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Engine Start Procedure On A320  
User currently offlineMb339 From Italy, joined Jun 2001, 238 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 14116 times:

What is the normal procedure to start the engines on A320?

When are ENG master switches moved to ON?

Thanks

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User currently offlineFunny From Greece, joined May 2001, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 14082 times:

Well, as for many medium-haul aircraft, the starter is pressed and helled down until the reading on N1 gets to about 20 percent. At this point the fuel flow switch is engaged and the engine starts.

The same procedure is done for the remaining engine.

JASON- a.k.a -funny


User currently offlineA320FO From Austria, joined Oct 2000, 211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 12 months 18 hours ago) and read 14075 times:

You need three thing to start the engine on the A320:
- Make sure you have sufficient air pressure available (eg APU bleed)
- Put the engine mode selector to IGNITION / START position (the switch below the engine master switches)
- Then, once the amber crosses on the engine display have disappeared, the engine master switch is put to ON. This opens the start valve and the engine starts up. Now all you do is monitor the engines' parameters and, when both engines are running, the mode selector is set into the NORM position.
Thats all


A320FO


User currently offlineMb339 From Italy, joined Jun 2001, 238 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 14068 times:

Thanks for your answer, but what happen to the engines when ENG mode selector is moved to IGN/START?



User currently offlineM80 From Finland, joined Mar 2001, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 14052 times:

At automatic starting sequence when you select engine mode selector to IGN/START position the start sequence is identified:
ECAM displays engine page
Pack valve close (1)

Answer: Actually nothing happens to the engines when you select mode selector to IGN/START

Kalle



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