Re: FT: Virgin interested in Superjumbo

From:         "P. Wezeman" <pwezeman@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu>
Organization: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
Date:         20 May 96 09:54:39 
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On 9 May 1996, Karl Swartz wrote:
> The biggest point of controversy seems to be the cockpit.  Boeing
> wants to keep the foreward section of the new models the same as the
> 747-400 to minimize costs.  Some airlines are asking for cockpits more
> like that of the 777, possibly going as far as having a common type
> rating.

   Is there any precedent for a common type rating for aircraft having
different numbers of engines? Is this true for the Airbus A330-A340 ?
If a common type rating for the B777 and B747-500 and -600 is allowed, would
present B777 rating holders be allowed to fly all three aircraft or would
the combined rating be a new type rating?

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                        Peter Wezeman