takeoff safety speed

(V 2 ) A referenced air speed obtained after takeoff at which the required one-engine-inoperative climb performance can be achieved. This speed is used in the determination of takeoff performance. It is a legal requirement for some commercial and most jet operations that at least this speed should be attained on a one-power-unit inoperative performance by the time the aircraft has reached the screen height (35 ft). Takeoff safety speed is a function of the weight and the flap setting. See also safety speed.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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