Re: ETOPS Question

Date:         06 Oct 97 02:14:26 
From:         faurecm@halcyon.com (C. Marin Faure)
Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
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In article <airliners.1997.2337@ohare.Chicago.COM>, ae562@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Eric Thomas) wrote:
> Speaking of which, would a FBW Airbus (say an A320) have been able to
> manage a "Gimli Glider" situation?   Do Airbuses have some sort of
> battery back-up or air ram generator so that the computers driving
> the control surfaces would be able to effectively work in a glide/no power
> situation?

Yes, I believe all the Airbus models including the A340 (although I don't
know about the A300) have a RAT.

C. Marin Faure
  author, Flying A Floatplane