Re: MD80 and ETOPS

Date:         02 Mar 97 15:18:03 
From:         rickydik@ix.netcom.com (RD Rick)
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In <airliners.1997.532@ohare.Chicago.COM> Jan-Erik Andelin
<andelin@clinet.fi> writes:
>Have any airlines obtained ETOPS for their MD80's ?
>SAS ? Alaska ? BWIA ?

Alaska pretty much follows the Aleutians, so not much need for ETOPS.
There's plenty of islands in the Carib, too.

BTW, the USN has been flying their C-9B (DC9-30) US mainland to Hawaii
(150 min?) for over 20 years without losing one.
rd