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Delta Transatlantic - Etops 180?  
User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2291 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3993 times:

Does Delta's transatlantic flights have ETOPS 180? I ask because I see many 747/A340s going across the pond and was wondering if these 4-engine aircraft can take shorter routes than the DL two-engine types.

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User currently offlineFlyingClrs727 From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 939 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3955 times:

I don't think there's a single route across the north Altantic between North America and Europe that requires the full 180 minutes of an ETOPS 180 rating. Most of them don't even need a 120 minutes.


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 7224 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3772 times:

They started the 138-minute ETOPS just for the purpose of closing up the last little no-go triangle in the North Atlantic. So as long as all the usual alternates are available nobody needs 180 minutes, and you'd think they could usually manage fine with 120.

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