Ba299 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 173 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5028 times:
I have read that the 207 etops limit is only available on a flight-by-flight basis.
What it means? Here in the UK if I we are 180 etops we can fly 180 minutes always without any restriction. During the briefing the dispatcher tell us witch limit he have used for the flight preparation but I never heard a flight-by-flight base.
ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4848 times:
Thusfar, ETOPS207 has only been granted to 777 operators, and only across the northern Pacific... where it was instituted after AA flew N777AN ORD-HKG-DFW to test for both it, as well as a plethora of other details concerning the transpolar routes.
ETOPS180 can now be done on the southern Pacific (which is what allowed UA to op LAX-AA), New Zealand">AKL as a 772ER before they killed it).
Jhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6210 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4788 times:
I'm just curious to know....ETOPS is a calculated risk (albeit small). Does anyone know what the predicted likelihood is of when an aircraft operating on ETOPS will eventually experience total power loss?
(Three hours is a long time to be over the ocean in a 250+ passenger jet with one engine turning)
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