Panther
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ERJ T/R Question

Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:58 am

Why were most early ERJ145's delivered without thrust reversers? Were they optional?


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RE: ERJ T/R Question

Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:31 am

Yes, they are optional. Saves on weight on a very weight conscious airplane. I don't think it had anything to do with the earlier production models.

This question would be better fielded in Tech/Ops forums.
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RE: ERJ T/R Question

Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:47 am

I suspect it also has little use for them - BACx operate into mainly major airports with runways that have plenty of space fo braking.
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RE: ERJ T/R Question

Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:49 am

Quoting Panther (Thread starter):
Why were most early ERJ145's delivered without thrust reversers?

As said above, TR's are an optional item. First, the braking system on the EMB-145 are fantastic. The weight savings without the TR's is around 700lbs, which that far aft makes a difference. For the most part all of the non-T/R equipped aircraft were delivered new to European airlines, but a few have made there way on the secondary market to the US.
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