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TurboJ
18th May 2006, 22:56
When the A380 touched down at LHR today, does anyone know why the pilot only used thrust reverse on the inboard engines only ?

Do the outboard engines not have thrust reverse and if they do what operational reason would there be not to use them ?

Cheers........TJ

Fargoo
18th May 2006, 22:58
You answered your own question.
No reversers fitted to the outboard engines on the 380
Fargoo :ok:

mutt
18th May 2006, 22:59
AFAIK, it only has 2 Thrust Reversers!

Mutt

vapilot2004
19th May 2006, 01:38
Do the outboard engines not have thrust reverse and if they do what operational reason would there be not to use them ?


Airbus decided against outboard reversers (and as part of the weight saving programme, nearly decided against all reversers, but airlines balked at this omission) to prevent FOD - (Foreign Object Damage) as the outboard mills could be hanging above unimproved surfaces during landing on a not-so-A380-wide runway.

To anyone attending, what was the band playing when she landed ? :}

TurboJ
19th May 2006, 09:37
Thanks for replies............TJ

Groundloop
19th May 2006, 13:04
"To anyone attending, what was the band playing when she landed ?"

Nellie the Elephant?

Farmer 1
19th May 2006, 13:32
A80 Tech Question

So who gets the 80 prize?

Basil
20th May 2006, 20:27
. . and there I was thinking "Number four's locked out."