It should automatically activate on the approach, too. You don't have to set the approach mode that high up. The speed constraint 210 kt will already slow you down to a similar speed anyways.
Yes that’s right. But the T/D being weird, I descend with a FPA and do all manually for the moment (until the next update).
About departure, the A320 follow something and finish to reach the next real waypoint. But flies out of the flight plan drawing, and sometimes too far setting the A/P off automatically.
I’m asking a friend what mean 16R/2 and INTCPT in the F-PLN...
[ANSWER]: the meanings of 16R/2 and INTCPT in the MCDU
16R/2 take off 16R fly 2 Nm ahead
H112 then head 112°
INTCPT until intercepting the 97° course to ELMOO