Tag: ETOPS

EASA Certifies A330neo for ETOPS Beyond 180 Minutes

Reading Time: 1 minute EASA has approved the A330-900 for ETOPS (Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations) “beyond 180 minutes” diversion time. With this certification operators of the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 powered A330neo can fly long-range routes beyond 180 minutes flying time. The approval, which includes ETOPS 180 min. capability in the aircraft’s basic specification, now also includes the option […]

Airbus A330neo En Route to Function and Reliability Tests

Reading Time: 1 minute Flying over European Airbus sites and visiting 15 cities worldwide to test aircraft readiness for airline operations. The A330neo, Airbus’ newest widebody aircraft, has embarked on a worldwide tour to demonstrate its readiness for airline operations. As a final step in the aircraft certification phase, these function and reliability tests, also known as route proving, will […]

Latest GTF Fixes To Take A ‘Few Months’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pratt & Whitney, moving to quickly fix the latest in-service issue with its PW1000G geared turbofan family, will un-do a high-pressure compressor (HPC) upgrade introduced last year. Changes in MRO shops and the production line have begun, and the first updated engines are expected to be ready in March. The latest issue is with the HPC […]

FAA Approves A350 XWB for ‘Beyond 180 Minutes’ ETOPS

Reading Time: 2 minutes The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the Airbus A350-900 for ETOPS* (Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations) ‘beyond 180 minutes’ diversion time. This approval means that when the first FAA-affiliated operators start to take delivery of their A350s in 2017 they will be able to serve new direct non-limiting routings, compared with a standard […]