Wed, May 17, 2006
Designed to be a daily reminder of the terms, names, acronyms
and explanations of the unique language that populates the aviation
world, ANN Contributor Aleta "I'm Not Making An Asterisk Of Myself"
Vinas will be selecting... and presenting unique aeronautical terms
each day from all tiers of the aviation world...
Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed wing, helo, you name it... it's
all fair game and with a full year's selection already coming
together, we can assure you that Aero-Terms should serve as a quick
but intriguing reminder of the terms you may use every day or an
introduction to an aspects of the Aero-World you may not yet be
familiar with. ANN also encourages readers to go beyond the FMI
link, and further research any intriguing terms.
Suggestions for future Aero-Terms are
ALWAYS welcome, as are additions or discussion of the
explanations given for each Aero-Term.
Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance
Standards -- ETOPS refers to "extended operations" and is a
conservative, evolutionary program that lets airlines fly
twin-engine jetliners on extended routes (i.e., air routes that at
some point are more than 60 minutes' flying time -- or more -- from
an airport.) Sometimes jokingly translated as "Engines Turn or
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