Re Backing under own power

From:         Don Webster <71352.340@CompuServe.COM>
Date:         02 Jun 93 00:16:12 PDT
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>So, did it back up by itself or not?

American Airlines, and I'm sure some others, have had a back-up procedure
for some time.  I know that the DC-9 can back up quite well on its own
power, and as you imply, the MD-80 does as well.  

United does not do it as a standard policy.  The 747 may use reverse to
asist the tug if it is deemed safe.  I suspect that the low engines on the
737s would be much more prone to foreign object damage than the higher
DC-9/MD-80 engines.

Back to you.

Don Webster