JET TRANSPORT REJECTED TAKEOFFS
Jet transport airplane rejected takeoffs (RTO's) at heavy weights and high speeds and RTO accidents/incidents involving tires, wheels, and brakes have prompted an assessment of RTO test procedures and the system by which RTO accountability is achieved for day-to-day operations. It is concluded that 3 to 4% of air carrier accidents, fatalities, and aircraft losses can be attributed to tire/wheel/brake related RTO's. Tire failures and the lack of accountability for the increased accelerate-stop distance required on wet/slippery runways are significant factors. Recommendations are made for reducing the incidence of tire failures and accounting for the increased accelerate-stop distance necessitated by wet/slippery runways. (Author)
Washington, DC United States 20591
- Ostrowski, D W
- Publication Date: 1977-2
- Pagination: 27 p.
- TRT Terms: Aircraft; Airport runways; Aviation safety; Brakes; Crash investigation; Fatalities; Hazards; Jet propelled aircraft; Jet transports; Takeoff; Tires; Weather; Wheels
- Uncontrolled Terms: Aircraft safety
- Old TRIS Terms: Aircraft tires; Rejected takeoffs; Rejection
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Pavements; Safety and Human Factors; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00181311
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: AFS-160-77-2 Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 27 1979 12:00AM