Re: Turboprop startup speed question (long)

Date:         01 Mar 97 18:42:16 
From:         Dan Linden <dlinden200@worldnet.att.net>
Organization: AT&T WorldNet Services
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It just so happens I am a mechanic at ORD and I work on the ATP's.
Usually the flight crew fire up the #2 engine immediatly after everyone
is boarded so that they can heat he plane.The United Express ATP's (there
are nine) do not have APU's installed. They were removed 2 years ago
because of their high operating cost. The flight crew have to wait for a
release from the tower, and from distpatch brfore they can depart. This
can take several minutes and since there were two other aircraft before
the ATP they had to wait their turn.

Dan