Optimization of the ICAO wake turbulence separation classes by use of longitudinal wake turbulence static pair-wise separation (S-PWS) minima on departures for the initial common departure path from the runway, applicable in all operating conditions. The specification is based on the comparison of wake generation and wake resistance between aircraft types, to reference pairs considered as acceptable baseline for wake turbulence risk, and using aircraft type characteristics. This allows reduction of separation minima for most aircraft pairs, enabling runway throughput increase compared to ICAO scheme, whilst maintaining acceptable levels of safety.
|Airport ATC system to monitor wake turbulence risk using ground-based LIDAR/Radar
|Optimised Separation Delivery for Departure
|Wake Turbulence separations (for departures) based on Dynamic Aircraft Characteristics
|Increased Runway Throughput through Dynamic Wake Turbulence Separation