FAA sticks with 10-mile wake rule for Boeing 747-8

10/21/2010 | Seattle Times, The

The FAA has reinstated an interim rule requiring pilots landing behind Boeing's new 747-8 to keep a greater distance due to concerns over turbulence. The agency now says models suggest the new jet's wake will be similar to that of the existing 747-400, but it will stick with its "conservative" 10-mile rule until data from flight tests can be evaluated.

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