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747-8 rejected takeoff testing answers

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Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 4+

  1. Close to 1 million pounds of weight.
  2. RTO.
  3. To simulate real world conditions.
  4. The plane performed very well, stopping 700ft earlier than hoped.
  5. 1400 degrees celsius.
  6. To simulate the worst case waiting time that a plane would be on the runway before the firefighters would arrive.
  7. To prevent them exploding and causing serious damage.
  8. The tyres and brakes had to be repaired.