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Old Jun 24, 19, 12:18 pm
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Londinium
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Originally Posted by Sigwx View Post

we liase with ATC as to how long we can expect before line up clearance. This gives us time to start the engine, allow it to run for a specified time dependant on engine type before we are allowed to apply rake off thrust (engine warm up) and complete the after start and before take off procedures. Yes APU bleed is used. The APU burns tea spoons compared to engines at idle and yes re the asymmetric thrust. Not a massive issue given the levels involved though. If wed be needing a lot of thrust we would start both together.
Brilliant, many thanks!
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