Cdfmxtech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1341 posts, RR: 26 Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1675 times:
Would u rather be proficient on one or multiple aicraft??
U know the techs at Southwest know (or should know) the B737 in their sleep.
Well, for those at AA, CO, DL, NW, UA...do you prefer it your way (having to know multiple types), or would you rather have it like SWA??
NKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1660 times:
Depends... If my employing airline has multiple types of aircraft, I prefer to have as much knowledge and experience on as many types as possible. I also believe it is beneficial for said airline as well to have their mechanics well-rounded with a wide range of proficiency. And yes, I very much like the challenge, and variety, as well. -- Now, If "my" airline has only one basic type of aircraft, It wouldn't really be much of an issue anyway would it?
Saintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1645 times:
If you can be multi rated why not multi type? The theory is the same on all aircraft, and there is always the maintenance manuals to refer to for the individual perculiarities. Besides, I think the more experience you have can make a better engineer.