Promotion on ETOPS flight operation in North Pacific area

Chin E. Lin, Hung Chou Lin

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Twin-engine wide-body commercial aircrafts of 300 passenger capacity have become main fleet to many airlines in the recent decades. The extended-range twin-engine operation (ETOPS) is most welcome to operate crossing oceans. ETOPS relates to aircraft performance, regular maintenance, airline operation and alternate airports with standard equipment. To flight safety concerns, the necessary requirements to meet the North Pacific area operation are surveyed in this paper. It is an integral and global problem to discuss in details from basic 90 minutes to 207 minutes operation. This paper is a technical survey to explore its impact to today's air transportation system. As a result, Eva Air is ready to operate the B777-300ER for North Pacific services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-110
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Aeronautics, Astronautics and Aviation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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