Re: Lufthansa advertisements, A340

From:         rdd@cactus.org (Robert Dorsett)
Organization: Capital Area Central Texas UNIX Society, Austin, Tx
Date:         08 Feb 94 23:33:12 PST
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In article <airliners.1994.907@orchard.Chicago.COM> you write:
>>Is ETOPS a purely overwater thing, or do remote land areas without
>>facilities count too?
>
>It's generally thought of as overwater, but it's really 120-minutes
>or 180-minutes or whatever with an engine out from the nearest usable
>landing site, regardless is whether there's water or land underneath.

True, and notably this includes much of Russia.  While there are many suitable
runways for diversion, there aren't many suitable *airports* (with
suitable emergency facilities, approach and landing aids, etc).





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