Apuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted
Tue Apr 9 2002 15:11:21 UTC (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1312 times:
As you can see underneath, both flightdecks are quite different; the B717 has a more '777-style' flighdeck, the MD90 just has a modern DC-9 flightdeck:
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Although I don't know, it would surprize me if there would be type commonality here, i.e. a pilot would only need one type rating in order to be able to fly both aircraft. But, of course, I can't confirm this.
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AM From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 589 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted
Tue Apr 9 2002 17:01:02 UTC (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1273 times:
The MD-90 does have type commonality with the MD-88.
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FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted
Tue Apr 9 2002 18:12:44 UTC (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1260 times:
There was also the option to buy the MD-90 with an "MD-11-style cockpit".
For commonality with our MD-80's,SAS chose the older style cockpit,while Saudia went for the newer one.
"Luck and superstition wins all the time"!
AAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3465 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted
Tue Apr 9 2002 19:43:36 UTC (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1235 times:
MD90 is a DC-9 type rating. Same as all MD-80 series airplanes. B717 has its own rating.
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