I am flying this week to France in an Airbus A330-200. I have a phobia of flying I have several questions here on the aviation forum. The plane is A330-200 is the one we're going with and I am reading about it. It works under the term ETOPS.
I read this part and now I am scared more than ever and I didn't understand it correctly:
In aviation vernacular, the colloquial backronym is "Engines Turn Or Passengers Swim", referring to the inevitable emergency water landing of a twin engine aircraft after a double engine failure over water outside gliding range of land. But ETOPS operation has no direct correlation to water or distance over water. It refers to flight times between diversion airports, regardless as to whether such fields are separated by water or land.
The company I am flying with, its fleet has an average age of 5.6 years in 2016, making MEA one of the youngest fleets in the world.