The King is Dead! Long Live the King!

With Boeing exams successfully passed and our flying licences slowly on their way no time was wasted by our trainers to get our batch started on the Airbus A380. We quite literally got a 20 minute break between the actual test and the start of a new chapter of our endless SEP training.

You may think that plane is a plane- it’s got two wings,  a cockpit and it flies. Who cares if it’s a Boeing or an Airbus. Well- you couldn’t be more wrong. From a safety point of view these two are completely different. One of them is a sassy American whereas the other is full of the old European charm. Where Boeing “flashes” Airbus “flickers”, what’s “electric” on Boeing it’s “automatic” on Airbus. There are countless “handles, levers and pulls” inside and outside of a Boeing and “push buttons and sliding icons” of an Airbus.

Boeing is always going to have a special place in my hearth since it was the first aircraft I have ever evacuated and extinguished fire in. However Airbus… well what can I say- it is simply too big to be ignored. I have fallen in love with this flagship aircraft about two years ago as a passenger and our little affair continued throughout my entire career with the Airline. I can’t wait to get to know it better and to see whether I will go on loving it as a crew or if the annoying little habits or this massive piece of a plane are gonna make me fall out of love…

 

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