B787 gets 330-minute ETOPS certification

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today approved additional extended operations (ETOPS) for the B787 Dreamliner.


B787 gets 330-minute ETOPS certification


The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today approved additional extended operations (ETOPS) for the B787 Dreamliner. The move will allow B787s to be operated up to 330 minutes from a landing field and signals continued confidence in the airplane’s technical capabilities, according to Boeing.

Dreamliners have been allowed to operate up to 180 minutes away from a landing field since they were introduced into service in 2011 and granting of the expanded operational permission will allow airlines to introduce additional routes after they meet the proof of capabilities requirements and receive approval from their own regulatory agencies for such operations. More than 1,030 B787s have been ordered by 60 customers to date with deliveries to date of 146 Dreamliners to 19 customers.