leelaw
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Airbus A350 Cockpit Redesigned To Mimick A380

Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:54 am

Airbus has had a re-think on its flightdeck choice for the A350 long range twin (pictured below), adopting common architecture and systems with the A380.

http://flightinternational.com/Artic...pit+redesigned+to+mimick+A380.html
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Glom
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RE: Airbus A350 Cockpit Redesigned To Mimick A380

Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:59 am

Question: how different must an aircraft be before a new type rating is needed?
 
n1786b
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RE: Airbus A350 Cockpit Redesigned To Mimick A380

Fri Feb 24, 2006 3:02 am

Quoting Glom (Reply 2):
Question: how different must an aircraft be before a new type rating is needed?

Not only that, but how are they going to be able to certificate this plane as an A330 derivitive - new wing, cockpit, materials, assembly line and so on....

If John says it is 90% new, then it should be certificated as 90% new.

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RE: Airbus A350 Cockpit Redesigned To Mimick A380

Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:25 am

Quoting N1786b (Reply 3):
Not only that, but how are they going to be able to certificate this plane as an A330 derivitive - new wing, cockpit, materials, assembly line and so on....

If John says it is 90% new, then it should be certificated as 90% new.

Starting to sound like they're going to jack up the aerial and roll a new airplane in underneath it.
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