The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved extended operations (ETOPS) for the Airbus A350-900 for beyond 180 minutes diversion time. According to Airbus, the approval also includes provisions for ETOPS 300-minute and ETOPS 370-minute, depending on operator selection. The latter option extends the diversion distance up to 2,500 nautical miles—a distance that corresponds to a maximum ETOPS diversion time for the A350 of approximately 370 minutes, at one-engine-inoperative ...

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