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Newark Airport Gets OK For Boeing’s New Superjumbo

Boeing 747-8
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The biggest airliner Boeing has ever built may soon be coming to Newark Liberty airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration has given the airport a waiver so it can receive flights by the massive Boeing 747-8

The new Boeing is 13 feet wider and 18 feet longer than the company’s previous version of the 747.

Newark’s taxiways are too close together to legally handle the plane. The airport had to get special permission from the FAA.

The FAA posted the permit online this week.

FAA has a few conditions, though. The 747-8 has to stay off certain taxiways on the north and south ends of the airport. It can’t taxi faster than 20 mph.

New York’s Kennedy airport received a waiver for the plane in June.

 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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