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Re: Why no airtraffic over Antarctica?
From: Brad Morris
Date: 2019 Jan 20, 12:30 -0500
While we wait for a more definitive answer, here is my understanding
The FAA rules apply to US air traffic. That is, companies that operate out of the US and are based there. So a US flagged airliner will obey US rules everywhere. Further, FAA rules apply to companies which are not US based but are using US airspace. Think Air France landing at JFK in New York.
But! Airlines which are not US flagged and operating outside of US airspace need not pay any heed to FAA rules. Even if the equipment they are flying was manufactured in the US. They are entitled to use their own set of rules. So Comair-Co, the airline of Cameroon, can safely ignore FAA rules while avoiding US airspace, even though the use (I believe) Boeing equipment.
Federal Aviation Regulations
LAN800 and QFA27 are currently travelling across the South Pacific. They are both American manufactured aircraft so I assume that the FAA regulations apply to them. For parts of their flight each aeroplane will exceed the ETOPS limits in the regulations you have quoted.
Can you please clarify.
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