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User currently offlineMacmac76 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 234 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3887 times:

Are pilots on the A330 also qualified to fly the A340???

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User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3855 times:

Simple answer... some are and some aren't! It depends whether they have passed a Cross Crew Qualification Course (CCQ). Same as A320 series pilots flying the A330 (as many in the UK do), it is subject to the CCQ course being passed.

A CCQ is required because the aircraft have different type ratings. So where the 757/767 (which shares a type rating) just needs a brief differences course, to go A330 to A340, or the other way, needs a CCQ of just over a week I recall. Still far far less than transitioning from say a 737 to a 747 or a 757/767 to 777 which is a full type rating course (approx. 1 month).

Hope this answered your question!



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User currently offlineMacmac76 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3840 times:

yup, you did! and that was a quick response too...thanks Rick767. Do you know if pilots qualify on both the 330 and 340 on Philippine Airlines?

User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3709 times:

Sorry, I don't know that. If they operate both types it is quite possible that is the case. Here in the UK we have A320/321 pilots flying the A332 for Monarch Airlines, MyTravel and Thomas Cook. It makes sense with such a short conversion to allow them to fly both types.

So I would guess the answer is probably yes.



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User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6598 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3584 times:

Pilots in Cathay on the Airbus almost all start off on the A330 then get CCQed onto the A340 as well about a year later. Not many are only A340 qualified (Apart from Second Officers flying long haul only).

User currently offlineMacmac76 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

thanks for all the replies!

User currently offlineB-HOP From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2000, 630 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3329 times:

CX Flyboy: -

Are those flts to SYD/MEL with 330 operates by Second Officers or only First Officers operates them?

Regards
Kev



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User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6598 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3373 times:

Kev,

Those flights are normally one Captain, one First Officer and one Second Officer.


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