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Flight Engineer, Are They Out Of Job?  
User currently offlineThai A330 From Thailand, joined Mar 2000, 102 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1498 times:

There are only 2 pilots in a cockpit in a modern aircrafts such as 747-400, A330, B777 and many more. Not like 747-200 or 300 where they need to have a Flight Engineer. Does a flight engineer nowaday switch to be a FO or Captain ?

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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1489 times:

There are definately less opporunities for flight engineers now then there have been in the past, and the number is also definately decreasing. But, it is nowhere near being nonexistant. There are an enormus amount of classic 747s, DC-10s, DC-8s, 727s, etc being flown around the world. Even so in the United States, mostly just 727s as far as passenger airlines go. But, these aircraft will be with cargo airlines and airlines in less developed countries for years and years to come.

User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1102 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1479 times:
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Interesting topic. Here are some previous discussions as well.

What do flight engineers do nowadays?
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/823817/6/

Flight engineer licence and future
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/11996/4/

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