Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
BAe146, No Thrust-reverse?  
User currently offlineAb.400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4047 times:

Hi there,
when I flew on BAe146, I mentioned that there was no thrust-reverse during both landings. After I looked at the engines it seems that they have no flaps to do so. Is it because of the relatively light-weight of this AC compared to other jets (B737, A320 and so on ) that they just don´t need this option ?
Thank you.

4 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3727 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (16 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3909 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

It has an Air Brake in the tail instead

User currently offlineAlmbluzman From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 182 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (16 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3908 times:

hey ab. 400 -
i posted a question a while ago about why the tail cone on a 146 splits open on landing. apparently, the tail cone splitting acts as a sort of speed brake. also, the 146 has spoilers all along the upper wing surface. these two design features allow the 146 to land without the usage of thrust reversers which help it get into smaller airports with more stringent noise restrictions. hope this makes sense - otherwise please correct me!!!!


User currently offlineBuzz From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 697 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (16 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3858 times:

Hi AB 400, Buzz here. Sir VC-10 has it mostly right. There's that split speed brake up the tail. It's useful.
But the BA146 is fairly lightweight, has heavy duty brakes, and a low approach speed. So wheel brakes are adequate to get her slowed down.
The impressive array of wing spoilers spill enough lift so the wheels have more weight on them, more weight so she skids less from 120-60 knots.
Thust reversers are needed when you are really heavy say 4 or 5 hours of fuel aboard. Then if you reject a takeoff you will probably stay on the runway. The brakes on all the larger airliners will get you stopped without thrust reverse ONCE. You'll have orange-hot brakes and the tires will melt off the rims, but you'll survive....... assuming the guys who have to fix airplanes are in a reasonable mood.
Buzz Fuselsausage: Line Mechanic by night, DC-3 Crew Chief by choice.

User currently offlineAb.400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (16 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3831 times:

Hello, and thank´s all for the informations.
Regards, Ab.400

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Jetblue And Thrust Reverse posted Sat Jul 24 2004 22:30:07 by JFK4EVA
Thrust Reverse Vs. Brakes posted Mon Apr 8 2002 06:24:24 by Rizzes
How Does Thrust-reverse Work, Need Details...! posted Wed Jan 23 2002 08:47:46 by SJCguy
Is Thrust Reverse Always Used? posted Wed Oct 31 2001 01:33:36 by Concorde1518
Which Plane HAS Loudest Thrust Reverse posted Sun Jun 10 2001 19:58:09 by Balkan,154m
DC9 Pushback Using Reverse Thrust! posted Fri Feb 6 2009 06:17:34 by TiktokJAKE
IAH-TPA No Reverse Or Spoilers posted Mon Jan 29 2007 04:19:52 by Ffis34
DC-8 And Reverse Thrust Use In Flight posted Mon Jul 3 2006 05:50:58 by Ttailsteve
Reverse Thrust Explained! posted Tue Dec 20 2005 19:10:44 by Deaphen
Reverse Thrust Pushback From Gate posted Thu Dec 15 2005 20:00:15 by EFCar98