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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.
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747-8 rejected takeoff testing

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Here’s an interesting video that reports on a rejected takeoff performed by a 747-8 during testing.

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

Suggested ICAO level for video: 4+

Have a great weekend!!

  1. What is the designed takeoff weight of the 747-8?
  2. What is the abbreviation used for rejected takeoff?
  3. Why are old brakes used?
  4. How did the plane perform?
  5. What estimated temperatures are generated in the brakes during the rejected takeoff?
  6. Why can’t the firefighters do anything for five minutes?
  7. Why do the tyres automatically lose their pressure after the plane stops?
  8. Which parts of the plane were damaged beyond repair?

Boeing 747-8 performs ultimate rejected takeoff

It’s one of the most dramatic tests for a new airplane as the pilot slams on the brakes while going 200 miles per hour (320 km/hr). Watch as the 747-8 Freighter, loaded to maximum takeoff weight and equipped with 100% worn out brakes, perform a rejected takeoff without thrust reversers.

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Rejected takeoff

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Here’s the text to the listening from yesterday.

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A 737-800, with 123 passengers and 6 crew, was accelerating for takeoff. As the plane reached 130 knots a problem developed and the crew rejected the takeoff. They reported that they had a problem with the tyres which caused the rejected takeoff. The aircraft came to a stop on the runway with both left hand main tyres blown. The tower informed the crew that there was fire from the left main gear and then they closed the runway. The passengers disembarked onto the runway via an airstairs and the runway opened again five hours later, after the aircraft was removed from the runway.

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Rejected takeoff

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Listen to this recording and try to write what your understand. You should try to write everything that is said.

You can listen as many times as you want.

Check below the recording for some of the difficult words and come back and check the full text from this recording tomorrow.

Suggested ICAO level: 4+

Have a great day!

Difficult words: blown (adj.)

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Rejected takeoff

Here’s the text to the listening from yesterday.

Enjoy!!

An old cargo plane was scheduled to fly from Paris to Egypt. It was taking off when the crew reported a problem with the nose gear. They had to reject the takeoff and vacate the runway. The crew taxied back to the apron and emergency services weren’t needed. The maintenance crew are still investigating the problem.

Important words: reject the takeoff, vacate the runway.

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Rejected takeoff

Listen to this recording and try to write what your understand. You can listen as many times as you like.

Come back and check the text from this recording tomorrow.

Suggested ICAO level: 3+

Have a great day!