06 June 2009

The wake vortices of the Antonov An-225 Myria are so powerful that 15 minutes must be allowed for the vortices to disappate before another aircraft can follow it on final approach or departure. As such, the aircraft is routed by operator Antonov Airlines preferentially to less-congested airports to avoid disrupting aircraft operations.

Source: Flightpath, Volume 2. "Special Operations: Antonov Airlines" by Thomas Withington, p34.

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