The Airbus A350-900 will be allowed to fly up to 370 min. away from the nearest diversion airport from entry into service. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified the aircraft for extended range twin engine operations (ETOPS) on Wednesday and Airbus says it expects the equivalent FAA approval soon.  The aircraft is the first-ever twin to be cleared for such long diversion time operations. The Boeing 787 was granted clearance for 180 min., but that was extended to 330 ...

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