cmckeithen
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How Does A Plane Certify To Fly Etops?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:27 am

How does a plane certify to fly ETOPS?
 
DIJKKIJK
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RE: How Does A Plane Certify To Fly Etops?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:49 am

ETOPS stands for Extended (range) Twin (engine) Operations. So I guess the criteria are
1. The plane must have no more than two engines.
2. It must be able to carry enough fuel to fly the distance.



I should think someone will be able to give you a more technical answer.
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RE: How Does A Plane Certify To Fly Etops?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:59 am

I do not know much more than DIJKKIJK about this topic but here is a good site with the answer:

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/aeromagazine/aero_07/etops.html
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RE: How Does A Plane Certify To Fly Etops?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:07 am

In the US, the requirements for ETOPS (for airplanes and air carriers) can be found at the following website:

http://www2.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/2638EAF8B89680A8862569BA00751C8C?OpenDocument