Re: ETOPS for north pole routes

From:         Niels Sampath <niels@lofgren.demon.co.uk>
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Date:         21 Oct 96 13:31:38 
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In article <airliners.1996.2161@ohare.Chicago.COM>
           avi8r@airmail.net "Kim Christensen" writes:

>Jean-Francois Mezei <jfmezei@videotron.ca> wrote:
>
>>I beleive that Resolute Bay (YRB - Long: 94 50W lat: 74 42N) is
>>capable of handling large jets even though its runway is gravel. It
>>handles 737 and 727s easily every day and I was told that a 747 has
>>landed there at least once.
>>
>
>Resolute Bay would be a good second choice.
>But Alert? No, no, no, no, no!
>Drop YLT from your ETOPS calculations and use BGTL instead.
>

Can anyone confirm that Resolute Bay is -still- gravel?

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Niels