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