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FAA.(North America report)(Brief Article)

FAA last month released its long-awaited ETOPS NPRM creating regulations "governing the design, maintenance and operation of airplanes and engines for flights that go beyond certain distances from an adequate airport." As proposed, the rule would "extend some requirements that previously applied only to two-engine airplanes to airplanes with more than two engines if they are to be operated more than 180 minutes from an adequate airport," while permitting what effectively are unlimited extended-range operations for airlines and aircraft types that comply with the final rule. …

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