What is an A320 Type Rating? Or for that matter a Type Rating on any Aircraft.
It is a qualification that all Civil Aviation Authorities require you to complete before you may fly a complex type of Aircraft or helicopter.
Unlike light Aircraft where you would complete a Class Rating and then be qualified to fly a group of similar planes, the Type Rating goes into far more depth depending on the complexity of the Aircrafts systems and flying characteristics.
The Type Rating would take the form of an element of Ground School, Fixed Base simulator training and then Full Flight simulator training on very sophisticated level D devices. The final requirement would be to actually fly six touch and go’s in the form of six circuits. Once all the required training has taken place with an approved TRTO (Type Rating Training Organisation) then the Aircraft rating is issued onto the candidate’s professional flying licence.
To qualify for the A320 type rating course with our or any UK TRTO you would have had to have completed either a Modular or Integrated frozen ATPL (Airline Transport Pilots Licence) course with a JAA (Joint Airworthiness Authority) flying school or otherwise known as an FTO (Flight Training Organisation).
The Airbus A320 family consists of short- to medium-range, narrow-body, commercial passenger jet Airliners manufactured by Airbus. The family includes the A318, A319, A320 and A321, and the ACJ business jet. The A320s are also named A320ceo (current engine option) after the introduction of the A320neo.Final assembly of the family in Europe takes place in Toulouse, France, and Hamburg, Germany. Starting in 2009, a plant in Tianjin, China, has also been producing Aircraft for Chinese Airlines. In April 2013, Airbus started construction of a new production facility for the A319, A320, and A321 variants in Mobile, Alabama. The Aircraft family can accommodate up to 220 passengers and has a range of 3,100 to 12,000 km (1,700 to 6,500 nmi), depending on model.
The first member of the A320 family—the A320—was launched in March 1984, first flew on 22 February 1987, and was first delivered in 1988. The family was soon extended to include the A321 (first delivered 1994), the A319 (1996), and the A318 (2003). The A320 family pioneered the use of digital fly-by-wire flight control systems, as well as side-stick controls, in commercial Aircraft. There has been a continuous improvement process since introduction.
In December 2010, Airbus officially launched the new generation of the A320 family with the A320neo "New Engine Option". The new generation offers a choice of the CFM International LEAP-X or Pratt & Whitney PW1000G, combined with Airframe improvements and the addition of winglets, named Sharklets by Airbus. The Aircraft will deliver fuel savings of up to 15%. Virgin America will be the launch customer for the Aircraft in spring of 2016. As of December 2011, a total of 1,196 A320neo family Aircraft have been ordered by 21 Airlines, making it the fastest ever selling commercial Aircraft.
As of July 2013, a total of 5,677 Airbus A320 family Aircraft have been delivered, of which 5,481 are in service. In addition, another 4,135 Airliners are on firm order. It ranked as the world's fastest-selling jet Airliner family according to records from 2005 to 2007, and as the best-selling single-generation Aircraft programme. The A320 family has proved popular with Airlines including low-cost carriers such as EasyJet who purchased A319s, and A320s, to replace its Boeing 737 fleet. The Aircraft family competes/has competed directly with the Boeing 737, 717, 757, and the McDonnell Douglas MD-80/MD-90
Airbus A320 demand:
The A320 is the fastest selling Airliner in the history of commercial aviation. At the Paris Airshow 2011, Airbus received an unprecedented 667 A320 commitments from Airlines and lessors, leading to a backlog of over 1000 units. There will be an increase in A320 pilot JOBS as a result of the Airbus A320 families success.
Contracts OFFER great pay, commuting & non-commuting options, comprehensive insurance, and per diems. Generous travel benefits for monthly days off are also available. Rishworth Aviation provides flight crew with quality up to date pre-screening support and advice, and great on-contract support.
Beijing Capital A320 :-
A320 Captain in Beijing Capital Airlines
The company was established in 1995 as Deer Jet Airlines. And it began providing charter services in December 2008 using a fleet of A319s and corporate jets. The Airline was authorized by the Civil Aviation Administration of China to operate scheduled Air services in 2009.
Deer Jet Airlines was divided into two companies on May 4, 2010. While the charter operation has kept the Deer Jet branding, scheduled operations using Airbus Aircraft were renamed Beijing Capital Airlines. Beijing capital Airlines is one of the subsidiary company of Hainan Air group. Based in the capital city-Beijing, this company now has around 40 A320 series Aircraft. With its fast growing, there will be more A320 Airplane coming.
Total Time: 3,000+ hours
A319/320/321PIC time: 500+ Hours
Last Flight on A319/320/321: within 12 months
Age: 55 or under at date of application
No Licence Limitations (e.g. VMC circling to land restriction)
No history of incidents or accidents
Passport from country that has diplomatic relations with China.
Choice of bases; great pay & benefits; commuting and non-commuting roster patterns.
Radha Yadav [MBA ]