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Braking Chutes On Jetliners!

Thu Mar 28, 2002 12:42 pm

Aside from the featured photo of the Caravelle, what other jetliners used braking chutes ?


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RE: Braking Chutes On Jetliners!

Thu Mar 28, 2002 12:49 pm

Footnote: The SA 210 Caravelle had brake chutes only in the early stages of devellopement, as SUD Aviation was waiting for better powerplants to replace the non- thrust reversable Atars.

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RE: Braking Chutes On Jetliners!

Thu Mar 28, 2002 1:09 pm

I believe the only jetliner that used braking chutes was the Tupolev Tu-104. I think the idea was not adopted for Western airliners given the weight of the braking chute installation, the risk of chute deployment failure and the extra labor needed to remove a braking chute off the runway.

Besides, Western jetliners used a better system of moving surfaces on the wings to allow slower landings and wing spoilers to slow the plane down quickly even if jet engine reverse thrust was not needed.
 
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RE: Braking Chutes On Jetliners!

Fri Mar 29, 2002 9:12 pm

Both the Carvelle I and III used the brake chute operationally.It was not until the advent of the JT8D with thrust reversers that Sud Aviation dropped the chute.I saw it being used operationally at FBU (Oslo Fornebu) throughout the 60's and early 70's.
BTW,the original engines were not ATAR's,but Rolls Royce Avon's.
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