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User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6386 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 2 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2456 times:

Previously, I did a thread asking why Boeing uses a pink light for the attendant call panel while Airbus uses red to indicate a flight crew to FA call. However, in this thread, I would like to know what are the standard colors used by the different manufacturers.

Based on the information I gathered, here is what I found:

Boeing / McDonnell Douglas:
Pink - Flight crew to FA call OR FA to FA call
Blue - Call to FA from passenger in seat
Amber - Call to FA from passenger in lavatory
Red (717 only) - Lavatory smoke detector set off
Green (DC-9 only) - Unused, included as a placeholder for an unknown function.

Airbus:
Red - Flight crew to FA call OR (some aircraft only) FA to FA call
Blue - Call to FA from passenger in seat
Amber - Call to FA from passenger in lavatory
Flashing Amber - Lavatory smoke detector set off
Green (some aircraft only) - FA to FA call

What about Bombardier and Embraer? Also Lockheed?

[Edited 2013-02-14 21:46:02]


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User currently offlineSAAFNAV From South Africa, joined Mar 2010, 254 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

I'm sorry, I don't mean to be rude, but I think most people here battle to understand your fascination with non-regulated light colors.

Are you doing a project on this or just interested?

Erich



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User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6386 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2369 times:

Quoting SAAFNAV (Reply 1):
Are you doing a project on this or just interested?

I am just interested. No problem with that.



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User currently offlinecornutt From United States of America, joined Jan 2013, 338 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2246 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):

Green (DC-9 only) - Unused, included as a placeholder for an unknown function.

I have a vague memory that Douglas intended to offer an intercom system that would allow calls between an FA and the gate desk. Don't know if they ever actually did it or not, but I recall hearing an FA on a Delta flight mention it when I was a kid. Back in the days when a lot of airports didn't have jetways, it would have saved the gate agents a lot of trouble.


User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6386 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2224 times:

Quoting cornutt (Reply 3):
I have a vague memory that Douglas intended to offer an intercom system that would allow calls between an FA and the gate desk. Don't know if they ever actually did it or not, but I recall hearing an FA on a Delta flight mention it when I was a kid. Back in the days when a lot of airports didn't have jetways, it would have saved the gate agents a lot of trouble.

Interesting.

Anyway, does anyone know the colors used by Embraer, Bombardier, and Lockheed?



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24080 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 4):
Anyway, does anyone know the colors used by Embraer, Bombardier, and Lockheed?

Wouldn't that be a customer option? For example if a carrier operated aircraft made by several manufacturers wouldn't they want those lights a standard color on their entire fleet so they always mean the same thing? Would be confusing for cabin crews flying multiple types if the meaning of a certain color changed from aircraft to aircraft. Doesn't seem like that would be a very complicated thing to change to meet a customer's requirements.


User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6386 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (1 year 2 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 5):
Wouldn't that be a customer option? For example if a carrier operated aircraft made by several manufacturers wouldn't they want those lights a standard color on their entire fleet so they always mean the same thing? Would be confusing for cabin crews flying multiple types if the meaning of a certain color changed from aircraft to aircraft. Doesn't seem like that would be a very complicated thing to change to meet a customer's requirements.

I flew on US Airways this past holiday season, and definitely noticed the differences in colors between the Boeing and Airbus aircraft. The Airbus aircraft (two A321s and an A330) had a red light to indicate a cockpit to FA call, while the Boeing aircraft (a 757, Hawaii version) had a pink light.



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User currently offlinebond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5343 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
Based on the information I gathered, here is what I found:

You found that they are essentially the same, unless you really want to differentiate between pink and red, which mean the same thing anyway!

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 5):
Would be confusing for cabin crews flying multiple types if the meaning of a certain color changed from aircraft to aircraft.

It doesn't, according to the OP analysis.


Jimbo



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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9483 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2042 times:

Quoting bond007 (Reply 7):
You found that they are essentially the same, unless you really want to differentiate between pink and red

That's what's puzzling me. Aren't we just talking about different shades of essentially the same colour? I mean, are the shades of blue the same in all types or are some lighter or darker than the rest? If the effects are achieved by coloured filters over white lights, isn't it just down to the selectiveness of the filter?


User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6386 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (1 year 2 months 1 day ago) and read 2022 times:

Quoting bond007 (Reply 7):
You found that they are essentially the same, unless you really want to differentiate between pink and red, which mean the same thing anyway!

The 717 has both pink and red, where pink indicates a cockpit to FA call or an FA to FA call, while red indicates a lavatory smoke detector went off.



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User currently offlinebond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5343 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (1 year 2 months 1 day ago) and read 2015 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 9):
The 717 has both pink and red, where pink indicates a cockpit to FA call or an FA to FA call, while red indicates a lavatory smoke detector went off.

Like I said, essentially the same. Almost all aircraft use pink/red for the same thing, except one type.

Not sure why the fascination  

I was amused by your comment in a previous thread about noticing a "striking difference" between Airbus and Boeing, because one uses pink, and the other red. I guess I don't see much difference at all, also considering they mean the same thing (except for perhaps 1 type).



Jimbo



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User currently offlinefreeze3192 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 2 months 21 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

The Bombardier Dash 8 uses solid green for a regular cabin/cockpit call and flashing amber for emergency call.


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User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6386 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (1 year 2 months 14 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

Quoting freeze3192 (Reply 11):
The Bombardier Dash 8 uses solid green for a regular cabin/cockpit call and flashing amber for emergency call.

Thanks. What about calls from pax in seat or from lavatory? I presume most likely it would be blue and solid amber, respectively, but I could be wrong. Anyway, it looks like we have found an exception to the pink/red rule (although some Airbus aircraft have green to indicate an FA to FA call in order to differentiate it from a cockpit to FA call).



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User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1186 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (1 year 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 1908 times:
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Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 12):
Thanks. What about calls from pax in seat

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