Re: ETOPS Question

Date:         20 Nov 97 02:53:41 
From:         D Snow <dougie@mama.indstate.edu>
References:   1
View raw article
  or MIME structure


> 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
BRAKES"

-----
Douglas Snow                                dougie@mama.indstate.edu
http://mama.indstate.edu/users/dougie (SBNOOU2)
FAA Approved UAL Ground Security Coordinator (GSC)