Dave Bridgens: Been There, Done That
David Hopkins: Dave, tell us a
bit more about your experience with ETOPS, otherwise known as extended
Dave Bridgens: Thank you Dave, I'm glad to. ETOPS is
one of the most difficult things that an airline will ever get involved
in other than the initial certification itself.
We've had the experience of dealing with four different airlines, helping
them achieve ETOPS and with four different aircraft model types. ETOPS is
one of the most significant operations in my opinion and one of the greatest
cost saving opportunities an airline can get involved in. We certainly have
the experience and the know how to take all the short cuts, to work with
experienced people and we know the right folks at the FAA to assist in
getting this done in an efficient manner.