Re: Engine start sequence

Date:         25 Jun 99 01:33:05 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>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?

He probably said *with* (not without) a SNAFU *APU* (not EPU).  SNAFU is
short for Situation Normal, All F***ed Up.  In other words, they couldn't
self-start with an inoperative APU.

BTW, either it was a 737 or on Northwest, but not both since NW doesn't
have any 737s.

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