With 10 months operating experience, FedEx says a reduced wake turbulence separation (Recat) criteria developed with the FAA is paying large dividends at its Memphis International Airport hub. The new procedures have reduced average taxi time 27% and increased capacity 19%, FedEx Senior Vice President of Flight Operations Paul Cassell said during Aviation Week’s NextGen Ahead conference in Washington. Whereas the previous two-runway arrival rate was 56 aircraft per hour, Cassell says ...

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