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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
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
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
Accession Number
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 538-05-13-01
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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