Ikarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2637 times:
Cedarjet: The issue you are referring to has recently been discussed here. I can fully understand your sentiment.
On the transatlantic question:
So, do delivery flights count? In that case, regional jets and others are allowed to cross.
About certification - I don't think there's a specific "allowed to fly transatlantic" certificate. I think it's the range they are certified for, and if they are twinjets, their time allowed away from land. So take the two closest airports on either side of the pond, compare that to the ranges of all known airliners, find out whether they're ETOPS certified if they're twins, and you know the information. If a stopover in Iceland is permitted, I'd imagine even non-BBJ 737s can do the trip, as well as normal A319s.
Airman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 974 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2587 times:
Sorry to say that Skyservice Airlines was suppoused to fly from YHZ to Malaga Spain on the 319's this summer and last summer but we never got the ETOPS/EROPS. But Who in their right mind would want to fly in something that small on a flight that long??? The smallest that I think I have seen in YYT from the other side is Tu-154 for Sibir Airlines. Just about a month ago.