macmac76
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A330/A340 Pilots

Mon May 12, 2003 8:37 am

Are pilots on the A330 also qualified to fly the A340???
 
Rick767
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RE: A330/A340 Pilots

Mon May 12, 2003 8:44 am

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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macmac76
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RE: A330/A340 Pilots

Mon May 12, 2003 8:47 am

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?
 
Rick767
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RE: A330/A340 Pilots

Mon May 12, 2003 4:29 pm

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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CX Flyboy
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RE: A330/A340 Pilots

Tue May 13, 2003 12:10 am

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).
 
macmac76
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RE: A330/A340 Pilots

Wed May 14, 2003 2:21 am

thanks for all the replies!
 
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RE: A330/A340 Pilots

Wed May 14, 2003 8:04 pm

CX Flyboy: -

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

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Kev
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RE: A330/A340 Pilots

Thu May 15, 2003 12:58 am

Kev,

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

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