NASA Logo

NTRS

NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
why do airlines want and use thrust reversers? a compilation of airline industry responses to a survey regarding the use of thrust reversers on commercial transport airplanesAlthough thrust reversers are used for only a fraction of the airplane operating time, their impact on nacelle design, weight, airplane cruise performance, and overall airplane operating and maintenance expenses is significant. Why then do the airlines want and use thrust reversers? In an effort to understand the airlines need for thrust reversers, a survey of the airline industry was made to determine why and under what situations thrust reversers are currently used or thought to be needed. The survey was intended to help establish the cost/benefits trades for the use of thrust reversers and airline opinion regarding alternative deceleration devices. A compilation and summary of the responses given to the survey questionnaire is presented.
Document ID
19950014289
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Yetter, Jeffrey A.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1995
Subject Category
AIR TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:109158
NASA-TM-109158
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 538-05-13-01
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

Available Downloads

NameType 19950014289.pdf STI