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Old 8th Mar 2015, 23:21
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Join Date: Apr 2009
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Various Globals now...

Classic, XRS and 5000 were built with Honeywell SPZ8400 avionics and they are one common type with very minor differences training included in the initial or during a recurrent class.

The new 5000 and now the 6000 are manufactured with a Rockwell Collins Vision avionics package, so the XRS is no longer manufactured as its increased range capabilities are rolled into the new 6000.

The new 5000 and 6000 are still a BBD700 type rating but offered with much more extensive differences training due to the new flight deck.

The 7000 and 8000 will be a totally new type rating due to the fly-by-wire side sticks etc.

Average cost annual 6000 recurrent class (two classes) at Flight Safety is approximately $55,000, with the initial differences course between Honeywell and Rockwell Collins priced at approximately $25,000. There is also now an approved differences class for Rockwell Collins to Honeywell flight decks.

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