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Tue Jan 22, 2002 9:30 am

On US Airways Shuttle the safety card reads: "Airbus A320 EOW." What does the EOW stand for? Extended Over Water? Does this have anything to do with ETOPS, because I didn't think the A320 was ETOPS certified. Thanks for your help!
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RE: Eow?

Tue Jan 22, 2002 11:50 am

These aircraft are equipped with additional safety equipment, such as liferafts and lifevests, which allows them to be used for over-water flying. I'm sure there are other features, too...

US operates a number of 737s that cannot fly overwater (i.e., no Carribbean destinations). They have only seat cushion floatation devices; others are equipped with the lifevests and rafts.