CV640 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 952 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1535 times:
ETOPS doesn't apply for ferry flights. It only applies to Part 121 flights. This is how light aircraft and business jets can fly to many of their destinations, don't have to worry about ETOPS restrictions, can go more direct.
Zeus01 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1457 times:
There are lots of Airbus deliveries right now for NW and probably more to come as fleet replacement planes come into effect in the next few years. They still are recieving A319's every two weeks and in 2003 the first of 23 A330's will arrive.
It would be simple to fly a A320 to NRT, simply put ferry tanks in the cabin and its range is extended by thousands of miles. That how hawian got thier 717's. Maybe they will do that.