Sponsor Message:
Aviation Technical / Operations Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Engine Start Procedure On A320  
User currently offlineMb339 From Italy, joined Jun 2001, 238 posts, RR: 3
Posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 20574 times:

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

When are ENG master switches moved to ON?


4 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineFunny From Greece, joined May 2001, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 20540 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 (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 20533 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


User currently offlineMb339 From Italy, joined Jun 2001, 238 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 20526 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 (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 20510 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


Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic Engine Start Procedure On A320
No username? Sign up now!

Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Tech/Ops related posts only!
  • Not Tech/Ops related? Use the other forums
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)

Similar topics:More similar topics...
The 'Engine Start Procedure' posted Mon Jun 21 2010 03:14:01 by BeakerLTN
Jet Engine Start Attempt On Running Engine posted Tue Apr 11 2006 01:06:55 by Taguilo
Engine Start Sequence On 737-300/500/700/800/900 posted Tue Jun 18 2002 23:08:01 by Rohan737
B744 Engine Start Procedure! posted Sun Jun 2 2002 11:56:54 by SQ325
Engine Start Sequence On 747's posted Fri Apr 26 2002 06:31:03 by Rohan737
Engine Start Sequence On The 747 posted Sat Feb 23 2002 19:23:46 by Rohan737
Smoke On Engine Start posted Tue Sep 23 2008 00:41:29 by Bartonsayswhat
Strange Sound On 717 Before Engine Start posted Sun Jul 8 2007 19:48:00 by Jaylink
WHOOP-WHOOP Sound On Engine Start UP posted Tue Nov 22 2005 14:53:56 by THVGJP
Engine Manufacturer's Logos On Nacelles posted Tue Oct 18 2011 05:15:44 by Northwest727

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format