Wake of SuperJumbo

Date:         15 Jan 97 04:23:57 
From:         FilipPC.DeVos@rug.ac.be (Filip De Vos)
Organization: University of Ghent, Belgium
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Would the wake of the next generation lage-scale civil transports be much
worse to deal with than that of the actual large planes like the 747,
A340?
Recently a whole bunch of planes were reclassified to help determine
minimum safe separation.
Perhaps naively, I assume that a bigger A/C with a bigger wing, carrying
more weight and having bigger engines will disturb more air?

If that is indeed the case, then the airports visited by 747-600/700 or
Airbus A3XX may see a capacity _reduction in the number of movements!


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Filip De Vos                  Better, Faster, Cheaper means *NO SHUTTLE*
FilipPC.DeVos@rug.ac.be                 -Cathy Mancus-