Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor (ECAM)

Definition

Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor (ECAM) is defined as is a system on Airbus aircraft for monitoring and displaying engine and aircraft system information to the pilots. In the event of a malfunction, it will display the fault and may also display the appropriate steps of the remedial action.

 

Description

The Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor (ECAM) is the Airbus version of an enhanced Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) system. It presents data on the Engine/Warning Display (E/WD) and the System Display (SD) inclusive of:

  • Primary engine indications, fuel quantity, flap and slat position
  • Warning and caution alerts, or memos
  • Synoptic diagrams of aircraft systems, and status messages
  • Permanent flight data

Example of an ECAM display

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