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FA Cockpit Call Lights-Boeing Pink And Airbus Red?

Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:43 pm

I recently had a roundtrip vacation on US to Puerto Rico, and noticed a striking difference between the colors of the FA cockpit call lights on Boeing vs. Airbus aircraft. On Boeing aircraft (the 757 in my case), the FA cockpit call lights were pink, while on the Airbus aircraft (A321 and A330 in my case) they were red. What is the particular reason for this difference? I thought pink was supposed to be the standard color for FA cockpit call lights. The 717 I heard has a red light that indicates the lavatory smoke detector went off.
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Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:31 pm

Maybe they were "worn-out" pink, i.e. that kind of pink, that used to be red all those years ago?
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RE: FA Cockpit Call Lights-Boeing Pink And Airbus Red?

Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:43 pm

Quoting Fabo (Reply 1):
Maybe they were "worn-out" pink, i.e. that kind of pink, that used to be red all those years ago?

No, looking at numerous online sources, pink is the standard color to indicate an FA call from the cockpit. I think only Airbus uses red.
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Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:56 pm

On the CRJ, I believe they're green. Our FA call button in the flight deck is green.
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RE: FA Cockpit Call Lights-Boeing Pink And Airbus Red?

Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:55 pm

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
What is the particular reason for this difference?

I think you answered your own question. Boeing uses pink and Airbus uses red. The difference is the aircraft manufacturer.
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RE: FA Cockpit Call Lights-Boeing Pink And Airbus Red?

Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:00 pm

Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 3):
On the CRJ, I believe they're green. Our FA call button in the flight deck is green.

Typically, a green light I think indicates an FA to FA call. Blue typically indicates a passenger call from a seat. Yellow/amber typically indicates a passenger call from the lavatory, and if flashing, it indicates a smoke detector went off in the one of the lavs (except on the 717 where it is indicated by a separate red light).

Quoting unattendedbag (Reply 4):
I think you answered your own question. Boeing uses pink and Airbus uses red. The difference is the aircraft manufacturer.

McDonnell Douglas used pink as far as I know as well. Why is Airbus different?

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Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:02 pm

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 5):
Typically, a green light I think indicates an FA to FA call

Okay, I guess I misinterpreted your question. The light on the interphone is green. The flight deck call indicator that's mid-cabin on the emergency exit sign is red.
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Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:45 am

Quoting unattendedbag (Reply 4):
I think you answered your own question. Boeing uses pink and Airbus uses red. The difference is the aircraft manufacturer.
Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 5):
Why is Airbus different?

Maybe because it isn't regulated and each manufacturer has different ideas?
 
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Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:46 pm

on BA A32x aircraft a cabin crew to cabin crew call is green, a flight crew to cabin crew call is red, pax call is bell is blue and a toilet call bell is yellow
 
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RE: FA Cockpit Call Lights-Boeing Pink And Airbus Red?

Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:33 pm

Quoting bwaflyer (Reply 8):
on BA A32x aircraft a cabin crew to cabin crew call is green, a flight crew to cabin crew call is red, pax call is bell is blue and a toilet call bell is yellow

Interesting, EZY airbus' only have three colours. Red is interphone call (from other cabin crew or flight deck), blue is passenger call bell, and yellow is toilet call bell. If the lav smoke alarm activates, the yellow light flashes and there's a low chime.
 
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RE: FA Cockpit Call Lights-Boeing Pink And Airbus Red?

Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:34 pm

I don't think regulations cover the colour code of the lights, hence each manufacturer determines their choices.
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RE: FA Cockpit Call Lights-Boeing Pink And Airbus Red?

Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:22 pm

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 9):
Interesting, EZY airbus' only have three colours. Red is interphone call (from other cabin crew or flight deck), blue is passenger call bell, and yellow is toilet call bell. If the lav smoke alarm activates, the yellow light flashes and there's a low chime.

Which is the same as the bmi aircraft amd confuses some of the BA crew who think the captain is calling when it's just the back galley!
 
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RE: FA Cockpit Call Lights-Boeing Pink And Airbus Red?

Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:35 am

At QF all our aircraft both Boeing and Airbus have a pink light regardless of who is making the call (it flashes for an emergency call).
 
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RE: FA Cockpit Call Lights-Boeing Pink And Airbus Red?

Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:20 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 10):
I don't think regulations cover the colour code of the lights, hence each manufacturer determines their choices.

As far as I know, the only FARs (Federal Air Regulations) concerning colors of enunciation are about warning and indication in the flight deck. Lights used in the cabin are up to the manufacturer to choose.
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RE: FA Cockpit Call Lights-Boeing Pink And Airbus Red?

Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:26 pm

Quoting bwaflyer (Reply 11):

How quickly some of the existing BA crew forgot about the G-BUSx series!! They've not been gone long, and they had red lights for all crew calls  )
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