Re: Thrust reversers

From: (Brian C. Smith)
Organization: NETCOM On-line Communication Services (408 261-4700 guest)
Date:         03 Mar 95 02:27:50 
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Lakshmi N. Chilukuri ( wrote:
: Why do we need thrust reversers? The FAA requires aircraft to be able to 

: runways. Common wisdom is that thrust reversers help reduce wear and tear 
: on brakes.

Reverse thrust often allows an airliner to turn off the runway sooner
and this might be an operational advantage to both the carrier and
the tower.