The data loading system enables:
‐ To upload database or to modify operational software in aircraft systems.
‐ To download system reports from various aircraft systems.
The data transfer is performed via 3.5 in disks and a portable data loader, or the aircraft fixed Multipurpose Disk Drive Unit (MDDU).
The A320neo has the following software & databases:
- FMS Software
- NAV Database
- Airline Modifiable Information Database
- Operational Program Configuration (OPC)
- PERF Database
- Magnetic Variation Database (MAG VAR)
When the data loading selector is ON, the 3 keys (NEXT, PREV, SEL CTRL) enable the display and selection of various applicable aircraft systems (FMGC, TCAS etc).