Re: B-757 Puerto Plata Accident

From:         wangermn@barder.Princeton.EDU (Pablo Wangermann)
Organization: Laboratory for Control and Automation Princeton University
Date:         27 Feb 96 23:00:31 
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In article <airliners.1996.232@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
Karl Swartz <kls@ohare.Chicago.COM> wrote:
>
>>Does anyone know if the 757 involved here uses the same
>>engine/reverser system that Lauda Air used on that 767 that had it's
>>reverser deploy in cruise a few years back?? (Another explanation??)
>
>The Lauda 767 had recent, FADEC-equipped Pratt and Whitney PW4000
>engines, while the Birgenair 757 had early (probably non-FADEC)
>RB.211-535E4 engines, so there's probably little or no significant
>similarity.
>

FWIW, I'm pretty sure that all -535's are FADEC equipped, from what
I remember of our own engine bids in my old firm (Dowty Fuel Systems).

John Wangermann