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The FAA's Flight Test Guide for Certification of Transport Category Airplanes that explains the various regulations notes: For turbojet reversing systems intended for ground and/or inflight use, it must be shown that unwanted deployment of a critical reverser under normal operating conditions will not prevent continued safe flight and landing. Flight tests ...


Thrust reverser works best on contaminated runways. On a relatively dry runway, full vs idle thrust reverse has negligible effect on braking. However, on icy runways, full trust reverse has a much greater effect on stopping distance. This information comes from the Airbus operational manuals.

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