Re: A question on ETOPS requirements

Date:         01 Dec 97 02:33:55 
From:         rlawler@isd.net
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Robin Johnson wrote:
> 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?

Yes, the person designated under FAR 121 Subpart "U".  I wonder who it
could be..