Date: 18 Jun 99 01:39:33 From: email@example.com (Louis A. Ramsay) Organization: Netcom References: 1 Followups: 1
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In <airliners.1999.556@ohare.Chicago.COM> "Andrew van der Plas" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.