Date: 24 Oct 97 04:33:16 From: "Ken Bywater" <email@example.com> Organization: Unconfigured References: 1 2
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>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. The fuel switch is also the ignition switch. Thus it takes two separate actions. The same is true for B747-400's. It was felt prudent that two separate actions are required to start engines; otherwise a cleaner could inadvertently start the engines with a single operation!