The April 11 mishap at a taxiway intersection at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, in which the wingtip of a taxiing Airbus A380 struck the tail of a Bombardier CRJ700 regional jet and spun the smaller aircraft nearly 90 deg., is raising some big questions. More precisely, the incident raises questions about how to ensure safe ground operations of really big commercial aircraft. The incident occurred at nighttime, and the Air France A380 crew, taxiing to a runway ...


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