concorde1518
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AA MD-80's

Tue Jul 31, 2001 3:28 am

Why does American Airlines use the analogue and semi-efis (i don't know the exact names, where the Attitude, and the HSI are glass, but the engine gauges aren't) cockpits on their md-80's, but others have analogue attitude and hsi.



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Are you qualified to fly both of them if you are an MD-80 pilot?



 
aa61hvy
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RE: AA MD-80's

Tue Jul 31, 2001 5:39 am

My guess would be the new cockpit verses the older cockpit... and im thinking if you qualified for one, you are qualified for the other... maybe like the 767-200/300.. if qualified for one, you can fly the other... althought i could be wrong
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Corsair2
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RE: AA MD-80's

Tue Jul 31, 2001 6:05 am

MD-80 flight decks started out with all analog type instrumentation on the MD-81. Beginning with the MD-82 flight decks, an EADI and EHSI (electronic attitude director indicator and electronic horizontal situation indicator) became available. The airspeed indicator, altimeter and VSI though were still analog type. Not until launch customer Delta Airlines ordered the MD-88 were the EADI and EHSI standard. The MD-88 also offered modernized engine instruments with N1, EPR, N2, and EGT with digital readouts. It took until the 717, a derivative of the MD-80/90 series, to go completely digital with a six tube EFIS flight deck.


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RE: AA MD-80's

Tue Jul 31, 2001 8:06 am

True, True..  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
AAR90
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RE: AA MD-80's

Tue Jul 31, 2001 9:08 am

AA's early delivery MD80's were all analog cockpit displays. Later deliveries contained EFIS [electronic flight instrument system] and AA was just beginning a slow retrofit program as I upgraded off of the MD80 fleet. AFAIK, all AA MD80s are EFIS and GPS equipped.

All AA MD80 pilots were qualified to fly all AA MD80 aircraft except for ex-QQ airplanes. Those required special "differences" course provided to west coast based AA pilots, but did not include ex-QQ MD90 aircraft. MD90s were considered a different type aircraft and MD90 pilots were not (no longer) qualified to fly MD80s and MD80 pilots were (never) qualified to fly MD90s --at least that's how AA handled things.  Wink/being sarcastic
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concorde1518
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RE: AA MD-80's

Tue Jul 31, 2001 11:21 am

Sorry, what's the ex-qq? So, the 717 is it's own aircraft, and the md-90 is its own aircraft. but pilots are qualified to fly all the MD-80's? -80,-81,-82,-83,
-87,-88?

Thanks you guys,
Aaron
 
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RE: AA MD-80's

Tue Jul 31, 2001 11:25 am

QQ = Reno Air.