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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Posted (13 years 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1037 times:

Hi,

I thought you might like to see these pics as proof of US 757's not being ETOPS certified and not being legally capable of trans-atlantic flights...


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Photo © James Richard Covington, Jr



This is of a CO 752 with the ETOPS painting on the lower gear door...

Now here is a US 752..


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Photo © Roozbeh M. Davoodi



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...

Greg


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User currently offlineFlyerC_B757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1026 times:

Hello,

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.


User currently offlineFlyerC_B757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1022 times:

Oops,

I honestly thought there were other people that posted! I'm tired. Anyway, I'm defending USAFHummer in advance. Sorry!


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

Thanks Flyer...you will notice when you expand the pics that ETOPS is clearly visible on the CO 757 nose gear door, but not on the US 757 nose gear door...

I also am bringing this to the top so ATCT can see this evidence and make his response...

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offlineAmbasaid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1004 times:

USAFhummer,

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.)

.


User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 996 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.

GOT



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