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For ATCT...av-related On Etops

Wed Mar 21, 2001 11:00 am

Hi,

I thought you might like to see these pics as proof of US 757's not being ETOPS certified and not being legally capable of trans-atlantic flights...


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Photo © James Richard Covington, Jr



This is of a CO 752 with the ETOPS painting on the lower gear door...

Now here is a US 752..


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Photo © Roozbeh M. Davoodi



You will notice the lack of "ETOPS" on the nose gear door of the US 752, whereas it is clearly visible on the CO 752, and in case you were wondering "ETOPS" is painted on the other nose gear door (not visible)...I now this from seeing a CO 752 from the other side and seeing "ETOPS" on it...

Case closed-US 757's are NOT ETOPS certified...and there is no good reason for them to be anyway, as the 757's do not need all the extra weight of overwater survival gear when they fly transcons and no ETOPS-necessary route...

Another source of mine indicated that CO, UA, and TW are the only airlines to have 757's ETOPS certified...e-mail me and I will be happy to provide a URL...

Greg
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RE: For ATCT...av-related On Etops

Wed Mar 21, 2001 11:16 am

Hello,

Yes, he's right. As you can remember that a few days ago a CO B757-200 had to make an emergency landing in the U.K. Its flight was from Somewhere, U.K. to Newark, New Jersey. That is definately an ETOPS flight! I can't say whether U.S. Air's B752's are ETOPS certified, but I'm just confirming that he knows his shit.
 
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RE: For ATCT...av-related On Etops

Wed Mar 21, 2001 11:21 am

Oops,

I honestly thought there were other people that posted! I'm tired. Anyway, I'm defending USAFHummer in advance. Sorry!
 
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RE: For ATCT...av-related On Etops

Wed Mar 21, 2001 9:56 pm

Thanks Flyer...you will notice when you expand the pics that ETOPS is clearly visible on the CO 757 nose gear door, but not on the US 757 nose gear door...

I also am bringing this to the top so ATCT can see this evidence and make his response...

Greg
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RE: For ATCT...av-related On Etops

Thu Mar 22, 2001 1:22 am

USAFhummer,

Your argument isnt valid, it is quite possible that an airline operates all its B757's to ETOPS standards, therefore there is no required to differentiate between them. You therefore need to come up with a better justification.

(I’m not saying that US Air’s aircraft are certified or aren’t certified, because I don’t know.)

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RE: For ATCT...av-related On Etops

Thu Mar 22, 2001 2:20 am

I'm just wondering: What would US need ETOPS certified 757's for? They have A330 for the transatlantic flights and they are good enough. And I don't think 757 is mentioned to be a transatlantic aircraft, some carriers only uses it like that.

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