When the spoilers/speedbrakes are in the “armed” position, they automatically extend upon touch down.
Side question: when is the final point that a pilot must commit to the landing and can no longer go around? Is it at minimums, 200ft, maybe even 100ft? No, it is, in an airliner, upon the selection of the reverse thrust.
Now, any go around below the MDA, minimum descent altitude, or DH, decision height, is often refered to as a “rejected landing”.
Okay, but what does this have to do with the spoilers/speedbrakes???
Well, if you have to ‘reject landing’ either after touchdown or very close to the ground, you don’t want the “Autobrake” and spoiler/speedbrakes trying to slow you down, creating drag, and ultimately hindering the climb performance in the case of a rejected landing.
Currently, if we need to reject landing the following steps need to be applied (not a tutorial!):
- Set Go-Around Thrust
- Select flaps to a takeoff position
- Retract the spoilers/speedbrake
- Pitch up to around 15°
Now of course that all has to be done basically simultaneously. With this feature, step 3 could be removed. It’s just one less thing to think about.
So, what do you think? Let me know your opinion below! If you like the idea, don’t forget to leave it a vote if you can!
@Boodz_G for creating the original topic and coming up with the idea and for letting me remake this request!
Note: I would vote for the feature, however, I am out and I just can’t clear anything :( I feel I have done the topic some good though by creating it