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User currently offlineZebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 417 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 5435 times:

Does anyone know if any of the A320 family(319,320,321) have been certified for ETOPS? I know that Aloha uses 737-700 on flights to the mainland. I'm sure they have the range for over water flights since JetBlue uses 320's from JFK to the westcoast as well as America West using 320's to PHX and LAS.


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User currently offlineA380-700R From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 5353 times:

On the Airbus homepage ( http://www.airbus.com ) you can find a special ETOPS-page in the A330/340-section. Here Airbus points out that "all wide-bodied Airbus twins (A300-600, A310 and A330) are type-certificated to 180 minutes and all A320 Family aircraft to 120 minutes."




User currently offlineKiss My L-1011 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 5324 times:

The A-320 has an ETOPS rating, but airlines don't fly a narrow body a/c like the -320 for an oceanic crossing.

User currently offlineOO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 5 hours ago) and read 5298 times:

Well Kiss the L1011, they actually did. I remember that Conair flew charter flights from Scandinanvia to FLL a fey years ago (with a fuel stop somewhere probably in YQX or BGR).


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User currently offlineKonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 hours ago) and read 5288 times:

Continental flies the 757 from Cincinatti to Glasgow I think.

User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2107 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5264 times:

Continental fly the 757-200 from Newark to Glasgow and back every day.


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User currently offlineKtliem@YVR From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5264 times:

Ansett used to fly A320 ETOPS from Perth to Christmas Island starting in 1993. According to their website they's not serving Christmas Island anymore.

Other airlines I know of that operate two-engine 100-150 seats aircrafts over long stretches of water are Air Pacific & Aloha Airlines.

Air Pacific is flying the 737-800 from Nadi to Vancouver; a distance of 10,000 km almost all over water.
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Aloha have recently started flying the 737-700 from Honolulu to California.

So obviously there's a need for small ETOPS airplanes .


User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25324 posts, RR: 49
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5251 times:

About 3 years ago Canada 3000 operated YYZ-CPH with A320's.



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5239 times:

Continental flies 757s into AMS as well (at least on some flights, they also use 767s).
Some time ago I saw a Canada3000 A32x at AMS. Probably rented to someone else, but I never saw her again after that, only A330s



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User currently offlineGate Keeper From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5202 times:

We at C3000 used the A320 from YYZ-CPH with a tech. stop in KEF. The aircraft were certified to 138 mins. ETOPS. This is the longest ever given for the A320. The route was dropped 3yrs ago and the ETOPS was not maintained on our aircraft. We will soon take delivery of 9 319's the second group of 3 to arrive spring '02 will be extended range. Looks like we will be ETOPS once again on the narrow body fleet...possibly YVR-HNL.

User currently offlineTravellin'man From United States of America, joined May 2001, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5128 times:

I think Air Na'Uru runs 737's from Australia to Na'Uru, which is quite a ways overwater, how much I'm not sure, though. A brief digression: the island is an atoll made up of thousands of years of birdshit that has transformed into phosphates that have been so heavily mined that a) the residents have only a quarter of the island left to live on, and are considering leaving and b) they have the highest per capita income of any nation in the world.
Bizarre story for the day!
Cheers!



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User currently offlineJetset From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5119 times:

early 90,s conair did operate approx 20 a320 flts per week via gander (cyqx) west to fll/cun/pop/puj , and east to got/arn/cph. crew changes also in cyqx.

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