A350 certified by EASA

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    The full text is available from Aviation Week through the link below.

    Possibly the most interesting news is that, as planned, EASA deemed the A350 to be a derivative of the A330-200, so permits pilots to fly both with the same type rating. That will reduce training and crew certification costs quite significantly because pilots all now need only "differences training" and normal recurrent training. How the precise training will differ is not specified.

    There is no detail on expectations for ETOPS other than the Airbus statement that they expect to receive 180 minutes at introduction with the longer times coming in due course. They said the FAA certification is expected shortly as is the initial ETOPS clearance for both EASA and FAA. FWIW, the planned ETOPS clearance for the A350 is 420 minutes, the longest yet given for any aircraft and longer than required for any currently existing routes in the world. There is a link below for that also.



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