Re: power-back on various airliners?

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Date:         15 Jun 95 14:25:31 
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>Other than efficiency (wasted fuel) and danger (very strong
>jet blast against a terminal building's windows), wouldn't
>it be possible for other planes (747/757/767/DC-10/L-1011/
>Airbus models/BAC-111/etc) to power-back?

No reason that it can't be done. In fact, in the past what we've done,
when the ramp has been iced over in the winter time and you can't get
traction on the jet tug, is to have the crew start engines at the gate,
put them in reverse and powerback using the tug to steer.