Panther
Topic Author
Posts: 200
Joined: Thu Jun 08, 2000 3:17 pm

ERJ T/R Question

Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:58 am

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


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Martin Hodgson

 
loggat
Posts: 427
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2000 11:34 am

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.
There are 3 types of people in this world, those that can count, and those that can't.
 
mhodgson
Posts: 4673
Joined: Mon Dec 30, 2002 8:47 pm

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.
No trees were harmed by this message. However, several million electrons were terribly inconvenienced
 
EMBQA
Posts: 7798
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2003 3:52 am

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.
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos