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Airbus And Boeing Thrust Reversers

Thu Feb 26, 2004 3:22 am

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.


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RE: Airbus And Boeing Thrust Reversers

Thu Feb 26, 2004 4:59 am

Actually, it depends more on the Engine type, rather than aircraft type...


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RE: Airbus And Boeing Thrust Reversers

Thu Feb 26, 2004 5:03 am

I always love seeing an AA MD80 land because these metal flap things flip around when the engines reverse thrust....It looks like a parachute!

I am talking about the right aircraft right?!  Confused

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RE: Airbus And Boeing Thrust Reversers

Thu Feb 26, 2004 5:08 am

BA747400, yes, I think you're right - it's the same on the 737-1/200... I love that parachute-analogy you mentioned... Big grin

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RE: Airbus And Boeing Thrust Reversers

Thu Feb 26, 2004 5:08 am

Also the engine manufactures don't make the thrust reversers/nacelle assembly. Rather other companies do. Here is a link to one if you're interested http://www.hurel-hispano.com


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