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Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?

Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:27 am

Is there a name for them besides "Ding" or "Bing"? I just wanted to know.. Thanks!

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RE: Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?

Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:45 am

Hey Wes,

I believe they're called chimes.  Smile

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RE: Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?

Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:03 am



Quoting Metroliner (Reply 1):
I believe they're called chimes.

Is there a technical name for the chimes?
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RE: Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?

Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:03 am

The Term in the AMM is "Chimes"
They can be of High or low intensity depending on the call made.
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RE: Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?

Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:13 pm



Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 2):
Is there a technical name for the chimes?

Yes. It's "chimes". Big grin
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RE: Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?

Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:11 pm

Usually, when the purser picks up the handset (or whomever) it would send a double chime and the F/A's in the back will pick up and see what he/she wants. You will also hear it when the captain/F.O. is calling in the cabin.
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RE: Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?

Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:56 pm

The Chimes can be Low or High tone or even a combination of both.
Can be used for:-
1.Pax calling attendent from seat.
2.Pax calling attendent from toilet.
3.Flight crew calling Attendant.
4.Attendant calling Attendant.

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RE: Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?

Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:48 am



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 6):
Can be used for:-

They are also used to communicate...for example, the flight crew may signal a certain number of chimes to indicate to the attendants that they have passed 10,000 feet, and that they can make their approved electronics speech.

I know the number of chimes differ per airline. Does anyone have lists for any particular airline?
 
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RE: Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?

Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:45 pm



Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 5):
Usually, when the purser picks up the handset (or whomever) it would send a double chime and the F/A's in the back will pick up and see what he/she wants. You will also hear it when the captain/F.O. is calling in the cabin.

That actually depends on the aircraft type and airline.

We have one we call the high-lo chime. High ring lower ring.
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RE: Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?

Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:08 pm

How did the manufacturers determine that the particular tone/frequency of the chime was the correct one? Try a whole bunch until someone determined the correct one? Also, to my untrained ear the chimes sound the same on A & B products, but are they?

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RE: Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?

Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:10 pm

At AS, when the captain chimes the seatbelt twice after take-off, it means the FA's can get out of their jumpseats and begin their duties.
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RE: Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?

Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:45 pm

Air China's A330 fleet has three chimes - high, mid, and low. All three sound whenever a cabin announcement is made by the FAs or the flight deck. On a couple of flights this past November, I noted that some FAs must still be getting used to the system because the chimes take some time to play and they started talking over them, stopped and waited, and then continued.

I want to know where you can download an MP3 or WAV of chimes that doesn't also include annoying cabin noise, etc. Seems like a perfect incoming SMS tone on my phone.  Smile
 
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RE: Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?

Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:10 am



Quoting BWI757 (Reply 9):
Also, to my untrained ear the chimes sound the same on A & B products, but are they

If you hear them often the Difference is very Noticable & if used back to back the High tone is very different from the Low tone & can be picked instantly.
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RE: Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?

Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:02 am



Quoting Flashmeister (Reply 11):
I want to know where you can download an MP3 or WAV of chimes that doesn't also include annoying cabin noise, etc. Seems like a perfect incoming SMS tone on my phone.

Great idea!
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RE: Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?

Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:33 am

Out of curiosity, is there some sort of "code" regarding the number of chimes used? I seem to recall that with DL, the pilots sounded the chime 4 times, to mark either reaching 10,000ft (portable electronic devices may now be used), and to mark the initial descent (shut them off, seat belts). On AA though, I didn't notice this.
 
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RE: Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?

Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:18 pm

Quoting N231YE (Reply 14):
Out of curiosity, is there some sort of "code" regarding the number of chimes used? I seem to recall that with DL, the pilots sounded the chime 4 times, to mark either reaching 10,000ft (portable electronic devices may now be used), and to mark the initial descent (shut them off, seat belts). On AA though, I didn't notice this.

Each airline is different. Tha't just how Delta does it (flew them non-rev as an emplopyee for 2 years so i noticed too). For example, on Comair/ASA they just do 2 when passing through 10,000).

BTW, what your talking about is just the aurol sound from the no-smoking sign. They are talking about the call chimes between the F/A and flight deck crew.

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RE: Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?

Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:45 am

My experience while flying NW has been 3 consecutive chimes on final approach. Also, apparently Airbus A320 series A/C chime automatically when gear-up is commanded and the no-smoking sign is in the AUTO position.
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RE: Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?

Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:48 am



Quoting Ward86IND (Reply 16):
Also, apparently Airbus A320 series A/C chime automatically when gear-up is commanded and the no-smoking sign is in the AUTO position

Thats based on L/G & TE Flaps position.

About the no of chimes at FL100.Thats the company SOP decided & agreed between crew.
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RE: Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?

Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:22 pm



Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 7):
Does anyone have lists for any particular airline?

Two chimes on CO crossing 10,000 feet in either direction (can't tell you high or low, though).
The only times I've heard more than 2 chimes in a row have usually been accompanied with the "Is there a doctor on board?" all call within about 10 minutes .

It's funny now that I'm trying to think of it -- when I'm on board, I can tell you when I hear chime X that it means Y (as far as interphone, FA call, etc.) but now that I'm trying to think about it I'm having a hard time figuring out what those chimes are.

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RE: Do Those "Dings" You Hear In Planes Have A Name?

Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:16 pm



Quoting Flashmeister (Reply 11):
Seems like a perfect incoming SMS tone on my phone.

That was precisely why I asked... I have one, but it sucks..
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