Re: Engine start sequence

Date:         18 Jun 99 01:39:33 
From:         l.a.ram@ix.netcom.com (Louis A. Ramsay)
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In <airliners.1999.556@ohare.Chicago.COM> "Andrew van der Plas" <andrew@vdplas.demon.nl> writes:
>Why do aircraft usualy start first engine 2 and then engine 1, on a
>two-engined airplane.
>
>Is there a specific reason for this, or is this because of history.

     I believe it actually started in history as the passenger doors
are usually on the left side so the right-hand engines could be started
even if the passenger stairs were still up against the aircraft.

     Lou.