PHL-NRT Under ETOPS 180

Date:         09 Dec 97 03:54:22 
From:         "B.A. Patterson" <bap@OCBA.net>
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The U.S. Gov't has been reported as negotiating rights with Japan for US
Airways to serve NRT.  It would presumably do so from PHL.  Since US
Airways only has, and is only likely to acquire, two engined aircraft, can
they use such an airplane (777 or A330) to fly PHL-NRT under ETOPS 180?  If
they had to stop enroute or fly a convoluted route, it seems that they
could not be competitive.