A330 can now fly further

Operators of the new A330-200 freighter will benefit from increased ETOPS range. Airbus image
Operators of the new A330-200 freighter will benefit from increased ETOPS range. Airbus image

November 12: The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved all Airbus A330 models for ETOPS (Extended-Range Operations for two-engined aircraft) “beyond 180 minutes”.
The A330 is the first twin-engined aircraft type to receive such approval, either from EASA or the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A330 operators will now be able to plan a maximum ETOPS diversion time of approximately 240 minutes at one-engine speed under standard conditions, roughly about 1,700 nautical miles.