The Airbus A350-900 has gained extended-range twin-engine operations (ETOPS) approval from FAA for routes that require beyond 180 minutes diversion time, which will give US A350 operators more range and flexibility with the aircraft. The A350-900 received beyond 180 minutes diversion ETOPS approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in 2014. The FAA approval “means that when the first FAA-affiliated operators start to take delivery of their A350s in 2017 they will be able ...

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