Re: ETOPS Question

Date:         20 Nov 97 02:53:41 
From:         D Snow <>
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> I would say "embellishment." As far as I know, there is NO storage of
> compressed air on board a commercial aircraft- certainly not enough for
> engine starts. The compressed air is fed from a *running* APU straight
> to the engine starter.

hate to nit pick, but the B727 has the pneumatic air bottle to power the
pneumatic brakes, which is a compressed air cylinder.  It's that big
red-orange handle on the PICs instrument panel that says "PNEUMATIC

Douglas Snow                       (SBNOOU2)
FAA Approved UAL Ground Security Coordinator (GSC)