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Old 9th Jan 2019, 11:07
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Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: RWB, UK
Age: 73
Posts: 68
Thanks blue up! I was ready to make the same point. I think common type ratings extended by CBT still warrant more examination post Lion Air.
I remember a standby callout to operate an IAE engined 320 for the first time from LGW. My base only operated CFM 319/320s. Fortunately I had the notes in my bag and it was a hour plus taxi ride so I had a bit of time to refresh my very limited knowledge.
Again it was fortunate that the FO, being LGW based, was familiar with the IAE engine.
"OK first sector is yours and talk to me all about the engine while you are using it".
All went well but not an ideal situation especially if the FO had been new with no IAE experience. I can't remember if crewing had access to who was and who wasn't IAE experienced. On paper all crews were IAE qualified!
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