Re: ETOPS 240 mins

Date:         30 Mar 99 01:53:15 
From:         Michael & Iain Butler <>
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Karl Swartz wrote:
> That would be Midway Island.  Easter Island also (barely) plugs a big
> hole for 180-minute ETOPS rules, but it's in the South Pacific.  An
> example of a route which depends on it is Santiago to Papete;

LAN Santiago - Papeete services stop at Easter Is.  This raises an
interesting question.  If the airport at Easter Is is open for
take-off but not landing (eg low cloud) could an ETOPS aircraft
take off given that once airborne it will not have an operating
airport within 180min.

Mike Butler                  Wellington NZ
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