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Descent Profile Optimisation (DPO)

Flight Operations | Applicability: Airbus fleet

Airbus Aircraft Family: A320

Descent Profile Optimisation (DPO) is a fuel saving initiative which updates the Flight Management System (FMS) performance database by reducing margins in descent models.

DPO is available on A320 family (Except on A319CJ and A320LIP) and is a software only upgrade.

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streamlined-flight-operations 23 May 2019

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Descent Profile Optimization (DPO) is a fuel saving initiative which updates the Flight Management System (FMS) performance database by reducing margins in descent models.

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Benefits

  • Enables a longer cruise level
  • Reduces deceleration level-off
  • Results in fuel saving benefits
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