Aviation Photo #2042584 Airbus A380-861 - Air France

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The Air France super heavy is seen kicking up a bunch of dirt/dust...Now you know how they get so dirty!
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    Wayne Campbell - CYYZ Aviation Photography
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    Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval)
    April 22, 2011
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6 years ago
I have a question. how is that the cowling of the engine inside is clearly visible that its coming off but not the one on the outside?
6 years ago
We call it "Translating Cowls" for the thrust reverse. The thrust reverse is not used on the #1 and #4 engines due to FOD that can be ingested by engines or debris thrown/blown on the runway. Airbus believes that the thrust reverse on #2 and #3 engines, with the brakes and spoilers applied, is enough for the a/c to come to a stop/safe taxi speed.
6 years ago
As far as i know, A380 pilots only need engines 2 and 3 (inner engines) to reverse because of the massive spoilers and flaps
6 years ago
There's simply no reverse on 1 & 4 in the A380.
Mainly due to the fact that those engines are above dust/grass/anything that would break the engines.
6 years ago
Far as I know, thrust reversers aren't even installed on engines 1 and 4. Just clarifying that it's not just that they weren't used on this landing - they don't even have the option! If they're not necessary, fewer reversers = less weight and less maintenance.

6 years ago
The trip up the 401 to Montreal was well worth it. Congrats on a good capture!
6 years ago
Not only Airbus "believes" that, so does also the FAA/BAA/LBA a.s.o. On the A380, engines #1 and #4 have no thrust reversing system installed, it is just not necessary, when you have to be able to stop the ac in every situation without any application of thrust reversing.
6 years ago
Congrats on an awesome and timely shot!
Brother Nino.
6 years ago
Thanks for all the comments and to the people that found it worth while to view my photo, not to mention the screeners who helped me to get this photo right! Besides aviation being my occupation, it is also a hobby where photos are concerned! Looking at planes and taking photos is what got me in the aviation business in the first place! Happy New Year and good hunting! - Wayne C.
4 years ago
Let us hope that the A380 is not in a situation where they have to make an emergency landing on a shorter than required runway. I know they carry extra fuel and c/o fuel dumps when required also. I am sure that they have proven this, but you never know.

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