• What is an ETOPS approval?

    An extended Range Twin Operations approval (ETOPS) permits twin-engined aeroplanes to operate over a route that contains a point further than one hour flying time at the approved one-engine inoperative cruise speed. This is applicable to flights under standard conditions in still air from an adequate aerodrome.

    In order to be granted an ETOPS approval you need:

    • An AOC (Air Operator Certificate)
    • to demonstrate that the necessary airworthiness, maintenance and operational requirements are in place

    How do I apply?

    Fill in form SRG 1814 and send to the Flight Operations Policy Department.

    Details of costs can be found in the CAA Scheme of Charges - Air Operator and Police Air Operator Certificates. Applicants should also inform their assigned Flight Operations Inspector.