ETOPS

News And Notes On Wednesday, March 7th

I’ve written about the Boeing 787 problems a number of times.  There have been a bunch of rumors that a solution is imminent.  One of the things that’s been rumored is that the 787 ETOPS certificate would be clipped in whole or in part.  ETOPS is short for “Extended Twin Engine Operations”, planes apply for and receive certification to fly long distances from an airport (ETOPS is also humorously referred to as Engine Turns or Passengers Swim).  The 787 achieved the ability to fly 5 hours from the nearest airport. […]