Re: Airbus A320

Date:         21 Feb 97 01:10:36 
From:         speedpuppy <dargonis@mindspring.com>
Organization: MindSpring Enterprises
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al M. wrote:
>
> Hello Everyone:-)
> Does anyone know if the A320 is considered a Heavy?
> I know about the weight classification but I am looking along the lines
> of the wind design, since the B757 is considered a Heavy Jet due to its
> wake..


according to the faa and atc HEAVY is designated by the max gross
takeoff weight....those in excess of 300,000lbs....

the 757 beacause of its wake turbulence properties must conform (atc
procedures) to heavy requirements...min separation of 2mins or 5miles in
trail but it is not called a heavy...

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