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User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3451 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

On Oct.23 Tunisia's Syphax Airlines flew a kind of promotional flight to Montreal, Canada on the occasion of an exhibition there and some 140 businessmen and journalists were on that flight.

http://fr24.com/2013-10-23/10:12/12x/SYA8330/20ee728

You can notice that the aircraft didn't follow a NAT route and approaching Iceland it descended from FL380 to FL280. What could be the reason for that ? Flights to Montreal on that day were all on NATs, so why Syphax A330 flew further north on a classic route and why descended ? Does it have to do with MNPS certification ? Or ETOPS ? Or else ? The retour from Montreal on Oct.27 also did the same route back through Greenland and Iceland.

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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24891 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (8 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1579 times:

Quoting TS-IOR (Thread starter):
You can notice that the aircraft didn't follow a NAT route and approaching Iceland it descended from FL380 to FL280. What could be the reason for that ?

Probably lacked the necessary RVSM certification and was thus restricted to altitudes below FL290. I think that's the lower limit but I'm sureone more technical can advise in more detail.

The more northerly route was probably due to the lack of ETOPS certification.

[Edited 2013-11-07 15:30:37]

User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3451 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

The aircraft is ex-Emirates and AFAIK all A330s are ETOPS 180 at least or 240 even.

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24871 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (8 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1519 times:

Quoting TS-IOR (Reply 2):
The aircraft is ex-Emirates and AFAIK all A330s are ETOPS 180 at least or 240 even.

Yes but what operational specs is Syphax licensed for ? Also crew trained for ?



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User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3451 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

After this flight and the flight back home, crew, 2 captains and 2 first officers, was granted an ETOPS/MNPS qualification. They were supervised by a TRI from Airbus. So maybe next flights will use a NAT and within MNPS +FL290 ?

User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3501 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1334 times:

Is this airline operating or planning to operate to YUL on a regular basis? I doubt it considering Tunisair already tried YUL-TUN. YUL already has a significant presence from the Mehgreb (AT and Air Algerie)


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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17002 posts, RR: 67
Reply 6, posted (8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

Quoting TS-IOR (Reply 2):
The aircraft is ex-Emirates and AFAIK all A330s are ETOPS 180 at least or 240 even.

ETOPS certification is more than the plane. The crew, the airline and the maintenance organization also need to be certified.



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