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Mexico City workshop to support the implementation of Extended Diversion Time Operations

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ICAO provides Standards, policies, procedures and guidelines for transport category aeroplanes with two or more turbine engines where the diversion time to an en-route alternate aerodrome is greater than 60 minutes, and/or than the threshold time established by the State of the Operator operated by an air operator in an international air transport service. ICAO Doc 10085 – the Extended Diversion Time Operations (EDTO) Manual – outlines these guidelines.

In support of the implementation of these guidelines, an Extended Diversion Time Operations (EDTO) Workshop will be convened at the ICAO’s North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACC) Regional Office, Mexico City, from 27 to 30 May 2019.

“EDTO provisions were introduced into Annex 6 in Amendment 36 and represent the best practice and lessons learned from extended range operations by aeroplanes with two turbine engines (ETOPS),” explained ICAO NACC Regional Director Melvin Cintron. “In addition to allowing for longer EDTO operations, the provisions included similar measures for aeroplanes with more than two turbine engines when operating beyond 60 minutes from an en-route alternate.”

The workshop will cover all aspects of EDTO authorizations and is aimed at both oversight inspectors from the CAA, in granting EDTO specific approvals and exercising oversight of EDTO, as well as technical pilots/managers of airlines who are considering commencing or increasing EDTO. Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, space is limited to 40 participants, whose participation will be confirmed by ICAO.

The workshop is supported by leading industry experts in EDTO operations from both Boeing and Airbus and presents the latest information, based on the EDTO Manual (Doc 10085) which was published in 2017 to support the updated provisions in Annex 6 Part I.

To find out more about this workshop and register your interest, click here.

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