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

From: (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) 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?

Robert Dorsett                         Moderator, sci.aeronautics.simulation