Airbus continues to battle wake vortex limits as it eyes ways to smooth A380 service entry
A380 production problems aren't the only challenge Airbus faces when it comes to the mega-transport. Operational issues surrounding the aircraft's entry into service, along with reducing current separation limits, remain hot topics. The latter are the result of an ongoing debate over the strength of A380 wake vortices compared with other aircraft, with regulators initially imposing a large, 15-naut.-mi. in-cruise separation distance and a 10-naut.-mi. separation in final approach ...
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