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A320 EFIS and ECAM

Self-Paced CBT with Narration, Interactivity and Embedded Questions

Airbus A320 Electronic Instrument System (EIS)

In recent decades, conventional aircraft instruments have been replaced by electronic display units, creating what has come be known as the ‘glass cockpit’. The correct term is Electronic Instrument System or EIS. The layouts and names of the displays vary between aircraft but can consist of Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) and other Multi-Function Displays (MFDs) such as Navigational Displays (NDs), an Electronic Centralised Aircraft Monitor (ECAM) or an Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System (EICAS).

Airbus A320 CBT for EFIS and ECAM

The A320 Electronic Instrument System (EIS) displays information on 6 identical display units.

The 2 screens in front of each pilot are part of the Electronic Flight Instrumant System or EFIS. In normal configuration, the outer screens display flight information and are known as the Primary Flight Displays or PFDs whilst the inner screens display navigational information and are known as the Navigational Displays or NDs.

On the A320, the 2 central display units are part of the Electronic Centralised Aircraft Monitor or ECAM. Normally, the upper screen displays information on the engine whilst the lower screen displays diagrams and information on the various other aircraft systems.

Our A320 CBT delivers approximately 25 minutes of fully-featured student self-paced training (with narration, interactivity, embedded questions and remedial branching) that describes the EFIS and ECAM.

 Lesson 1: Airbus A320 Electronic Instrument System: The first lesson introduces you to the electronic instrument layout from the Airbus A320. You will receive an overview of the EFIS and the ECAM and learn the names of the displays.

 Lesson 2: Airbus A320 EFIS: In lesson 2, you take a closer look at the Primary Flight Displays (PFD) and Navigational Displays (ND).

 Lesson 3: Airbus A320 ECAM: Lesson 3 provides a closer look at the Engine/Warning Display (E/WD) and the System/Status Display (SD).

 Lesson 4: Airbus A320 ElS System Architecture: In lesson 4, you are taken behind the displays to learn about the system components and interfaces required to generate the imagery on the EFIS and the ECAM displays.

 Student aerospace engineers: The CBT provides excellent supportive information for students studying EASA Part 66 module 5 (typical electronic / digital aircraft systems) providing a real-world example of the EFIS and ECAM systems from a popular modern commercial aircraft.

 Pilots: The CBT provides a useful overview for familiarisation of the A319/A320/A321 EFIS and ECAM systems but is not detailed enough for recurrent training or for type rating.

 Aviation enthusiasts: For those simply wanting to learn more about how modern airliners operate, the CBT is ideal.

 Instructors: This CBT can be used by training establishments and can be purchased for instructional use. See Site Licence below.

Single User Version 

The single user Windows version is available for $49 (USD) and can be downloaded here:


Site Licence   

Aerospace maintenance engineering colleges and other training establishments can use this CBT for instructional use. The perpetual site licence means no renewal is needed and the CBT can be installed on an unlimited number of computers within the school.