cokepopper
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Flight Attendant aircraft qualification

Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:38 pm

Hello,
I’m curious to hear from other flight attendants from around the world regarding how many a/c you are required to be qualified on.
At Delta it presently stands at 12
CS100
717
MD88/90
737 7/8/9
A319/20
A321
757/200/300
767 300/400
A330 200/300
777
A359
744

Thanks
 
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PatrickZ80
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Re: Flight Attendant aircraft qualification

Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:46 pm

As far as I know you don't have to be qualified for every aircraft type on the fleet, only for the type of aircraft you work on. This goes for pilots and of course cabin crew as well. Some flight attendants might have qualifications for more types of aircraft, but they don't usually switch that often. Mostly they stay with one type of aircraft for a longer time and only get a new qualification once it's certain they'll make the switch to that type of aircraft in the forseeable future.

Then of course there's airlines with only one type of aircraft in their fleet, so their crews only need to be certified for that one type of aircraft.
 
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Re: Flight Attendant aircraft qualification

Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:31 pm

Here in Europe we're only allowed a maximum of three different type ratings on our attestation. However sub types as far as I know are not limited. I am currently rated on saab 2000 as single crew and E170-100 as dual crew.
Having more than three types would be a nightmare to roster for crews to maintain competency as you need to fly on each type at least twice within a 90 day period.
Hope this helps. Also on a day if we are required to swap aircraft during a shift on to a different type, we can only go from an aircraft with slides to the same or an aircraft without slide. However not from no slides to slides.
 
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Re: Flight Attendant aircraft qualification

Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:10 pm

Why are Delta FA's required to be qualified on the CS100 when they don't have any, and won't have any for a long time, if ever?
 
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Re: Flight Attendant aircraft qualification

Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:14 pm

At United each sub-group sUA and sCO are qualified on all types in the fleet, the difference would be that the sUA FAs are qualified additionally on the A319/20 and the 747-400 (for 4 more days...).
 
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Re: Flight Attendant aircraft qualification

Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:29 pm

I am required just on the 737-800. We have also a -700 but it is based in another city.
 
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Re: Flight Attendant aircraft qualification

Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:47 pm

jetskipper wrote:
At United each sub-group sUA and sCO are qualified on all types in the fleet, the difference would be that the sUA FAs are qualified additionally on the A319/20 and the 747-400 (for 4 more days...).


They qualified new hires hired on the sCO side on everything in the combined fleet, including the Airbus and 747. And this was a few years ago.

Being a reserve FA in that situation was something else. There was (is) a bewildering amount aircraft and configurations.
 
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Re: Flight Attendant aircraft qualification

Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:32 am

United FAs (both sub CO & sub UA) are qualified on all aircraft regardless which sub one currently flies for. Those who start FA training in January will be qualified on all types as well (Excluding the 747).
Flight Attendants prepare doors for departure, cross check verify straps standby for all call
 
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Re: Flight Attendant aircraft qualification

Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:37 am

All UA Flight Attendants are qualified on all UA aircraft, regardless of subsidiary.
On behalf of your entire Boston based crew, thanks for flying with us today.
 
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Re: Flight Attendant aircraft qualification

Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:48 am

Wow that is a lot of studying for recurrent training! Wishing you all the best with the C-Series!

At Air Canada we are qualified for each aircraft in the fleet. Although we group certain aircraft types into one category, there are many differences sometimes within that fleet. For example 319 or 320 may be slide rafts or slides only, different safety equipment, different commands. The same holds true with the 777, door 3 evacuations on 77W are completely different for land, belly or water landings than on 77L. There are subtle differences on the 788 and 789, single or double lane slide/rafts depending on the door.

Embraer 190
Airbus 319-100
Airbus 320-200
Boeing 737 MAX 8
Airbus 321-200
Boeing 767-300
Boeing 787-8
Airbus 330-300
Boeing 787-9
Boeing 77L
Boeing 77W
 
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Re: Flight Attendant aircraft qualification

Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:08 am

IPFreely wrote:
Why are Delta FA's required to be qualified on the CS100 when they don't have any, and won't have any for a long time, if ever?

They're scheduled to take their first delivery in six months.. Yes, I realize there may be tariffs or threat of tariffs involved, but I haven't seen anything that suggests the plan has changed.
 
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Re: Flight Attendant aircraft qualification

Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:20 am

PatrickZ80 wrote:
As far as I know you don't have to be qualified for every aircraft type on the fleet, only for the type of aircraft you work on. This goes for pilots and of course cabin crew as well. Some flight attendants might have qualifications for more types of aircraft, but they don't usually switch that often. Mostly they stay with one type of aircraft for a longer time and only get a new qualification once it's certain they'll make the switch to that type of aircraft in the forseeable future.

Then of course there's airlines with only one type of aircraft in their fleet, so their crews only need to be certified for that one type of aircraft.


This topic sounds very operator specific. AFAIK most of the flight attendants at my airline are qualified on all types once they've worked for a while. But we only have a few types.

For pilots it is a bit different since an airliner type rating is quite a big undertaking, both to get initially and to maintain. There are pilots at our airline qualified on two types but there are very few of them.
"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots." - John Ringo
 
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Re: Flight Attendant aircraft qualification

Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:01 am

In the UK you can only be trained on 3 aircraft at anyone time.

I am currently on:
737-800
757-200

Soon to be trained on the 788/9 this Winter.
 
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Re: Flight Attendant aircraft qualification

Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:27 am

In Asia, I know MU and NH who qualifies their FAs on all a/c type (excluding types flown exclusively by subsidiaries in NH's case). CA qualifies their FAs on either Boeing or Airbus fleet (but not on both).

Michael
 
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Re: Flight Attendant aircraft qualification

Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:40 pm

snn2003 wrote:
All UA Flight Attendants are qualified on all UA aircraft, regardless of subsidiary.



Thanks, how many does that make for UA?
 
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Re: Flight Attendant aircraft qualification

Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:58 am

South African CAA allows for three types in your license, with the possibility of a fourth type if the operator can prove it is very similiar to another type on your license.

It is also split up into families - B737 classic is a separate rating from B738
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