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A400M CARP Function

Francisca Coll Herrero, HO Flight Test Analysis Tools Department, Airbus Defence and Space, Getafe-Madrid, Spain
Miguel Arevalo Nogales, Senior Engineer in Flight Test Analysis Tools, Airbus Defence and Space, Getafe-Madrid, Spain


The Computed Air Release Point (CARP) is the position in space from where the first element dropped in aerial delivery will land on the designated Point of Impact (PI) of the Dropping Zone (DZ).

A400M is equipped with automated load release system based on CARP function.

It is also integrated into the Head’s Up Display (HUD), allowing the crew to monitor the drop sequence.

The objective of this paper is to describe the CARP function installed in to the A400M which is FT analysis tools department responsible.

Wed, 2017-09-13