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Thrust Levers

      Thrust Levers

  • Thrust Lever is the means by which the pilot controls the amount of fuel provided to the engine which in turn increases or decreases power.
  • There is normally one throttle lever for each engine and, depending upon the flight deck or cockpit configuration, they may be installed on the center console, side console, on the dashboard, or mounted on the aircraft ceiling.
  • In some two-pilot flight decks, each pilot station has its own set of throttle levers.
  • Depending upon the installation, throttle levers may incorporate provisions for selecting reverse thrust, have a fuel cut-off position, or have some means of preventing beta (ground) range selections whilst the aircraft is in flight.

The flight crew uses the thrust levers to:

- Manually select the engine thrust

- Activate the Autothrust

- Engage the takeoff and go-around modes.

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