A380 wake turbulence is not as serious an issue as ICAO has feared, based on the findings of the Airbus Wake Vortex Steering Group, which the manufacturer released yesterday. ICAO, in an interim recommendation, called for 10 nm. of separation between an A380 on approach and a following aircraft (ATWOnline, June 15). However, the Steering Group, which comprised representatives from the European JAA, Eurocontrol, US FAA and Airbus, will recommend that this distance "only be applied to light ...

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