Re: ETOPS Question

Date:         03 Oct 97 01:18:33 
From: (Simon Craig)
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>The FBW Airbuses (probably the A300 and A310, too, though I'm not
>sure) have a ram air turbine (RAT) which can be deployed into the
>airflow to generate electrical power, same as the 767.  You also
>need hydraulic power, which is provided by having an electrically
>driven hydraulic pump on at least one of the systems.

I know it's a bit pedantic, or possibly a misunderstanding, but the 767 RAT
drives a small hydraulic pump only.  Other methods must be used to generate
electrical power.

I have no idea how the Airbus system works.


Simon Craig

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