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User currently offlineMr AirNZ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2002, 976 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 9 months 10 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

I just thought of a question so I thought I would ask. For an Airline (eg Cathay Pacific) that operates the same version of an aircraft in both passenger and cargo form, would there be a pool of Pilots that would fly both kinds (eg 747-400 and 400F) or would they just stick to there sub-types.

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User currently offlineLeo From China, joined May 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 8 hours ago) and read 1869 times:

YES, pool of pilots.

User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 1 hour ago) and read 1837 times:

I'm sure they're dedicated to the separate types.
IE, Cargo pilots fly the freighters and Pax pilots stick to the passenger craft.
I stand to be corrected though.
Maybe Cx_Flyboy will see this thread.  Smile

User currently offlineKAL_LM From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

Funny you should ask that as I had asked one of our freighter pilots that just the other day. He told me that they fly whatever aircraft they are rated on, and are not limited to specific sub-types, i.e. if they can fly the 747-400 then they fly both pax and freight versions. His east-bound assignment had been a 744 and then went back out to Korea on a 744F.

But I don't know how it works elsewhere, although it seems more logical to do it that way.


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User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1774 times:

It also depends on whether the Cargo airline is a separate legal entity or not. E.g. LH Cargo is technically an independant company, their pilots have contracts of their own etc. - they can´t just interchange their personnel with LH mainline.

Daniel Smile

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