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Discussion in 'American Airlines | AAdvantage' started by Sammich, Sep 13, 2015.
Did you enjoy the flight @Sammich?
Perhaps they should put a bright yellow sticker "Not ETOPS rated" on the "dashboard" of those aircraft that aren't certified?
Wouldn't a ETOPS pre-departure check tell you too?
I'm curious if that was one of the ex-US 321's?
Nope. New plane apparently.
Not sure what that entails, but it seems it wasn't done (properly).
Did a Google, definitely not done properly.
FAA requires extra operating procedures and servicing required for ETOPS operations. Would have been a giveaway that the aircraft wasn't certified if it was done properly.
Also ETOPS markings are printed on the forward landing gear.
This is a Major Foul Up as they would say in Airplane II.
This is not just the pilots not noticing this glaring omission but the entire fleet planning and flight operations (Dispatch, Aircraft Routers, and Maintenance) as well.
At least they self-reported. I do wonder how often this has happened as I am sure it is not the first time for a carrier (not that it's necessarily excusable).
They pretty much have to. If they don't, I assume it would have come out anyway, and they would have been in even deeper trouble.
It was a colossal mistake. Once discovered they really didn't have much choice. It's not like they could try to sneak it back to the mainland with passengers aboard
As Han Solo told Chewey.....Just fly casual.
This is a really alarming story, if this can happen, then what else?