DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1769 times:
With DL, pilots can fly the MD-88 and MD-90, or fly the 757/762/763/763ER. With CO, I believe they can also fly the 764 with the whole 767 lineup.
I know with Fedex, the pilots are flying the MD-10 and the MD-11, even though the -10 is a different airframe anyways.
Saves the company money, but there's a limit to how much you can compartamentalize the pilot groups, as to currency and difference training. Ex, flying a steam guage 732 then going to an NG 738 for your next trip.
I havent seen 764/777 cross certification yet, though it's been talked about before.
Rick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 52 Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1619 times:
"The pilots of A32X only can fly the family A318/19/20/21"
In fact following a short differences course (CCQ, or Cross-Crew Qualification) A320 series pilots can have the A330 / A340 added to their rating and fly all these types. It's called Mixed Fleet Flying (MFF).
I have a few friends here in the UK who fly the A320 series and A330 series with Thomas Cook Airlines and Monarch Airlines. MyTravel operate the same system and when Virgin Atlantic operated the A320/321 these aircraft were flown by A340 pilots.
Once the CCQ course is complete these pilots can fly an A330 / A340 one day and an A320 the next without any problem at all and this provides airlines with great rostering flexibility, and the pilots with great variety.
If I remember correctly, the A320 to A330 CCQ course is around 8 days, with a further 2 days from A330 to add the A340 as well.
I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1597 times:
but there's a limit to how much you can compartamentalize the pilot groups, as to currency and difference training. Ex, flying a steam guage 732 then going to an NG 738 for your next trip.
I'll retract that statement partially....yall did remind me of Southwest's setup. However, their NG's have the PFD and ND set up to look like a regular round dial cockpit...not the style youd find say on a 777. I was more thinking along the lines of DL, who has their 738's set up with the 777 gages, and the 737-800 and -200 pilots are in their own groups. Close enough?