Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 58 Posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3551 times:
Why do Airbus and Boeing jets have different thrust reversers. I know that the engines used by each manufacturer tend to be different, but they are made by the same engine manufacturers (GE, P&W or RR), so why the difference? Is one design better than the other?
Airbus thrust reversers seem to 'open-up' the engines and the Boeing ones 'slide open' the engines.