The New Gate Size System

January, 18, 2020 by

Update 19.4 was possibly the biggest update to Infinite Flight since global was released in 2017. With it came various new features, some large and noticeable, others more subtle. One of the latter is the reworking of the gate size restrictions. Consult the following table for a classification of aircraft size.

Code Letter Wingspan Outer Main Gear Span Aircraft
A < 15m < 4.5m Cessna 172, Cirrus SR22, F-14, F-16, F/A 18, F-22, Spitfire, TBM, XCub
B 15-24m 4.5-6m A-10, Cessna 208, Cessna Citation X, Bombardier CRJ, P-38
C 24-36m 6-9m Airbus A318-100, Airbus A319-100, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321-200, Boeing 717-200, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737-900, Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, Embraer E170, Embraer E175, Embraer E190, Embraer E195
D 36-52m 9-14m Boeing 757-200, Boeing 767-300, C-17 Globemaster III, C-130 Hercules, MD11/DC10
E 52-65m 9-14m Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Airbus A340-600, Airbus A350, Boeing 747- 200, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 777-200F, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-300, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 787-10
F 65-80m 14-16m Airbus A380-800, Boeing 747-8

Reference: Infinite Flight Airport Editing Beginners Guide, ICAO Aerodrome Reference Code on SKYbrary

Kai Malcom is a writer for the IFATC Education Group. Kai is an IFATC Specialist, student pilot, web developer and third-party developer.