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THAI Implements taxi with one engine off to reduce PM2.5 dust particle


Apr 17, 2019

THAI Implements taxi with one engine off to reduce PM2.5 dust particle

Apr 17, 2019

THAI has implemented Taxi with One Engine Off (TOEO) for some flights, in an effort to reduce PM2.5 into the atmosphere, while maintaining maximum flight operation safety standards.

THAI has launched the TOEO project as a solution for the PM2.5 problem that has affected Bangkok metropolitan and nearby provinces.  This process entails turning one engine off when the aircraft is taxiing prior to take off and after landing, with adherence to the highest safety standards for flight operations.  The Captain will consider implementing TOEO with consideration to the following factors: aircraft weight, engine thermal stabilized, checklist, cool down period, ramp safety, and breakaway thrust, without causing danger to others or damage to ramp equipment.

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