I'm particularly wondering about the ERJs and CRJs flying with US regional airlines. Do some of these airlines fly RJs across the Mexican Gulf to Cancun or Florida-Texas/Mexico or US-Caribbean?
Can airlines order aircraft with 60, 90, 120 or 180 minutes ETOPS, or does the manufacturer have to complete standard ETOPS tests and have the aircraft approved by FAA and JAA before offering them to customers?
Just wondering. Anyone in-the-know somewhere out there?