Re: B757 "Heavy Jet"?

From:         pandy@tcp.co.uk (Andrew Cameron)
Organization: Total Connectivity Providers - Internet access for the UK
Date:         24 Jun 96 00:42:03 
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Mooney1@ix.netcom.com wrote:

>    Hello I was wondering if someone can help me understanding why the
>FAA decreed the 757 as a Heavy Jet.
>I know it fits the Cat. just by using its weight, but if I'm not
>mistaken that was not the reason behind the ruling.

Wake turbulence was significant enough that following some incidents
the FAA changed the classification. I believe that the CAA in the UK
had made this change in advance of the FAA.