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What Is Etops?  
User currently offlineBA-747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

i know its something to do with flights flying over water but what exactly is it?? cheers

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User currently offlineAstrojet From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 565 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1358 times:

I guess it means extended twin operations, I don´t remember how many minutes it was to the next airport. 180?

User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1349 times:

ETOPS A/C, but not for all airlines:

- 737-200/300/700 (Aloha)
- 777
- 767
- 737NGs
- 757
- A300
- A310
- A330
- A320/A319?

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User currently offlineMilldoh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1348 times:

ETOPS is an acronym for Extended-Range Twin-Engine Operations. Without an ETOPS rating, an aircraft with only two engines must be able to get to an airport where it can safely land within 60 minutes if an engine fails in-flight. ETOPS extends this "rule time" to 90 minutes or more, up to a maximum of 180 minutes. Obtaining an ETOPS rating requires certification of the reliability of an airframe/engine combination as well as an airline's flight operations and maintenance. Usually extra equipment is required as well, such as additional backup systems for electrical power. ETOPS does not require over-water equipment (e.g., life rafts) or additional fuel tanks, though these are usually required for the typical missions of ETOPS-rated aircraft.

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