Re: 747

Date:         11 Jul 97 02:09:27 
From:         Marc Schaeffer <>
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Karl Swartz wrote:
> The P3 Orion loiters on *two* engines -- they shut down both of the
> outer engines (#1 and #4).  The asymmetry of shutting down only one
> engine would require enough rudder to counteract the tendency to yaw,
> which would reduce or elimnate the reduced fuel burn (and hence loiter
> endurance) which is the point of the exercise.

I know that Dan Air reduced to idle the two outer engines on their
Comets during cruise.
The same practice applies to the Nimrods which the RAF is still using.

I think that international regulations forbid the 'Dan Air' practice for
commercial aircrafts nowadays, any comments ?

Marc Schaeffer, Luxembourg //
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