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FA Cockpit Call Lights-Boeing Pink And Airbus Red?  
User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6494 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5017 times:

I recently had a roundtrip vacation on US to Puerto Rico, and noticed a striking difference between the colors of the FA cockpit call lights on Boeing vs. Airbus aircraft. On Boeing aircraft (the 757 in my case), the FA cockpit call lights were pink, while on the Airbus aircraft (A321 and A330 in my case) they were red. What is the particular reason for this difference? I thought pink was supposed to be the standard color for FA cockpit call lights. The 717 I heard has a red light that indicates the lavatory smoke detector went off.


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User currently offlineFabo From Slovakia, joined Aug 2005, 1219 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4576 times:

Maybe they were "worn-out" pink, i.e. that kind of pink, that used to be red all those years ago?


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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6494 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4568 times:

Quoting Fabo (Reply 1):
Maybe they were "worn-out" pink, i.e. that kind of pink, that used to be red all those years ago?

No, looking at numerous online sources, pink is the standard color to indicate an FA call from the cockpit. I think only Airbus uses red.



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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4489 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4508 times:

On the CRJ, I believe they're green. Our FA call button in the flight deck is green.


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User currently offlineunattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2326 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4469 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
What is the particular reason for this difference?

I think you answered your own question. Boeing uses pink and Airbus uses red. The difference is the aircraft manufacturer.



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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6494 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4465 times:

Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 3):
On the CRJ, I believe they're green. Our FA call button in the flight deck is green.

Typically, a green light I think indicates an FA to FA call. Blue typically indicates a passenger call from a seat. Yellow/amber typically indicates a passenger call from the lavatory, and if flashing, it indicates a smoke detector went off in the one of the lavs (except on the 717 where it is indicated by a separate red light).

Quoting unattendedbag (Reply 4):
I think you answered your own question. Boeing uses pink and Airbus uses red. The difference is the aircraft manufacturer.

McDonnell Douglas used pink as far as I know as well. Why is Airbus different?

[Edited 2013-01-10 14:01:21]


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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4489 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4434 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 5):
Typically, a green light I think indicates an FA to FA call

Okay, I guess I misinterpreted your question. The light on the interphone is green. The flight deck call indicator that's mid-cabin on the emergency exit sign is red.



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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2821 posts, RR: 45
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4391 times:

Quoting unattendedbag (Reply 4):
I think you answered your own question. Boeing uses pink and Airbus uses red. The difference is the aircraft manufacturer.
Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 5):
Why is Airbus different?

Maybe because it isn't regulated and each manufacturer has different ideas?


User currently offlinebwaflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 689 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4215 times:

on BA A32x aircraft a cabin crew to cabin crew call is green, a flight crew to cabin crew call is red, pax call is bell is blue and a toilet call bell is yellow

User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2182 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4083 times:

Quoting bwaflyer (Reply 8):
on BA A32x aircraft a cabin crew to cabin crew call is green, a flight crew to cabin crew call is red, pax call is bell is blue and a toilet call bell is yellow

Interesting, EZY airbus' only have three colours. Red is interphone call (from other cabin crew or flight deck), blue is passenger call bell, and yellow is toilet call bell. If the lav smoke alarm activates, the yellow light flashes and there's a low chime.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4030 times:

I don't think regulations cover the colour code of the lights, hence each manufacturer determines their choices.


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User currently offlinebwaflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 689 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3861 times:

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 9):
Interesting, EZY airbus' only have three colours. Red is interphone call (from other cabin crew or flight deck), blue is passenger call bell, and yellow is toilet call bell. If the lav smoke alarm activates, the yellow light flashes and there's a low chime.

Which is the same as the bmi aircraft amd confuses some of the BA crew who think the captain is calling when it's just the back galley!


User currently offlineeoinnz From New Zealand, joined Jul 2003, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3337 times:

At QF all our aircraft both Boeing and Airbus have a pink light regardless of who is making the call (it flashes for an emergency call).

User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9612 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3241 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 10):
I don't think regulations cover the colour code of the lights, hence each manufacturer determines their choices.

As far as I know, the only FARs (Federal Air Regulations) concerning colors of enunciation are about warning and indication in the flight deck. Lights used in the cabin are up to the manufacturer to choose.



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User currently offlineedina From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 743 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (1 year 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3057 times:

Quoting bwaflyer (Reply 11):

How quickly some of the existing BA crew forgot about the G-BUSx series!! They've not been gone long, and they had red lights for all crew calls  )



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