Re: ETOPS Question

Date:         25 Sep 97 01:39:45 
From:         faurecm@halcyon.com (C. Marin Faure)
Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
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In article <airliners.1997.2184@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Peter
<peter@whistler.ee.uec.ac.jp> wrote:

> > > I have a basic (hopefully not dumb) ETOPS question:
>
> I have another: Following an engine failure, is there any actual
> requirement to land at that alternate airfield [180 or 60 or whatever
> minutes away] or can you continue all the way to the destination on one
> engine?

In-flight engine shutdowns are not taken lightly.  Following one, I
suspect the standing orders at every airline are to proceed immediately to
the nearest suitable airport.

C. Marin Faure
  author, Flying A Floatplane