Can planes go in reverse? The short answer to this question is, ’yes,’ but you will rarely see this happening for two main reasons. It is costly because the plane must use its reverse thrusters and therefore uses costly fuel. Second, it is dangerous for the employees that would have to breathe in emissions from the backwards thrust. These are the reasons that when you are at an airport, you will always see a very large pushback tractor at the gate. The conventional pushback tractor is an essential piece of aircraft ground support equipment.
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