ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7732 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3408 times:
ETOPS stands for Extended Twin Operations (or close to that), which basically means a twin engine aircraft is certified to fly a certain time/distance away from the nearest airport. I'm sure that someone else will post more detailed information on that one, but basically what it does is allow more direct/efficient routes over areas (such as the Atlantic) where there are few airports.
AVOD, stands for Audio and Video On Demand which basically means that you have a personal tv screen at your seat and you can choose which programming from a list to watch/listen to when you want.
ScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3403 times:
ETOPS is the rules governing twin engine planes flying over water, generally. There are different time limits depending on aircraft in how far away an aircraft can fly from an airport when going over water. Wikipedia will be a good source to look at for more info.
AVOD is audio video on demand. The new enternainment systems on planes where you can choose when and what to watch, rather than being stuck with whatever the aircraft is playing. Everyone can choose something, and also they have their own personal screens of course.