AvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2472 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1830 times:
Forgive me for speculating that these estimates are optimistic. While cockpit commonality counts for a lot, remember that this aircraft is MUCH larger than the one the pilots will be transitioning from and as such, must have significantly different flying and handling characteristics. I think a good deal more time than 6 - 12 days or so will have to be spent before a pilot is truly comfortable with it. If the plane is full, that pilot will have 555 passengers to worry about, a responsibility nobody can take lightly.