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punk666
28th Jan 2010, 15:55
Hi

I have been asked by a friend what is the switch over on the Airbus during engine start up? I have never heard of this and couldn't find it in the FCOM either.

Does anyone know what this is or ever heard of it?

Dani
28th Jan 2010, 16:46
He might have the electric system in mind? As soon as the generator is online, a relay switches with a loud bang, sometimes accompanied with a little flicker of the lights.

Pretty much normal stuff and happens on every aircraft.

What was he asking about the switching over? When it happens? What the conditions are? What you hear or see? Ask him.

Happy asking, ;)
Dani

muduckace
28th Jan 2010, 20:51
Pretty much normal stuff and happens on every aircraft

Nahh, that was one thing I loved about the MD-11.. The "no break, power transfer". Real easy on the avionics, that hard transfer I have seen on alot of other aircraft has got to be hard on the equipment.

aidey_f
31st Jan 2010, 20:54
Pick your Airbus - all things being equal, the 330/340s will do a no-break transfer when you're on the ground. The 320 system doesn't have that feature.

I-2021
2nd Feb 2010, 10:34
Hello,

what is the switch over on the Airbus during engine start up?

Might be the alternate operation of Ignition A and B during startups:confused: