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Wake Turbulence Separation Standards for Aircraft Infographic

As airplanes move through the air, counter-rotating horizontal tornadoes are generated off the wings. This phenomenon, known as wake turbulence, creates a potentially dangerous situation for trailing aircraft. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) counts on experts at U.S. DOT Volpe Center,...

Wake Turbulence Research

The findings from the past decade of wake turbulence research are helping ensure wake turbulence safety, reduce airport delays, shorten final approaches to airports, and reduce fuel burn and emissions.