|Quoting Jckat2 (Reply 2):|
But in this case, is it possible that when just one thrust reverse is working it can "unbalance" the airplane and make it going out of the runway ?
|Quoting P51 (Reply 4):|
It's also possible they just used the reverser at idle power. Nevertheless the aircraft can be handled quite good with one working reverser during touchdown and rollout. I also noticed a deflection of the rudder...
|Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 6):
As for the picture, that doesn't look right to me. Shouldn't the thrust reverse ring go all the way around the engine cowl?
Photo © Nicolas St-Germain
Photo © Pascal Gaudreau
|Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 8):|
However, the opening on the aircraft in question is just on the lower RH side.
|Quoting Jckat2 (Thread starter):|
This afternoon I was at Montréal Dorval Airport and I saw a A330-300 landing with just the left engine thrust reversed. The Airplane seemed to go very slowly an I didn't hear the sound that normally make a full throttle during thrust reverse. The landing was very "soft".
|Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 6):|
Thrust reversers should work together and not singly. It will give the pilot some severe problems on landing as, if he was unaware that one was not working, he would have one engine trying to reverse and one at full throttle trying to go forward.
|Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 6):|
If he was aware of the problem, however, he could, in theory, just use one and not power up the opposite engine. But this I think is highly unlikely. The correct action would to be to dispense with thrust reversers completely and land using spoilers, flaps and brakes.
|Quoting F4wso (Reply 13):|
Thrust reversing is not figured into the performance data because if there is a rejected takeoff for engine problems, there is no thrust to reverse on the malfunctioning engine. Likewise, landing single engine.
|Quoting Jckat2 (Reply 12):|
If the crew did know that one engine was damaged or locked for maintenance and it is not possible to use thrust reverser if both can work, why did he tried to use it ?
|Quoting ThierryD (Reply 15):|
By not activating the thrust reversers, even if they know one doesn't work, they would deprive themselves of this additional security measure.
|Quoting Pavvyben (Reply 16):|
Spoilers deploy as soon as the wheels touch the ground
|Quoting Pavvyben (Reply 18):|
Well if you want to deploy them manually, you pull the lever next to the throttle quadrant on a Boeing aircraft at least, an Airbus is fairly similar to. There is a detent on the 747 in which you can pull it to a certain point during flight to slow the aircraft down, for example when given a speed restriction. Then "Up" when you are on the ground, which the FO makes sure that has happened. If not, they will do it. And if they don't do this very quickly, you hit the TOGA button on the throttle and go around or they can just increase the autobrake on a Boeing or Airbus, from MED (Airbus) or 2 (Boeing) which is normally used to MAX (Airbus) or 3-5 (Boeing) which will increase braking on the wheels.