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"VENT ANVCS SYS FAULT" ECAM Warning - AEVC

V06 & System improvements

ATA: 21-26 FIN: Ref: 21.26.34.003


A/C Type: A319 Potential Operational First Issue Date: 24-SEP-2009
A320 Impact: Reliability
A321 Pax comfort
Part Number: VFT210B00 Key Information: Last Publication 27-APR-2016
VFT300B00 Date:
87292325V06
Supplier: TECHNOFAN Solution Benefit:
THALES
AVIONICS SAS
Linked Articles: Linked SB 21-1217 Status: Open
Documentation: VSB
87292325-
21-016
VSB
87292325-
21-016
Linked FAIR-ISP: 09.0056

Engineering Support
Fault Code/ECAM VENT AVNCS SYS FAULT First Issue Date: 24-SEP-2009
Warning:
Model: Last Publication Date: 27-APR-2016
Manufacturer:
Status: Open
Issue Description
Operators have reported a repetitive "VENT AVNCS SYS FAULT" ECAM warning. A survey
launched has allowed the identification of the following occurences:
-1.a- Inadvertent ECAM warning "VENT AVNCS SYS FAULT" on ground during the
electrical power transient (phase 2 or 9), sometimes associated with "21-26-34 AEVC"
failure message.
-1.b- Inadvertent ECAM warning "VENT AVNCS SYS FAULT" with or without "21-26-34
AEVC" failure message on ground after the system starts or reset.
-1.c- Inadvertent failure message "21-26-34 AEVC" in flight (phase 6) without any
associated ECAM warning.
-2- "VENT SKIN VALVE FAULT" ECAM warning during take off associated with "VENT
AVNCS SYS FAULT. Such E/W indicates that the Skin Air Valve (FIN 15HQ or 22HQ) is
not fully closed.
NOTE: AEVC std -04, -05 and -06 are affected by the above description
Consequence
It could lead to aborted take off or in flight turn back or aircraft dispatch under MMEL
with delay due to the maintenance action.
Investigation Status
-1.a/b/c- Regarding the inadvertent "VENT AVNCS SYS FAULT" ECAM warning associated
time to time with the "21-26-34 AEVC" failure message, investigation have shown that
these messages are triggered when the AEVC signal to the system valves is disturbed.
Disturbances on AEVC +28V power supply have been observed. This perturbation does
not impact system valves operation.
Note: a couple of reports have recently been received where after long lasting T/S and
several avionics component removals, the issue has been cleared by the replacement of
the Honeywell TCAS PN 940-0300-001 or PN 940-0351-001 (FIN 1SG). Another report
indicated that the replacement of the SDU cleared the issue.
-2- Investigations have shown that a failure of a valve micro switch could prevent the
skin air valves closure or opening.
For the AEVC, the proposed solution is a software evolution.
For the skin air valves, a modification of the repair practice and a repair kit (proactive
maintenance approach) have been developed.
Mitigation / Interim Plan
-1.a-b To clear such inadvertent "VENT AVNCS SYS FAULT" E/W associated time to time
with "21-26-34 AEVC" failure message during the electrical power transient (phase 2
or9), the AEVC CB reset as per FCOM procedure PRO-SUP-24 page 2 can be applied.
-1.c- The inadvertent "21-26-34 AEVC" failure message in flight (phase 6) without any
associated ECAM warning can be considered as a spurious message. This message can
be cleared after the landing with the AEVC C/B reset as per FCOM procedure PRO-SUP-
24.
Note: reset of the AEVC using C/B 3HQ will initiate the AEVC BITE test. If test result is
OK on ECAM, then no further maintenance action is required.
-2- N/A
Maintenance Information
N/A
Repercussion on A/C Dispatch
MMEL 21.26.04 or 21.26.05 are applicable to the E/W "VENT SKIN VALVE FAULT". The
E/W occurs in phase 2 which would include a delay for the dispatch.
Solution
-1- A software modification is proposed as a solution to improve AEVC behaviour to
electrical perturbation. A fault confirmation time will be added to increase AEVC
robustness against electrical transient. Modification has been already developed by
Thales and a 6 months In-Service Evaluation has been carried out successfully.
An additional modification has been introduced to decrease condensation in avionics rack
by delaying the opening of skin air valves at landing:
- HW change, installation of additional duct temperature switch (FIN 34HQ).
- SW change (within AEVC V07), duct temperature sensor signal for the delay of open
loop operation
In production, both modifications (AEVC V07 & new duct temperature sensor) will be
introduced 1Q2014:
For in-service A/Cs, 2 possibilities for the retrofit, also from 1Q2014:
- Upgrade of AEVC only with VSB 87292325-21-016 and Airbus cover SB 21-1217. ICY
200 between V06 and V07.
=> SB 21-1217 available since 10th February 2014.
- Optional SB 21-1216 to install the new duct with the temperature sensor (34HQ) and
AEVC V07. Note that installation of EIS standard 10 is recommended knowing that EIS
standard 9 combined with AEVC V07 and duct sensor 34HQ could induce on ground a
valve position indication discrepancy.
=> SB 21-1216 expected by end June 2016
Wise article EngOps-16663 released in March 2014 to explain new Skin Air Valve
monitoring logics on ground. OIT 999.0042/14 released in May 2014.
-2- For the skin air valve, as permanent solution, a two steps approach is proposed:
a) Preventive replacement of microswitches when valve is in repair shop. Based on the
outcome of the skin valves investigation, the contributor to the skin air valve failure is
the microswitch. It is recommended to replace all the microswitches of a valve as soon
as single one will be found faulty. CMM 21.26.61, CMM 21.26.62 and CMM 21.26.65
have been updated accordingly.
b) MPD tasks 21265201-1 and 21265302-1 have been created to introduce a hard time
overhaul for the skin air valves PN VFT210B00, VFT300B00 & VFT210A2. A specific kit
for each valve PN has been developed to replace the parts most affected by ageing effect
and the recommended MPD task interval is 18000FH. AIRBUS SIL 21-159, introduces
these MPD tasks.
OPS Information
N/A
Relevant Documentation
VSIL 210A2-21-520 ; VSIL 210A2-21-520 ; VSIL 210A2-21-520 ; VSIL 210A2-21-520 ; VSIL 210B00-
21-520 ; VSIL 210B00-21-520 ; VSIL 210B00-21-520 ; VSIL 210B00-21-520 ; VSIL 300B00-21-520 ;
VSIL 300B00-21-520 ; VSIL 300B00-21-520 ; VSIL 300B00-21-520
Fleet Performance
First Issue Date: 28-AUG-2014
Last Publication Date: 06-OCT-2015

Status: Closed

1/ Overhaul of the Skin Air Inlet Valve

Benefit of the recommendation

This overhaul will decrease the possible malfunction of the Skin Air Inlet Valve which
can result in costly delays, Aborted Take-off or In-Flight Turn Back events.
In the meantime, costly Skin Air Inlet Valve removals reported to Airbus also
decrease significantly (the schedule maintenance interval being shorter than the
component reliability itself - MTBUR).

Economic interest

The economic assessment considers a 18 000 FH interval between overhauls for the
Skin Air Intlet valves (not correlated with the Skin Air Outlet valves, which overhaul is
assessed through a separate analysis)

Benefits
OI rate reduction: 75% MTBUR increase: 300% Weight impact: N/A

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Assessment Tool)

Maintenance economics
General assumptions Investment for recommendation
assumptions
Economic conditions: 2013 Spare price: 14466 $ Labour on-A/C: 1 MH per A/C
Labour rate on-A/C: 75 $ per MH Repair cost: 5300 $ Labour off-A/C: 12 MH per A/C
Labour rate off-A/C: 75 $ per MH Test cost: 950 $ Number of kits: 1 kit per A/C
Annual A/C utilisation: 3250 FH Typical NFF rate: 17% Kit price: 3730 $
Average flight duration: 1.84 FH Other investment: None
Fleet size: 16 A/C

Note: in the former version of WISE Main Adopted Solution and Tips, this article was
published with the reference RECO-SA-21-04

2/ Overhaul of the Skin Air Outlet Valve

Benefit of the recommendation

This overhaul will decrease the possible malfunction of the Skin Air Outlet Valve
which can result in costly delays, Aborted Take-off or In-Flight Turn Back events.
In the meantime, costly Skin Air Outlet Valve removals reported to Airbus also
decrease significantly (the schedule maintenance interval being shorter than the
component reliability itself - MTBUR).

Economic interest

The economic assessment considers a 18 000 FH interval between overhauls for the
Skin Air Outlet valves (not correlated with the Skin Air Inlet valves, which overhaul is
assessed through a separate analysis)

Benefits
OI rate reduction: 75% MTBUR increase: 300% Weight impact: N/A

Click here to customize the study with your own parameters (using the MOD
Assessment Tool)

Maintenance economics
General assumptions Investment for recommendation
assumptions
Economic conditions: 2013
Labour on-A/C: 1 MH per A/C
Labour rate on-A/C: 75 $ per MH Spare price: 20855 $
Labour off-A/C: 11 MH per A/C
Labour rate off-A/C: 75 $ per MH Repair cost: 4330 $
Number of kits: 1 kit per A/C
Annual A/C utilisation: 3250 FH Test cost: 1084 $
Kit price: 3190 $
Average flight duration: 1.84 FH Typical NFF rate: 36%
Other investment: None
Fleet size: 16 A/C
Note: in the former version of WISE Main Adopted Solution and Tips, this article was
published with the reference RECO-SA-21-05

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