LOS ANGELES — Following a lengthy evaluation, Boeing has received FAA approval for 330 min. extended operations (ETOPS) for the 787-8, enabling operators to maximize the aircraft’s long-range capabilities on a broader network of point-to-point routes. Although the 787-8 was designed for 330 min. ETOPS plus 15 min. of additional diversionary flight time from the start, regulatory agencies required changes to the fuel planning management function of the engine instrument and crew ...

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