I've enjoyed all the conversations surrounding this topic however I was wondering, despite being a "widebody", would the A330 and A340 be classified as heavies?
The only reason why I ask is that I have a scanner tracking activity at Logan International here in Boston. Several weeks ago I heard Aer Lingus' transmission as it was approaching runway 4R.
I could have sworn that the the Aer Lingus pilot's response to the Boston Air Traffic commands was "Shamrock 133" and not "Shamrock 133 heavy" which I know it used to be when they flew the 747-100's years ago.
Could anyone who is on the ball with this kind of information please tell me if I was just hearing things or if in fact an A330 is not considered a "heavy"!