Re: ETOPS for north pole routes

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
Date:         21 Oct 96 02:29:22 
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>significantly missing is Sondrestrom Greenland

Sondre Stromfjord is definitely an ETOPS alternate.  It was one of the
key alternates used in the original trans-Atlantic ETOPS papers of the
early 1980s, and was a critical alternate for North Atlantic ETOPS, at
least at 138 minute and lower rule times.  With a 180 minute rule time
you might be able to get along without it.

The only other potential alternate between Iceland and Canada was
Narssarsuaq, which is way too far north to be very interesting for
most North Atlantic flights, and the facilities are too poor for it to
be a very useful alternate.

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