How the Airbus Brakes
An A320 gets three devices to brake
- The wheel brakes.
- The spoilers or air-brake: small panels located on the wings that help braking by increasing the drag of the wings and giving the aircraft’s wheels better traction.
- The thrust reversers: engine device ejecting engine airflow forward, thus braking the plane.
Click here to download the pdf of 2005 Airworthiness Directive is published by the DGAC on behalf of EASA, Airworthiness Authority of the State of Design. This is directive is not directly related to the Brazil crash.
Interested in more about the Airbus? Airbus Flight Crew Training Manual.pdf