jetskipper From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 375 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3656 times:
I was under the impression the the 747-400 was a different type rating than the -100, -200 and -300 due to switch from a 3 to 2-man flight deck. I know that airlines such as United, Northwest, and more currently Atlas and Kalitta all fly the -200 and -400 as a different aircraft as far as pilot training goes.
tdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 81 Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3628 times:
Quoting jetskipper (Thread starter):
As far as pilot certification is concerned, is the 747-800 the same type rating as the 747-400?
There's no such thing as a 747-800. The 747-8 is the same type rating as a 747-400.
Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 1): I'm no expert, but I've heard if you have a 744 rating you need to take a course to know the differences, but it's the same type rating. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
That's correct. Similar to a 787 and 777, you have to do differences training but it's the same type rating.