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EASA certifies Airbus A350 XWB for up to 370 minute ETOPS

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the new Airbus A350-900 airliner for ETOPS (Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations) ‘beyond 180 minutes’ diversion time. This includes an option for up to 370 minute maximum diversion time.

The A350-900 becomes the first new airliner ever to be approved for “ETOPS Beyond 180 minutes” before entry into service.