RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 11166 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4303 times:
Maybe a pilot can speak to this, but I'd think the differences are barely noticeable when flying different engines. Some of the specific parameters might be slightly different such as N1% and EPM and performance numbers are different, but the airplane handles all that stuff.
The 757 and 767 carry the same type rating and are wildly different in terms of performance and of course have different engines. The differences for example between a 737 classic and a 737NG are significant, yet the pilots carry the same rating.
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B747FE From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2004, 230 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4171 times:
Quoting A380Heavy (Thread starter): I was just wondering when pilots become type rated on a particular aircraft, for example on the Airbus A320 does he/she also have to become rated as A320 with IAE engines or with CFM engines too?
113312 & Starlionblue are correct.
The type rating doesn't specify which engine you are allowed to operate.
You must however go through differences training as even within the same manufacturer, different engine versions may be substantially different.
Quoting A380Heavy (Thread starter): How easy is it for a pilot to adapt to different engine types on a familiar airframe - what sort of things does he/she have to be aware of?
Not difficult at all. Just keep in mind the different operating techniques & limitations.
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PGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 3081 posts, RR: 48
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4018 times:
Differences training may be involved; the type rating is the same. Very often differences training is nothing more than a small handout or bulletin summarizing differences. In the case of closely related or derivative engines there may very well be no training of any sort involved although manuals will be updated as required (e.g. different thrust capabilities, etc.) This is pretty much a non-event for pilots, in other words.