Airbus embarks on "aggressive" ETOPS certification for A350

Airbus Group is testing the ability of the A350 to fly up to seven hours away from emergency landing strips. Under Extended-range Twin Operations, Airbus has received approval for its A330-300 to fly up to four hours away from emergency landing sites. "This is the first time we are targeting such an aggressive ETOPS certification," said Fernando Alonso, senior vice president for flight testing at Airbus.

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