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Why the Airbus A380 Only Utilizes Reverse Thrust on Its Inner Engines

The Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, is a marvel of engineering. You might assume that such a massive plane requires reverse thrust on all four engines to help it stop after landing. Surprisingly, the A380 is equipped with reverse thrust on only its two inner engines. In this article, we’ll explore the reasoning […]

Why Can't an Aircraft Push Back Using Reverse Thrust?

Why Can’t an Aircraft Push Back Using Reverse Thrust?

The first procedure for an aircraft to begin its journey and depart an airport (of course after pilots’ preparations) is to push back from the terminal building, a procedure that is typically done by a small but strong “tug” truck to reverse it away from the terminal building. But rather than spend more money to […]

Reverse Thrust in Airplanes and how it Functions

Used to decelerate an aircraft after landing, in the event of a rejected take-off, and/or, in some limited cases, during push-back from the gate; it is the reverse thrust. An essential deceleration mechanism in aircraft. In this article, we will discuss the mechanism of the reverse thrust, its function, variations, deployment & control, and how […]