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