reverse idle

reverse idle

A power-lever position where the thrust reversers are deployed but the engine RPM remains idle.
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Approximately six minutes after the bird strike, the pilot landed deployed spoilers and placed all engines into reverse idle. At 150 knots and 5,000 feet remaining, the pilot applied brakes to slow the 780,000 pound aircraft, taxied clear and ordered an emergency ground evacuation as the brakes immediately caught fire.