ICAO type designator: A388
ICAO type description: L4J
Wake turbulance category: J
Max operating level: FL 430
Typical cruising speed: Fast
Climb performance: Good
Approach category: D
A-380 is in a special wake turbulence category. The expression „super“ should be included imeediately after the aircraft callsign in the initial radiotelephony contact.
Radar wake turbulence separation:
Preceding A-380, following by A-380 – no specific sep
Preceding A-380, following by (H) 6 NM
Preceding A-380, following by (M) 7 NM
Preceding A-380, following by (L) 8 NM
(H) departing behind A-380: 2 min
(M/L) departing behind: 3 min.
(M/L) departing behind from intersection: 4 min.
Nice to know:
Capacity: Typical 3-class config: 525
MTOW: 560.000 kg
What to look for
- Full upper deck
- 4 Engines
- Wingtip fence