October 15, 2014
EASA certifies Airbus A350 XWB for up to 370 minute ETOPS
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the new Airbus A350-900 airliner for ETOPS (Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations) ‘beyond 180 minutes’ diversion time. This includes an option for up to 370 minute maximum diversion time. The A350-900 becomes the first new airliner ever to be approved for “ETOPS beyond 180 minutes” before entry into service.