Date: 07 Aug 99 01:23:06 From: email@example.com (William Mac Gree) Organization: SkyPoint Communications, Inc.
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Some funny stuff on ETOPS extension: The new inquiries about TWA's flight 800 has revealed that the explosion was due to a great default which concerns 80% of Boeing's fleet : the lack of fire suppression systems ! Many unions have quickly reacted to link it with the already discussed ETOPS diversion time extension to 207 and 240 minutes. The proposal is based on the premise that fire suppression systems can contain an onboard fire for 222 minutes, which is already not sufficient in the case of a 4 hour diversion and especially, not sufficient when there are NO fire suppression systems !!!!