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Diversion airport

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Diversion airports are airports capable of handling a particular ETOPS rated aircraft during an emergency landing and whose flying distance at the point of emergency shall not exceed the ETOPS diversion period for that aircraft.

Any airport designated as an en route diversion airport must have the facilities to safely support that particular aircraft, and weather conditions at the time of arrival must allow a safe landing with an engine and/or systems malfunctioning.

An ETOPS/LROPS flight may be conducted solely if the diversion airports are available throughout the length of the flight. Unavailability due to bad weather, for example, might require an inflight rerouting.

Common diversion airports on Atlantic routes:

  • Bangor International Airport
  • Gander Airport
  • CFB Goose Bay
  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport
  • Keflavík International Airport
  • Shannon Airport
  • Bermuda Airport
  • Lajes Airport (Azores)
  • Santa Maria Airport (Azores)
  • Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport
  • Gran Canaria Airport (Las Palmas)
  • Tenerife-North Airport
  • Tenerife-South Airport
  • Amílcar Cabral International Airport (Sal Island, Cape Verde)
  • RAF Ascension Island
  • Fernando de Noronha Airport
  • Greater Natal International Airport
  • Fortaleza International Airport
  • Recife International Airport
  • Cayenne-Félix Eboué Airport
  • Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport
  • Common diversion airports on Pacific routes:

  • Henderson Field (Midway Atoll)
  • Mataveri International Airport (Easter Island)
  • Cassidy International Airport (Christmas Island, Kiribati)
  • Faa'a International Airport (Papeete, Tahiti)
  • Wake Island Airfield
  • Majuro International Airport
  • Kwajalein Airport
  • King Salmon Airport (Alaska)
  • Eareckson Air Station (Shemya, Aleutian Islands, Alaska)
  • Cold Bay Airport
  • Lihue Airport
  • Kahului Airport
  • Hilo International Airport
  • Kona International Airport
  • Rarotonga International Airport
  • Niue International Airport
  • Faleolo International Airport (Samoa)
  • Suva International Airport
  • Port Vila International Airport (Vanuatu)
  • Nouméa-La Tontouta International Airport
  • Pohnpei International Airport
  • Enewetak Auxiliary Airfield
  • Chuuk International Airport
  • Guam International Airport
  • Saipan International Airport
  • Vancouver International Airport
  • Common diversion airports on Polar routes:

  • Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
  • Svalbard Airport (Longyearbyen)
  • Thule Air Base
  • Iqaluit Airport
  • Churchill Airport
  • Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport
  • Yellowknife Airport
  • Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport (Barrow)
  • Bratsk Airport
  • Irkutsk Airport
  • Norilsk Airport
  • Tolmachevo Airport
  • Tiksi Airport
  • Yakutsk Airport
  • Mirny Airport
  • Chulman Airport
  • Pevek Airport
  • Common diversion airports on Indian Ocean routes:

  • Socotra Airport
  • Seychelles International Airport
  • Roland Garros Airport (Réunion)
  • Malé International Airport (Maldives)
  • Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands Airport
  • RAAF Learmonth
  • References

    Diversion airport Wikipedia


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