acceleration check

i. One of the checks to ascertain the serviceability of a gas turbine engine. The throttle is advanced from idle (or any other specified setting) rapidly to the maximum power setting, and the total time taken is compared with the standard time specified by the manufacturer.
ii. When the acceleration of an aircraft is checked during takeoff at a predetermined distance from the point of commencement of the take-off run. The aircraft should accelerate to the specified speed by this distance if the engine is developing full power. The specified speed is given by the manufacturer in the aircraft operating manual.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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