I read “Exit Excursions” (AW&ST March 24, p. 42) with interest, because when I was a performance engineer at Douglas Aircraft, none of the FAA-approved landing distance information for the MD-series jets hinged on the use of reverse thrust. There was no “credit” for thrust-reverser operation, and consequently no penalty for inoperative or unused reversers. New Boeing training focuses on the status/use of reverse thrust as an important tool to prevent overruns. It ...


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