08/12/2013


On 7th August 2013, a Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express took off at the Airport Bern-Belp in Switzerland. I like this livery! The aircraft carries the US registration marks N70EW. The Global Express is powered by two enhanced Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan engines.

The Bombardier Global Express is an awesome high speed and long range VIP jet produced by Bombardier Aerospace. The cruise speed is between 900 to 950 km/h for a range up to 11'400 km. That makes this aircraft one of the fastest long range jets. Definitely a favourite airplane!

During taxi the pilots engaged the reverse thrust to slow down the plane. Why didn't they use the wheel brakes instead? The reverser helps to keep the wheel brakes cool and fully operational when needed. Braking excessively does not only wear out the brakes more quickly but increases the danger of hot wheel brakes. Cooling them down takes plenty of time untill the aircraft is allowed take off again.

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