planemanofnz wrote:Luxon again singled out GIG and GRU this week as being possible with NZ's new planes. In light of this, can someone tell me why the 772 can't already do AKL - GRU? It's virtually the same distance as AKL - IAH, and follows virtually the same ETOPS path as AKL - EZE, both of which are or have been flown by the 772. Am I missing something?
ICAO EDTO Module 6 -Flight Operations considerations, initially sent to me by 'sunrisevalley' in Feb 2015.
http://www.icao.int/SAM/Documents/2014-EDTO Scroll down and 'Click' EDTO Module 6 -Flight Operations considerations.
Pages 98-100 have an example flight plan for a Trent 895 77E EZE-AKL which is not an identical EDTO scenario to IAH-AKL as additional reserve fuel is required due to the lack of enroute alternates.
zkncj wrote:Only 4x 77E we're converted to ETDO 330minutes - and with the 789 fleet now lost that certification for the time being the current 4x 77Es are going to be pretty well tied up with flying flights that need the 330. I would expect the 789 to take an while to regain its status for long over water journeys with the FAA.
As per page 85 the fire suppression modification is for up to 302 minutes.