Re: ETOPS for north pole routes

From:         wb8foz@netcom.com (David Lesher)
Organization: NRK Clinic for habitual NetNews Abusers - Beltway Annex
Date:         12 Oct 96 21:34:28 
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Jean-Francois Mezei <jfmezei@videotron.ca> writes:


>Is there a clear definition of what facilities are required on the
>ground to make a legal emergency landing strip for ETOPS consideration?

To expand that....

	What kind of r/w length are needed for:

	1)	full-load takeoff vs
	2)	emergency landing, say w/ 50% fuel vs
	3)	stripped down, empty, minimum everything takeoff.
	?


Now, each airframe will be different, but is there some approx.
ratio to them?

My point is obvious -- there have to be fields too short to
'support' a given a/c, but still viable ETOPS alternates, if
you're willing to shuttle the px out on 737's....


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