Re: A question on ETOPS requirements

Date:         29 Nov 97 03:24:29 
From:         robinjohnson@southcom.com.au (Robin Johnson)
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kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) wrote:
(various things about ETOPS rules)

Yes, but surely the real question is, who enforces this.  Does the
Captain decide to declare the flight non-ETOPS because both engines
were filled with oil from the same can, as he might have to if one of
various specific pieces of equipment were u/s, and so have to fly by
an indirect route? (Not easy on some routes!)
To take the example of an airline that is running both ETOPS and
non-ETOPS flights with the same aircraft model at the same airport,
does someone authorise each departure and make the necessary
procedural checks?