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Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?  
User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7378 times:

Is there a name for them besides "Ding" or "Bing"? I just wanted to know.. Thanks!

[Wes]


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User currently offlineMetroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1067 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 7386 times:

Hey Wes,

I believe they're called chimes.  Smile

Toni



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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 7383 times:



Quoting Metroliner (Reply 1):
I believe they're called chimes.

Is there a technical name for the chimes?



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 7359 times:

The Term in the AMM is "Chimes"
They can be of High or low intensity depending on the call made.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17019 posts, RR: 67
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 7345 times:



Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 2):
Is there a technical name for the chimes?

Yes. It's "chimes". Big grin



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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 7304 times:

Usually, when the purser picks up the handset (or whomever) it would send a double chime and the F/A's in the back will pick up and see what he/she wants. You will also hear it when the captain/F.O. is calling in the cabin.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 7262 times:

The Chimes can be Low or High tone or even a combination of both.
Can be used for:-
1.Pax calling attendent from seat.
2.Pax calling attendent from toilet.
3.Flight crew calling Attendant.
4.Attendant calling Attendant.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6972 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 6):
Can be used for:-

They are also used to communicate...for example, the flight crew may signal a certain number of chimes to indicate to the attendants that they have passed 10,000 feet, and that they can make their approved electronics speech.

I know the number of chimes differ per airline. Does anyone have lists for any particular airline?


User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6843 times:



Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 5):
Usually, when the purser picks up the handset (or whomever) it would send a double chime and the F/A's in the back will pick up and see what he/she wants. You will also hear it when the captain/F.O. is calling in the cabin.

That actually depends on the aircraft type and airline.

We have one we call the high-lo chime. High ring lower ring.


User currently offlineBWI757 From Israel, joined Dec 2004, 429 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6828 times:

How did the manufacturers determine that the particular tone/frequency of the chime was the correct one? Try a whole bunch until someone determined the correct one? Also, to my untrained ear the chimes sound the same on A & B products, but are they?

Thanks

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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6799 times:

At AS, when the captain chimes the seatbelt twice after take-off, it means the FA's can get out of their jumpseats and begin their duties.


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User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2900 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6624 times:
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Air China's A330 fleet has three chimes - high, mid, and low. All three sound whenever a cabin announcement is made by the FAs or the flight deck. On a couple of flights this past November, I noted that some FAs must still be getting used to the system because the chimes take some time to play and they started talking over them, stopped and waited, and then continued.

I want to know where you can download an MP3 or WAV of chimes that doesn't also include annoying cabin noise, etc. Seems like a perfect incoming SMS tone on my phone.  Smile


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6532 times:



Quoting BWI757 (Reply 9):
Also, to my untrained ear the chimes sound the same on A & B products, but are they

If you hear them often the Difference is very Noticable & if used back to back the High tone is very different from the Low tone & can be picked instantly.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 6525 times:



Quoting Flashmeister (Reply 11):
I want to know where you can download an MP3 or WAV of chimes that doesn't also include annoying cabin noise, etc. Seems like a perfect incoming SMS tone on my phone.

Great idea!



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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6516 times:

Out of curiosity, is there some sort of "code" regarding the number of chimes used? I seem to recall that with DL, the pilots sounded the chime 4 times, to mark either reaching 10,000ft (portable electronic devices may now be used), and to mark the initial descent (shut them off, seat belts). On AA though, I didn't notice this.

User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6511 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 14):
Out of curiosity, is there some sort of "code" regarding the number of chimes used? I seem to recall that with DL, the pilots sounded the chime 4 times, to mark either reaching 10,000ft (portable electronic devices may now be used), and to mark the initial descent (shut them off, seat belts). On AA though, I didn't notice this.

Each airline is different. Tha't just how Delta does it (flew them non-rev as an emplopyee for 2 years so i noticed too). For example, on Comair/ASA they just do 2 when passing through 10,000).

BTW, what your talking about is just the aurol sound from the no-smoking sign. They are talking about the call chimes between the F/A and flight deck crew.

[Edited 2008-01-09 04:20:49]


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User currently offlineWard86IND From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 295 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6414 times:

My experience while flying NW has been 3 consecutive chimes on final approach. Also, apparently Airbus A320 series A/C chime automatically when gear-up is commanded and the no-smoking sign is in the AUTO position.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6404 times:



Quoting Ward86IND (Reply 16):
Also, apparently Airbus A320 series A/C chime automatically when gear-up is commanded and the no-smoking sign is in the AUTO position

Thats based on L/G & TE Flaps position.

About the no of chimes at FL100.Thats the company SOP decided & agreed between crew.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6384 times:



Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 7):
Does anyone have lists for any particular airline?

Two chimes on CO crossing 10,000 feet in either direction (can't tell you high or low, though).
The only times I've heard more than 2 chimes in a row have usually been accompanied with the "Is there a doctor on board?" all call within about 10 minutes .

It's funny now that I'm trying to think of it -- when I'm on board, I can tell you when I hear chime X that it means Y (as far as interphone, FA call, etc.) but now that I'm trying to think about it I'm having a hard time figuring out what those chimes are.

Lincoln



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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6375 times:



Quoting Flashmeister (Reply 11):
Seems like a perfect incoming SMS tone on my phone.

That was precisely why I asked... I have one, but it sucks..



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