idle thrust

idle thrust

The jet thrust obtained with the engine power control lever set at the stop for the least thrust position at which it can be placed.
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Qantas Airways, Airbus The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating a second incident involving the engine oil quantity on a Qantas Airways Airbus A380, which had one of its engines reduced to idle thrust on a flight on 24 February.
This nozzle change caused Capt Miller to experience greater than normal idle thrust.
Following that activity, we will load the DC-X with its liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen propellants and run the engines up to idle thrust levels to ensure correct operations," explained Paul Klevatt, McDonnell Douglas DC-X program manager.
The "Advanced Continuous Descent Approach" (A-CDA), also known as the "Green Approach", is the result of GE Aviation's Systems division's (formerly Smiths Aerospace) successful participation in Europe's NUP2+ project, whereby select 737 aircraft in Sweden are allowed to employ GE's Flight Management System (FMS) to fly the aircraft at idle thrust from cruise through landing.
The aircraft carried out a high-speed landing at Hong Kong on 13 April, with flight-data analysis showing the right-hand Rolls-Royce Trent 700 powerplant had been at idle thrust during the entire approach while thrust on the left-hand engine had "frozen" at 70 percent of maximum.
With no lift spoilers, no emergency braking and idle thrust, landing distance could easily have exceeded the available runway.
Realizing his idle thrust was higher than normal due to the fully closed nozzle; he lowered the tail-hook and successfully engaged the departure-end cable at 90 KIAS.
Flight-data analysis shows the right-hand Rolls-Royce Trent 700 powerplant had been at idle thrust during the entire approach while thrust on the left-hand engine had "frozen" at 70 percent of maximum.
Idle thrust is higher than PRI because the nozzle is closed.