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Airbus calls for Boeing 747-8 evacuation test

Chicago-based Boeing Co. should be obliged by U.S. civil aviation authorities to conduct an emergency evacuation test of its new 747-8 Intercontinental, a senior Airbus executive said Wednesday.

The 747-8, a stretched version of the 747-400, was rolled out over the weekend at Boeing’s plant outside Seattle. It will carry 467 passengers, 51 more than the current version of the jumbo jet, offering airlines a lower cost-per-seat mile. Get the full story »

FAA puts 10 miles between 787, trailing planes on landing

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an interim requirement that planes landing after either of Boeing’s two new airplanes, the 787 Dreamliner and the 747-8 jumbo jet, stay at least 10 miles behind.

The current requirement for large airplanes, including the 747-400 in service, is just 4 miles separation from other heavy jets and up to 6 miles from light aircraft. Get the full story »