Date: 16 Oct 97 11:59:51 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Alan Andersen) Organization: CyberGate, Inc. References: 1 Followups: 1
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On 16 Oct 97 00:44:10 , David Asher <email@example.com> wrote: >Does the Boeing 777 have a Autostart capability (a single switch that will >perform all of the functions related to engine start)? I had read >somewhere that one of the airlines involved with the design had requested >this feature. Yes, the 777 does have an autostart system, but not a single switch. All the crew has to do is have the Autostart switch ON, the Fuel Switch to RUN and the Start/ignition Switch to START. Then sit back and watch the show. The EEC controls the start sequence. It turns on the fuel and ignition at about 20%, monitors engine perameters and disengages the starter at about 50%. It will abort the start if a fault occurs and then attempt a restart.