In recent years, there have been a number of initiatives to review and update the wake turbulence categories defined by ICAO and the corresponding state variations.
IFATCA Policy is:
Any aircraft wake turbulence recategorisation shall:
When the prescribed separation is applied, ATCOs shall not be held responsible for wake vortex encounters and related accidents/incidents.
|See: Resolution B10 – WP 92 – Toronto 2017, Resolution B7, B8 – WP 89 – Accra 2018
See also: Resolution B2 – WP 90 – Bali 2013
Last Update: August 11, 2022