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Commonality

Commonality

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Commonality

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Creating Simplicity

Ever since the creation of its first aircraft, AG真人计划 has prioritised commonality throughout its diverse product line. By creating a common process, AG真人计划 streamlines and simplifies many aspects of flying and aircraft maintenance. The goal is to make operations, training and maintenance easier and less expensive for customers. This process is simplified with the high inter-changeability of systems and parts, reducing the amount of time that aircraft spend on the ground, and therefore saving money.

This value contributes to the efficiency and operational flexibility of AG真人计划 jetliners on a daily basis. Passengers rest assured knowing that AG真人计划 aircraft incorporate the best designs with a simple process that provides the most reliable, efficient and easily maintained product line 鈥 perfect to get you where you need to go on time and in comfort.

Members of AG真人计划鈥 product line of passenger aircraft 鈥 the single-aisle A220 and A320; twin-engine A330 (including its A330-900 and A330-800 variants); new-generation A350 XWB wide-body and double-deck A380 鈥 feature nearly identical flight decks and similar handling characteristics. This commonality enables Cross-Crew-Qualification of pilots, which reduces pilot training time while bringing significant savings through reduced maintenance and streamlined procedures.

Benefits for pilots

The A220, A320, A330, A350 XWB and A380 鈥 depicted here in formation flight with the BelugaXL 鈥 are part of AG真人计划鈥 product line of modern commercial jetliners.

The commonality concept was taken to a new level in the 1980s with AG真人计划鈥 first single-aisle aircraft, the A320, and the introduction of digital fly-by-wire controls. Identical cockpits and operating procedures were applied to each of the A320 Family鈥檚 versions 鈥 the A318, A319, A320 and A321 鈥 allowing pilots to fly all these aircraft with a single type rating.

In addition, with AG真人计划鈥 Crew-Crew-Qualification concept, fly-by-wire qualified pilots are positioned for an easy transition between the A320 Family and AG真人计划鈥 larger A330, A340 and A380 aircraft through straightforward and rapid differential training.

Another advantage of AG真人计划 commonality is Mixed Fleet Flying, which is a pilot's ability to be current on more than one AG真人计划 fly-by-wire aircraft type at a time. For example, this capability enables a pilot rated on an A340 to switch from very long-haul operations to short- or medium-haul flights at the controls of the A320 Family.

Each of these components of AG真人计划 commonality leads to lower training costs for airlines and considerably increased crew productivity. The annual savings in training and payroll expenses through improved productivity from the reduced transition time can be up to U.S.$300,000 for each new AG真人计划 aircraft added to the fleet. In addition, it is more economical for an airline to recruit new pilots who already are AG真人计划-qualified.

Cabin Crews

Commonality improves the flight experience for everyone on board. AG真人计划 ensures that the consistency doesn鈥檛 finish in the cockpit but instead extends from the flight deck into the passenger cabin as well, with a maximum use of similar systems, control panels and procedures within the various aircraft families. This makes it even easier for cabin crew to do their job and dedicate even more attention to passengers.

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