GoA340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 682 times:
I think they only want to extend it to 207 minutes. That will be enough for 777 operators using the pacific routes...It is a drawback for the A340 but again the decision to go for the 777 or the 340 is not only based on two or four engines. After all the rules are going to apply to the A330 as well, and it is up to airbus to extend the jet's range if it wants to compete more efficiently...
JZ From United States of America, joined May 1999, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 677 times:
With the track record of 180-minute ETOPS, I think 240-minute ETOPS will be fine. But I wonder what routes can this be applied. On the Atlantic, 180-minutes is more than enough. On the Pacific, I think 210-minutes ETOPS can cover the majority of the routes.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8395 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (15 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 675 times:
240 minutes (at least) is needed for some routes across the South Pacific, ie Argentina to Sydney, also Perth to Harare and Joburg.
CX747, never missing a chance to deliberately misinterpret a remark and kick off that Airbus vs Boeing thing. Airbus may have pioneered heavy twins, but the 767 was the first ETOPS twin by a mile. A300 Classics have never been used on ETOPS routes, only the -600R. So sorry to deprive you of your moral high horse, Boeing started it. And please refrain from reading things into posts that aren't in fact meant (as is usually obvious).
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
BryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 655 times:
Last year I remember reading in AW&ST magazine that the fraction of flights that have engine trouble over an ETOPS area is absurdly low: 1 in 60,000 if I remember correctly. The technology in engines is incredible today; the engines of today are much more dependable than even the engines of a decade and a half ago, when twin ETOPS operations started.