Rejected Takeoff

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Before an aircraft is delivered to its new owner, it has to undergo a series of tests. Here you see an A321 Neo of Wizz Air before its delivery from Hamburg Finkenwerder that undergoes a brake test and a rejected rejected takeoff test. At the first run on the runway it brakes without applying Engine Reverse Thrust. In the second run it performs a full rejected takeoff applying automatic braking and Engine Reverse Thrust.


Staying true to our motto “As Real As It Gets“, also for our A320 Simulator we test the rejected takeoff (RTO) procedure.

In the below screen recording you see my A320Sim software undergo an RTO at EBBR25L. The A320-200 is configured with a Takeoff Weight (TOW) of 61900kg. I perform a FLEX thrust takeoff with Flaps/Slats in CONF 1+F. The takeoff is aborbed just before V1 speed at 140 kt, putting the Thrust Levers to Idle and then to Maximum Reverse.


In approximately 16 seconds from abording the takeoff the aircraft comes to a stop. This is made possible by a combination of Maximum Autobrake, automatic Ground Spoiler deployment and Engine Maximum Reverse Thrust.

The total distance travelled on the runway from the start of the runway to the stop position is 2100 meter (6890 feet). The total length of runway EBBR25L is 3211 meter (10535  feet), so the aircraft used approximate 65% of the runway. Plenty of reserve 🙂


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