Re: An unscientific survey (Airbus vs Boeing) [Long]

From:         rdd@netcom.com (Robert Dorsett)
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Date:         16 Feb 96 04:33:36 
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In article <airliners.1996.213@ohare.Chicago.COM> donbikes@aol.com (Donbikes) writes:
>Sorry to burst your bubble, but your description of what happens on a
>Boeing airplane when a pilot pushes the throttle to the "stops" is
>incorrect.  Recent Boeing airplanes (since the 757/767) have electronic
>engine controllers (EEC) that prevent overboosting the engines.  Unless
>the EEC fails, pushing the power lever to the forward stop will provide
>the maximum certificated power level for the particular phase of flight.
>Overboosting is not an option.

I know that's the case on the 757/767, but it was my understanding that
there's an "overboost" detent on the 777 which can be achieved by the
application of of some muscle.  Anyone know for sure?






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