Position Not Movement
Years ago I wrote a post about the "Non-moving" thrust levers on the A330, and how they took some getting used to when transitioning from the Boeing to the Airbus. But the truth is, they are simply thrust levers. If the autothrust is not engaged they operate like any other thrust lever. Forward for more thrust and aft for less. With the autothrust engaged, they are placed into one of four positions and the operation is equally as simple.
- 0 ... Idle.
- CL ... Climb.
- FLX MCT ... Flex and Max Continuous
- TOGA ... Takeoff and Go-around