Re: A319 engines thrust changes during climbing

Date:         30 Mar 97 03:54:26 
From:         Robert Kochersberger <rckeg@unity.ncsu.edu>
Organization: North Carolina State University
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Arman VOSKANIAN wrote:
>
> Last week a friend of mine has taken an Airbus A319 flight on Air
> France Europe (formerly Air Inter) domestic route. Few minutes after
> take off, the crew slowed down the engines power to idle for few
> seconds. Then set it to normal climbing thrust level.
> On the return flight on the same type (A319) there was the same
> event. This time, before it happened, the captain announced it,
> saying don't worry, "it is normal".

	FWIW, I rode in the cockpit of a Swissair A319 earlier this month
from Zurich to Paris, and there was no such reduction of power. Takeoff
and climb to FL290 were done in what I thought was the "normal" way--high
power until reduction for cruise.