cross-bleed

cross-bleed

i. An air ducting system used in multiengine turbojet aircraft in which compressor-bled air from one engine can be directed to the other engine and can be used to operate an air starter.
ii. A pneumatic system designed in such a way that it is connected to all engines, and bleed from one engine permits operation of accessories on another.
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Next, we tried to cross-bleed start the starboard engine, but it wouldn't start.
The remaining three engines were started using the cross-bleed function.
Once started, the remaining three engines were started using the cross-bleed function, says Boeing.
To get the cards, we had to pull out of the pits after fueling, alternately shut down both engines, and cross-bleed restart.
Time limitations did not allow for a second trap, so the aircraft took 6,000 pounds of fuel, performed a cross-bleed start on the starboard engine and proceeded to the forward catapult.
After completing my checks, I signaled the PC that I intended to shut off the APU and cross-bleed start.
An attempt to cross-bleed the motor produced stall indications, so we stopped trying to relight the engine.