Re: longest flight?

From:         FilipPC.DeVos@rug.ac.be (Filip De Vos)
Organization: University of Ghent, Belgium
Date:         08 Oct 96 13:00:09 
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Karl Swartz (kls@ohare.Chicago.COM) wrote:

: Europe to South America is not a problem.  In fact, most of Europe to
: the eastern part of South America (including Rio and Buenos Aires) can
: be done with 120 minute ETOPS with little or no penalty.  There's a
: hole in the Atlantic that poses a problem for routes like LHR-CCS
: (Carracas, Venezuela) but it all but disappears with a 180 minute
: rule-time.

I believe the CAB (the UK equivalent of the FAA) introduced a new
category, the 132min ETOPS, to close that Atlantic gap. Seems all those
charter airlines with large RR powered 757 fleets wanted a straight path
to Florida.

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