If an A320 aircraft equipped with CFM 56-5B engines is certified capable of 120 minutes ETOPS by the manufacturer as per its AFM, can an Indian operator directly request operational approval for ETOPS-120 from the DGCA? Is this possible without getting approval for a lower rating first, i.e. ETOPS-75 or ETOPS-90?
Note: the request for approval would be based on (a) AFM certification, (b) ETOPS training to flt. crew and maintenance, (c) implementation of ETOPS maintenance and operational policies and procedures (d) ETOPS CMP compliance, (e) satisfactory in-service reliabilty and operational experience of approx 10 years with a fleet of 15 aircraft on non ETOPS sectors