You will notice the lack of "ETOPS" on the nose gear door of the US 752, whereas it is clearly visible on the CO 752, and in case you were wondering "ETOPS" is painted on the other nose gear door (not visible)...I now this from seeing a CO 752 from the other side and seeing "ETOPS" on it...
Case closed-US 757's are NOT ETOPS certified...and there is no good reason for them to be anyway, as the 757's do not need all the extra weight of overwater survival gear when they fly transcons and no ETOPS-necessary route...
Another source of mine indicated that CO, UA, and TW are the only airlines to have 757's ETOPS certified...e-mail me and I will be happy to provide a URL...
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FlyerC_B757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1338 times:
Yes, he's right. As you can remember that a few days ago a CO B757-200 had to make an emergency landing in the U.K. Its flight was from Somewhere, U.K. to Newark, New Jersey. That is definately an ETOPS flight! I can't say whether U.S. Air's B752's are ETOPS certified, but I'm just confirming that he knows his shit.
Ambasaid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1316 times:
Your argument isnt valid, it is quite possible that an airline operates all its B757's to ETOPS standards, therefore there is no required to differentiate between them. You therefore need to come up with a better justification.
(I’m not saying that US Air’s aircraft are certified or aren’t certified, because I don’t know.)
GOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1308 times:
I'm just wondering: What would US need ETOPS certified 757's for? They have A330 for the transatlantic flights and they are good enough. And I don't think 757 is mentioned to be a transatlantic aircraft, some carriers only uses it like that.
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