wagz From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 504 posts, RR: 18 Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2361 times:
When the A380 is the succeeding aircraft it should be treated no differently than any other aircraft. In this case it would be treated as a Heavy when following Heavy/757 aircraft. There is nothing special about about the A380 in front of it, only behind it.
As for 5-9-6, I'm not certain but I would say that still applies. The "experts" (whoever they are) determined that wake turbulence only spreads within 2500 feet horizontally of the flight path of an aircraft. Since 5-9-6 specifically states runway center lines at least 2500 feet apart, I would assume it is still relevant since we haven't been told otherwise.
My facility hasn't worked any A380s yet, but we are a designated diversion location for the A380s that go to JFK and IAD. We were briefed only on specific taxi routes for the A380 diversion as far as the tower is concerned, and the wake turbulence requirements for aircraft following the A380. Also, visual separation shall NOT be applied between other aircraft and the A380.
I think Big Foot is blurry, Its not the photographers fault. Theres a large out of focus monster roaming the countryside