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One of the first sensations that every airline passenger experiences, after sitting in their seat, is that the plane is moving backwards away from the terminal, but do planes have a reverse gear?
Although commercial aircraft are equipped with powerful reversing systems, which allow them to brake quickly and efficiently, they do not have any system that allows them to move the aircraft backwards. This is where ground crews come into play with pushback tractors.
As you know, aviation is a complex machine in which all the gears are necessary for everything to work perfectly. Today we talk about an essential task at airports, we tell you what pushback is and how it is performed.
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