Aviation Photo #0717113 Airbus A319-114 - Northwest Airlines

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Cough cough. Engine start up. The smoke is a result of the onboard engine computer switching from one ignition circuit to the backup. The CFM engines have an A and B circuit. In the micro second it takes to switch, it dumps raw fuel in producing smoke. Normal for some Airbus to do this.
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    Richard Barsby - Aviation Photographer
    Northwest Airlines
    Airbus A319-114
    Airbus A319
    Airbus A319
    Edmonton - International
    November 18, 2004
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