Airbus A220 Airliner wins Approval from Transport Canada for 180 Minutes ETOPS Capability

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The newest addition to the Airbus family of commercial aircraft, the A220, has received 180-minute extended operations (ETOPS) approval from the Canadian civil aviation authority, Transport Canada.

The A220 is the first commercial airliner to obtain domestic ETOPS certification from Transport Canada and this achievement paves the way for A220 customers to start new direct non-limiting routings over water, remote or underserved regions. It is an option for A220-100 and A220-300 operators, enabling them to fly for up to 180-minutes from the nearest diversion airport.