Re: Engine start sequence

Date:         25 Jun 99 01:33:04 
From:         Mike Hall <>
Organization: GEC-Marconi
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> Andrew van der Plas wrote in message ...
> >Why do aircraft usualy start first engine 2 and then engine 1, on a
> >two-engined airplane.

To diverge slighltly, why can't a 737 start *at all* without external
help? I recently got delayed on a Chicago-Memphis leg (North West)
because the pilot claimed he couldn't start wihout a SNAFU EPU? Can't
these planes start on their APUs/whatever alone?