Dugan’s modified MD-80 reverser gets American scutiny

Engineers from American Airlines have closely examined a modified thrust reverser on a Pratt & Whitney JT8D-200 designed by Dugan Kinetics for Boeing MD-80s that could potentially cut fuel burn and reduce noise.

The test aircraft (N789BV) completed functionality and performance testing during 9-12 December at Tucson International Airport, and then flew to American’s bases in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Fort Worth, Texas at the carrier’s request, says Dugan. American operates around 260 MD-80s, according to Flightglobal’s ACAS database. Read more…

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