Federal Aviation Administration Wake Turbulence Program - Recent Highlights

Aircraft-generated wake turbulence has for years been a major factor in the air-traffic-control-imposed separations between aircraft during departure, transit and arrival operations conducted at airports and air corridors of high volume. A brief account of the current wake turbulence program activity is presented herein. A suite of wake mitigation solutions to improve both capacity and safety are being developed, and more importantly, are being implemented. This paper highlights four specific examples from the current wake turbulence program portfolio, which are Federal Aviation Administration Order 7110.308, Wake Turbulence Mitigation for Departure, Wake Turbulence Mitigation for Arrival and Wake Turbulence Recategorization. All of these solutions directly support the Next Generation Air Transpiration System's objective for capacity enhancement goals. The program acknowledges all of the past research and development in the field leading to the current successes, and continues to seek constructive feedbacks from the stakeholders.

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    Federal Aviation Administration

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    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    Langley Research Center
    Hampton, VA  United States  23681
  • Authors:
    • Tittsworth, Jeffrey A
    • Lang, Steven R
    • Johnson, Edward J
    • Barnes, Stephen
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  • Publication Date: 2012-10


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 8p

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  • Accession Number: 01449513
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2012 3:52PM