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Engine Start Procedure On A320

Tue Aug 07, 2001 6:34 pm

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

When are ENG master switches moved to ON?

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RE: Engine Start Procedure On A320

Tue Aug 07, 2001 7:18 pm

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.

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RE: Engine Start On A320

Tue Aug 07, 2001 10:32 pm

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

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Tue Aug 07, 2001 11:30 pm

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

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RE: Engine Start Procedure On A320

Wed Aug 08, 2001 2:45 am

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


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