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An-124/225 Engines

Wed Sep 17, 2003 5:47 am

I've heard several times that an An-124 or -225 runs its engines at max for a couple of minutes when it's on the runway before takeoff. Why do they do that?
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RE: An-124/225 Engines

Wed Sep 17, 2003 6:16 am

I've never heard that. Do they "run up" one or two engines at a time, or do all of them run up at once? The latter would put an enormous strain on the brakes, I assume. I don't even know why a jet run-up would be necessary. I'm curious as well.
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RE: An-124/225 Engines

Wed Sep 17, 2003 11:56 am

I've seen in-cockpit footage of an AN-225 taking off and the pilots applies FULL power to all 6 engines at once. The jetblast behind is very severe and would probably damage a plane lined up behind it.
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RE: An-124/225 Engines

Wed Sep 17, 2003 1:00 pm

Depends on the temperature outside the airplane I guess?
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RE: An-124/225 Engines

Wed Sep 17, 2003 1:47 pm

In my enthusiastic passenger experience, I took off from O'Hare 31R enroute San Francisco, and we applied full throttle before rolling (UA 747-200). Coming back, the pilot flying a UA 747-400 decided to take off to the north, whatever runway that is, though I know it's comparitavely short, and we pretty much made a casual takeoff without any rnwy run-up. In conclusion, I don't know why they do or don't do it.
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RE: An-124/225 Engines

Thu Sep 18, 2003 3:59 am

Forgive my ignorance: but what type of engines are on the AN225 and what are their trust ratings?
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RE: An-124/225 Engines

Thu Sep 18, 2003 4:13 am

6 ZMKB Progress Lotarev D-18T turbofans each engine makes 51,590 pounds of thrust. Total thrust is 309,540 for the An-225. The An-124 has 4 D-18s.

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