Re: Power for Take-Off

Date:         11 Sep 97 03:35:31 
From: (Ray Clawson)
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Aircraft certified under FAA rules and regulations, have to meet
certain minimum performance specifications.  One of these is that for
a given gross takeoff weight, at the actual air  temperature, at the
airport of departure(elevation above sea level), with the current
wind, on the runway in use at that airport(length and slope), given
the obstructions associated with that runway, an airplane must be able
to meet certain climb performance with one engine inop.

So the quick answer is, Yes, if an engine would have failed at lift
off, the airplane would be able to climb.

Ray Clawson