with one of the FCC's. When the unit failed, the unit's cross-talk 429 bus data, locked up the other two FCC's. The Flight Director bars operated, but no auto-pilot engagement. This problem persisted with the suspect unit in all three positions.

We also noted a "Stab Trim" message on the EICAS page that could not be removed.



A replacement FCC cleared the message and restored all three auto-pilot's functionality.
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