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"Super" A380

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We received a new FAA notice concerning the A380 a few days ago. The A380 will not be referred to as a Heavy in US ATC communications. The suffix "Super" will be used in all communications about the A380. Also more stringent separation criteria is required. For instance, A Heavy behind a heavy on final only require 4 miles of separation. A heavy aircraft behind an A380 requires six miles now. A small behind an A380 requires a whopping ten miles of wake turbulence separation. I wonder what the major airport ATC's think about that?

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