airforceone From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 61 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3123 times:
So lets say a pilot has his rating in the 737. When comes to series can he fly any series. For example, a Continental pilot or i guess united now. I know they have 735, 737,738 and 739. Can a single pilot be qualified to fly all those series?
Same question with the A318, 319, 320 and 321? Also if someone could explain the heavies as well like 767-200,300 and 400. Or an A343 and 346.
Is there maybe some extra training to go along with different series? Different procedures?
In short yes, yes, and yes. In fact, the 757/767 type rating is common. Now the rub is, does the airline bid that as a separate category or as one category. For example, at Delta the domestic 757/767 is bid as one category, the 767ER is a separate category, and the 767-400 is a separate category.
Acey559 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1546 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3071 times:
I was talking to a CO 737 instructor a few years ago and he mentioned that all of the lower display units on the 737 NG aircraft they have are inoperative in order to have a common type rating with the older 737-500s they have. Apparently if they wanted to keep the lower DU operating it would have been more training so to cut down on that they disabled it. I thought that was pretty interesting. Also as a side note, a common type is also issued for the CRJ-200 through 1000, as well as a common type for the ERJ-135, 140 (which is technically a 135) and 145 as well as the Legacy. As with the Airbus, only differences training is required.
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21969 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3046 times:
Quoting Acey559 (Reply 2): As with the Airbus, only differences training is required.
To expand on this, differences training is required for any major differences between various series that share a type rating. For instance, a 737 Classic pilot will need differences training before going to a 737NG. A 767-300 pilot will need differences training before flying a 767-400. In those cases, the differences are mostly avionics-related and will likely not take very long. But a 777 pilot going to the 787 will need some systems differences training in addition to avionics differences training.
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Fabo From Slovakia, joined Aug 2005, 1219 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2808 times:
Quoting Acey559 (Reply 2): I was talking to a CO 737 instructor a few years ago and he mentioned that all of the lower display units on the 737 NG aircraft they have are inoperative in order to have a common type rating with the older 737-500s they have.
Curious, do they use condensed display or side-by-side display on the upper DU then?
Quoting maxpower1954 (Reply 4): Oddly enough, the Super DC-3 is a seperate rating from the standard DC-3.
Isnt the Super 3 totally different class, e.g. turbine class rather than piston class? Or is this not what Super DC-3 means?
PGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2860 posts, RR: 49
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2592 times:
Quoting Fabo (Reply 6): Quoting catiii (Reply 1):
at Delta the domestic 757/767 is bid as one category, the 767ER is a separate category, and the 767-400 is a separate category.
I know that 764 has 777 avionics. Is this a matter of differencies course similar to 737NG from CL, or is it a completely different rating?
The 764 requires a 767 rating; holders will also get a 757 rating too, of course. It does require differences training from the earlier 767, and while it might make the transition to the 777 easier, that too is another type rating.