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Hawaiian Airlines Inc., which is replacing its fleet of 15 Boeing DC-10 long-haul aircraft, received Federal Aviation Administration approval this month to fly its new Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft on long-haul routes.
FAA regulations require airlines that fly twin-engine, aircraft to create specific procedures such as in the event one engine fails.
Certification for ETOPS, which stands for extended twin-engine operations, is an FAA prerequisite for airlines that utilize twin-engine aircraft for long-haul flights.
The certification allows Hawaiian to utilize its new Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft on long-haul routes.
The airline obtained FAA ETOPS …