The Airbus A350 XWB and A330 have been approved for common type rating for pilots training to fly the aircraft. The new regulatory approval means that pilots who are qualified and current on the A330 can start training to fly the A350 XWB by undergoing “differences training” only. Differences training does not require the use of ground-based full-flight-simulators and reduces pilot training time to just eight days—as much as 65% less than a standard transition course. It ...

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