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ETOPS no more??

Tue Mar 09, 1999 3:43 pm

Check out the current edition of AW&ST on the web. ( There's an article in this week's edition that describes Boeing's efforts to urge the FAA to completely end the ETOPS regulations for twin engined planes.

Currently Boeing is seeking an extension to 207 minutes from 180 minutes for the 777, but it said that later this year it would work with several pilots' associations to urge the FAA to scrap the current ETOPS system.

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RE: ETOPS no more??

Tue Mar 09, 1999 11:29 pm

Last week, ALPA has agreed to 207 minutes ETOPS. However, 207 minutes ETOPS is an extension to 180 minutes ETOPS. It applies only when an 180 minute ETOPS is planned and there is a possiblility for the diversion airport to shutdown due to weather. In this case, the plane is allowed to fly for an additional 27 minutes to a further diversion airport. It's granted on a case-to-case basis.
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RE: ETOPS no more??

Wed Mar 10, 1999 6:25 am

I can't agree with Boeing on this one.
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower

RE: ETOPS no more??

Wed Mar 10, 1999 6:37 am

Those Boeing what to get rid of ETOPS for that the the engines are really reliable or that Boeing thinks that ETOPS is not a safe way to fly?

(Maybe then a new Tri-Jet airliner from Boeing, the MD-11XX) hehehe. A man can dream.

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