4tet
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Standed At BCN Airport, No Current On Finger?

Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:03 am

I'm currently waiting inside the flight QR066 at BCN, they say we don't have electric power coming from the ground anf hence we cannot start the engines...

My question is, aren't the engines started from the APU? I've asked the pilot and didn't have a 'good' or concrete answer...

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R.
 
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RE: Standed At BCN Airport, No Current On Finger?

Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:05 am

Quoting 4tet (Thread starter):
My question is, aren't the engines started from the APU? I've asked the pilot and didn't have a 'good' or concrete answer..

Usually the electric power comes from the APU. The APU delivers electrical power and air for the engines to start. But one of these 2 can be inoperative. So if the APU air is working, then you need the electrical power from the ground. So this is nothing to worry, can happen.

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RE: Standed At BCN Airport, No Current On Finger?

Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:09 am

So we are flying without APU? What if an engine or booth have to be restarted?
 
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RE: Standed At BCN Airport, No Current On Finger?

Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:25 am

Quoting 4tet (Reply 2):
So we are flying without APU? What if an engine or booth have to be restarted?

the APU air can be fine, only the electric seems to be inoperative. Inflight you don't need the APU to start the engine. As long one engine is running you can do a so called crossbleed start and start the other.

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RE: Standed At BCN Airport, No Current On Finger?

Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:33 am

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 3):
the APU air can be fine, only the electric seems to be inoperative. Inflight you don't need the APU to start the engine. As long one engine is running you can do a so called crossbleed start and start the other.

On many (most?) types the APU can be inoperative and you can still go.
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RE: Standed At BCN Airport, No Current On Finger?

Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:38 am

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 4):
On many (most?) types the APU can be inoperative and you can still go.

Never said anything else   If the APU is inop then you get air and electric from the ground.

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RE: Standed At BCN Airport, No Current On Finger?

Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:05 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 5):
Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 4):
On many (most?) types the APU can be inoperative and you can still go.

Never said anything else If the APU is inop then you get air and electric from the ground.

Didn't say you said anything else.   Just wanted to clarify that the APU is not a necessity for flight. It is a convenience on the ground.
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