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ETOPS no more??  
User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 453 posts, RR: 0
Posted (17 years 2 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1271 times:

Check out the current edition of AW&ST on the web. (www.aviationweek.com) There's an article in this week's edition that describes Boeing's efforts to urge the FAA to completely end the ETOPS regulations for twin engined planes.

Currently Boeing is seeking an extension to 207 minutes from 180 minutes for the 777, but it said that later this year it would work with several pilots' associations to urge the FAA to scrap the current ETOPS system.

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User currently offlineJZ From United States of America, joined May 1999, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (17 years 2 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1271 times:

Last week, ALPA has agreed to 207 minutes ETOPS. However, 207 minutes ETOPS is an extension to 180 minutes ETOPS. It applies only when an 180 minute ETOPS is planned and there is a possiblility for the diversion airport to shutdown due to weather. In this case, the plane is allowed to fly for an additional 27 minutes to a further diversion airport. It's granted on a case-to-case basis.

User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4556 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (17 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1271 times:

I can't agree with Boeing on this one.

"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offline767-400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (17 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1271 times:

Those Boeing what to get rid of ETOPS for that the the engines are really reliable or that Boeing thinks that ETOPS is not a safe way to fly?

(Maybe then a new Tri-Jet airliner from Boeing, the MD-11XX) hehehe. A man can dream.

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