FAA goes back to the drawing board on separation rules for Boeing jets

10/6/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The · Seattle Times, The

The FAA said Tuesday it was backing off an earlier order requiring other planes to stay well back of Boeing's two newest models, the 787 and 747-8. "It was issued prematurely," said FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown of last week's order mandating 10 miles of separation. "There were a number of errors." A new order for the 747-8 is expected within a matter of days, while revised guidelines for the 787 will take more than a week, Brown said.

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