Small Planes Over Big Oceans (ETOPS Explained)


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  • Wendover Productions
    Wendover Productions   3 years back

    So apologies for the slightly shorter and perhaps less refined video than usual! In the last month there's been 5 days when I *haven't* been traveling which means less time to make videos. The good news is that a lot of that travel was to make videos.

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    • Eli Wesley
      Eli Wesley  4 months back

      The a300 was actually the first ETOPS plane with a 75 minute ETOPS rating

      LIL AUZZIE  5 months back

      What you talking about wendover? That video was great

    • Aviation. DCA
      Aviation. DCA  6 months back

      7:12 Airbus has the A-340 also🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️

    • Nathan Swenson
      Nathan Swenson  6 months back

      Wendover Productions I don't think you use enough cliches and hyperbolic language in the narration of this video lol

    • D B
      D B  8 months back

      Its impossible that airlines make any money. A 747 burns 50,000 gallons of fuel a minute. No way the ticket prices can account for that. 400 passengers at $200 per ticket on average is only $80,000.

  • Ganesh N
    Ganesh N  3 days back

    Wonderful information presented beautifully

    • Nathaniel Whiffen
      Nathaniel Whiffen  6 days back

      The Airbus A300 was the first twin-engine airliner to get ETOPS certification, not the Boeing 767.

      • Carmen Monoxide
        Carmen Monoxide  6 days back

        Engines Turn Or Passengers Swim

        • Muhammad Abdullah Waseem

          And then this led to the making of the DC-10 which singlehandedly killed more people than most bombs

          • WhatIsMyName
            WhatIsMyName  1 weeks back

            In the future you can circumnavigate the planet in a q400

            • Bill Wang
              Bill Wang  1 weeks back

              Charles Lindbergh in heaven watching the faa banning 2 engine planes from flying over water, while he flew a single engine lawn mower across the Atlantic: y shame

              • Joanna Kingston
                Joanna Kingston  2 weeks back

                "A319s and A320s flying from New York to London, these routes would have been unimaginable 30 years ago"

                It would still be unimaginable today, just for different reasons 😂

                • Nombrerandom xd
                  Nombrerandom xd  2 weeks back

                  TAP flies from Porto to Newark with a narrow body A321 Neo who recently got the ETOPS certification

                  • pumpkin
                    pumpkin  2 weeks back

                    im doing an air canada a319 from halifax to heathrow on xplane rn lol

                    • Xh12A1
                      Xh12A1  2 weeks back

                      Ive been on a 19 hour flight on an a350 and a 787 back

                      • RoRo Cinemas27
                        RoRo Cinemas27  3 weeks back

                        You made a mistake.Airbus also has the a340, which is a 4 engine plane, and the A380 is going to go out of production.

                        • RoRo Cinemas27
                          RoRo Cinemas27  2 weeks back

                          MrMonotone I thought the a340 was still in production.

                        • MrMonotone
                          MrMonotone  2 weeks back

                          It was talking about planes in production, A340 stopped in 2011.

                      • Alfons Rasmus
                        Alfons Rasmus  3 weeks back

                        7:05 A340: am i a joke to you?

                      • LC CL
                        LC CL  3 weeks back

                        It's still a very dangerous route for this twin engines, multiple engine failures might be uncommon but guess what it has happened many time, imagine something like this happening in the middle of sea. as a matter of fact after me saying this if i ever have to fly overseas for this long i would book myself up on 4 engine aircrafts only.

                        • spare comentary
                          spare comentary  4 weeks back

                          What if the A340 came out in the 60's and 70's that would be excellent for airbus

                          • Moon Lander 2019
                            Moon Lander 2019  4 weeks back


                            • Jeremy Sebastian
                              Jeremy Sebastian  4 weeks back

                              A380 and the 747 are the only four engine plane in production

                              A340: am i a joke to you ?

                              • Aviation Adrien
                                Aviation Adrien  3 weeks back

                                Key word "In production" the A340 is not being built anymore.

                            • DPYD CLAN
                              DPYD CLAN  4 weeks back

                              737’s can go above ocean :p

                              • Marconni Galvão
                                Marconni Galvão  1 months back

                                Excelent content! Thanks!

                                • Kwan Linus
                                  Kwan Linus  2 months back

                                  Didn't know the Boeing 767-200ER was such an important plane.

                                  • Timli Lijinsheng
                                    Timli Lijinsheng  2 months back

                                    did someone ever mention British airways flight BA001(DAT A318) is having service between London city(not Heathrow) to JFK via Shannon,Ireland(not direct)???

                                    • Script
                                      Script  2 months back

                                      I liked the part with planes

                                      • Clarence 13X
                                        Clarence 13X  2 months back

                                        You need to at least buy me supper if you expect ME to wendover

                                        • Freckles Aviation
                                          Freckles Aviation  2 months back

                                          How did companies like aloha airlines get their 737-200's then

                                          • Adrian Motley
                                            Adrian Motley  2 months back

                                            The funny thing is that Cold Bay isn’t even cold!

                                            • coppurt
                                              coppurt  3 months back

                                              That Dreamliner example did not age well

                                              • TheMatrixster
                                                TheMatrixster  3 months back

                                                "only applied to airplanes with two engines"
                                                so use one engine. simple.

                                                • Anh Thu Nguyen
                                                  Anh Thu Nguyen  13 hours back

                                                  T H R E E

                                                • WhatIsMyName
                                                  WhatIsMyName  1 weeks back

                                                  TheMatrixster this post was made by the Cessna 172 gang

                                                • FazPlayz MC
                                                  FazPlayz MC  2 weeks back

                                                  @KasabianFan44 r/ihavereddit

                                                • KasabianFan44
                                                  KasabianFan44  3 weeks back

                                                  Mirza Ahmed

                                                • Mason Silvers
                                                  Mason Silvers  2 months back

                                                  Ora 1/2 engines. Or 1.28363682532728632837638374738363847383673674746474646387354736357363645363647464546474747365377263 of a engine. So yeah.

                                              • Houston Crawford
                                                Houston Crawford  3 months back

                                                Had to sit thru ETOPS class today lol

                                                • MrYzeng
                                                  MrYzeng  3 months back

                                                  The dc10 got grounded for a little while

                                                  • JoelJames2
                                                    JoelJames2  3 months back

                                                    5:39 That awkward moment when the delay due to a failed engine mid flight is shorter than a normal American Airlines delay.

                                                    • Lofts Sympatico
                                                      Lofts Sympatico  3 months back

                                                      Dammit, you are talking like a millenial ;-). Since when did a postal route (Pronounced r-oo-t) become rout (pronounced "rowt") which is a groove made in wood with a rotary tool, for example ( a real router) or the complete vanquishing of an enemy in war. Computer routers (pronounce "rooters" and airplane "routes" pronounced 'roots" should be prounounced as they were for years, when English was more carefully used, and less abused. Why mix up a pattern of traffic (a route, (root) with the word for overwhelming victory in a battle ? Indeed. So please let us go back to our roots, and pronounce the word route the same way, and not resort to warfaire ;-)

                                                      • Jorge Parra
                                                        Jorge Parra  3 months back

                                                        A380 has left the chat

                                                        • 노유현
                                                          노유현  4 months back

                                                          A spider crawled onto my hand while the lights were down.
                                                          Thank you. This video made me kill it.

                                                          • K S
                                                            K S  4 months back

                                                            ETOPS has now changed to extended diversion time operations (EDTO). It no longer applies to twin engine aircraft as the 747-8 was the first aircraft to be granted 330 mins EDTO due to the cargo fire suppression system. It is about system redundancies and back ups on aircrafts and not just about how many engines anymore. Great video though, keep it coming :)

                                                            • Aaron Lang
                                                              Aaron Lang  4 months back

                                                              The London City to New York flight from BA (BA001, I think) stops in Shannon first. It's a direct flight, but there is a stopover. You clear US customs in Shannon, though, so when you get off in NYC you can walk straight out.

                                                            • MAVERICKS AVIATION
                                                              MAVERICKS AVIATION  4 months back

                                                              The 787 isn’t very small

                                                              • Dan
                                                                Dan  4 months back

                                                                I believe BA's LCY - JFK route is not direct. I seem to remember it changes in Shannon or Cork

                                                                • EthanPlaysYT
                                                                  EthanPlaysYT  4 months back

                                                                  Dan It stops in Shannon to refuel

                                                              • emmm
                                                                emmm  4 months back

                                                                $5 is kinda steep for something you get include elsewhere. For a forward!!

                                                                • bk kedairy
                                                                  bk kedairy  4 months back

                                                                  the 787 is a widebody how is it small

                                                                  • Fake News
                                                                    Fake News  4 months back

                                                                    I flew from boston to ireland on a dc 10 with full cargo
                                                                    felt like a gaw dang brick when we landed then a 130 to kuwait ... kill me.... the middle easterners could not!

                                                                    • Jorn van Bladel
                                                                      Jorn van Bladel  4 months back

                                                                      Should we not question why the FAA (an american organisation) can determine whether or not flights can happen between Australia and Chili? I mean I understand it partly, but why doesn't it make sense for either of those countries to say fuck it, if your planes are so much safer than the FAA thinks, and we want some piece of that global economy, just do it.

                                                                      • Ron leitch
                                                                        Ron leitch  4 months back

                                                                        This video explains something that’s been puzzling me for a while - I recently saw a video showing a small BA twin engine plane landing at London City Airport, having apparently flown direct from the USA! I was puzzled for two reasons, firstly that a small plane could fly that length of journey and secondly, that it was now apparently permissible for a twin engined plane to cross the Atlantic. This video has answered my queries - thank you!

                                                                        • Thomas Mortimore
                                                                          Thomas Mortimore  4 months back

                                                                          It also helps that they only carry 32 pax on board so much lighter than standard A318

                                                                      • Saul Adan Garcia Martinez

                                                                        Buenos Aires, Argentina to Australia routes go over the Antartica

                                                                        • Stuffies SARI
                                                                          Stuffies SARI  4 months back

                                                                          Airbus has 2 4 Engine jets 380 340

                                                                          • Thomas Mortimore
                                                                            Thomas Mortimore  4 months back

                                                                            And only one of them is "in production" which is what he said

                                                                        • kritarth seth
                                                                          kritarth seth  4 months back

                                                                          Great video. The only thing I didn't like was the portraying of regulatory body as villains. They took the decisions for public safety. We all know that public safety cannot be left in the hands of corporations. In the absence of regulators, both plane manufacturers and airlines will ignore safety in favour of profit. Case and point 737 max, where they exploited a loophole and got away with fewer regulatory checks, killing hundreds.

                                                                          • T Abel
                                                                            T Abel  4 months back

                                                                            I wouldn't categorize the 787 as "small"

                                                                            • KasabianFan44
                                                                              KasabianFan44  3 weeks back

                                                                              The A330 is roughly the same size tho’

                                                                            • BottomFragger
                                                                              BottomFragger  1 months back

                                                                              It's not small but if you see it next to 777, A340 or even A330 at the airport it really does seem small.

                                                                            • Mason Silvers
                                                                              Mason Silvers  2 months back

                                                                              I say it's big

                                                                              And if a plane wore pants, how would it wear them? (Yeah this is a reference to a HAI vid, and Sam (from wendover) owners HAI)

                                                                            • Wolf O'Donnell
                                                                              Wolf O'Donnell  4 months back

                                                                              It's certainly not small, but it is smaller than a 747 or 777.

                                                                          • Charles Royal
                                                                            Charles Royal  5 months back

                                                                            Thank you for this, very informative and clear.

                                                                            • shantanu jain
                                                                              shantanu jain  5 months back

                                                                              what if both engine fails?