VS11 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2588 times:
What makes you think that CX will get their A346 in time? Furtermore, what makes you think that CX will start operating A346 straight after the aircraft being delivered? There needs to be a bit of training and all, so do not raise your hopes high.......VS rules the skies!
Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6680 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2470 times:
There will be minimal fuss before the A346 is launched into service. Crews are not required to do any additional training on the aircraft, so we won't really see many, (if any at all) sessions of circuits and things like that. Crews have done a short one day course and taken the exam, and their exposure to the aircraft will be from flying the aircraft on the Asian routes. Cathay will try and roster most pilots on at least one trip on the Asian routes for the first month then send it off on long haul. If we get ours on November the 2nd, it will probably be in service by a week after that, which is still before the VS service.