Cebu Pacific has received certification for
Extended Diversion Time Operations (EDTO) of up to 120 minutes.
EDTO refers to a set of rules introduced by the
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for airlines
operating twin-engine aircraft on routes beyond 60 minutes flying
time from the nearest airport. The time refers to flight times
between diversion airfields.
To secure the certification, Cebu Pacific submitted to a
comprehensive review of systems by the Civil Aviation Authority of
the Philippines (CAAP). CAAP checked Cebu Pacificís compliance with
additional special engineering and flight crew procedures in
addition to the normal engineering and flight procedures. Cebu Pacific
pilots and engineering staff are now qualified and trained for
ďCEBís EDTO 120 certification allows us to serve
new long haul markets with a more direct route between airports.
This means considerable fuel savings, and the most optimal flight
times for our passengers. With the certification, we can continue
to offer the fastest, most affordable flights for all our
customers,Ē said Alex Reyes, Cebu Pacific General Manager, Long Haul
Cebu Pacific took delivery of its 6th brand-new
Airbus A330 which arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International
Airport (NAIA) last month. The wide-body aircraft is third of five
brand-new Airbus aircraft the airline is set to receive this year.
Cebu Pacific currently operates a fleet of 55
aircraft comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 31 Airbus A320, 6 Airbus
A330 and 8 ATR 72-500 aircraft. Between 2015 and 2021,
Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 7 more brand-new Airbus A320 and 30
Airbus A321neo aircraft.
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