BryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 429 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1022 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.
JZ From United States of America, joined May 1999, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1022 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.