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How A330-200 or 243 would be much safer under the ETOPS terms? [duplicate]

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 ...
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FAA Regulations for Passenger Aircraft [duplicate]

Does the FAA have regulations for aircraft that carry passengers over large oceans regarding number of engines and flying range of the aircraft ?
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Can the Airbus A380 safely fly with two engines out on the same wing?

I know twin-engine jets can safely take off and fly with one engine out (i.e. all thrust only on one side). Of course quad-engine jets are also able to fly safely in case one engine is out. But is ...
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Why is a (jet) engine in flight shutdown so critical?

EASA just announced an Emergency Airworthiness Directive grounding all A320neo planes with a certain type of engine. Reason is, that they have apparently the tendency to shut down in flight more often ...
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Do any flights go over the South Pole?

Are there any flights that go over the South Pole, or any that have? I'm not interested in flights over the edges of Antarctica, I'm asking about crossing right over the Pole. Are there any problems ...
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Why is there an ETOPS marking on the nosewheel door?

As discussed in this question, ETOPS stands for extended range standard, a class of aircraft that have been demonstrated reliable against a given standard, and can operate at a greater flight time ...
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Why UA954 was diverted to Houston IAH on 25th Feb?

Fligth UA954 on 25th February was diverted to IAH when in flight from SFO to TLV. Passengers were updated and told that the plane had a technical issue that was preventing it from crossing the ocean. ...
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Why does ETOPS not apply to older 4 engine aircraft?

This is a follow-up to my previous question: What is ETOPS and how does it work? There is a related question here, but it does not specifically answer this new question. Facts: Since February 2015, ...
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Can longer paths consume less fuel than the (shorter) great circle path?

Is the most fuel-efficient route between points A and B always along a great circle ? Although somewhat counter-intuitive, this comment on an aviation blog seems to suggest that longer paths (in ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of placing an engine in the tail? [duplicate]

What are the advantages and disadvantages of having an engine in the vertical stabilizer, a la the DC-10, Lockheed TriStar, and 727? It seems that this has gone out of fashion among jetliners. Is ...
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Do ETOPS requirements vary between passenger, cargo, and non-revenue flights?

Are there different ETOPS requirements for aircraft depending on usage? For example, does a FedEx cargo flight need the same ETOPS ratings for over ocean flights as a passenger flight? Also, how ...