Institute: Frankfinn institute of airhostess training
First of all I would like to thank Ms.Nina Ramachandran for her support and encouragement.
I would also like to thank Frankfinn institute who gave me this wonderful opportunity.
OPEN SKIES POLICY.
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL PARTS OF AIRCRAFT.
COMMUNICATION ON BOARD.
SERVICE ON BOARD.
MEALS ON BOARD.
History of aviation industry in India
The origin of Indian civil aviation industry can be traced back to 1912, when the first air flight between Karachi and Delhi was started by the Indian State Air Services in collaboration with the UK based Imperial Airways.
It was an extension of London-Karachi flight of the Imperial Airways. In 1932, JRD Tata founded Tata Airline, the first Indian airline.
At the time of independence, nine air transport companies were carrying both air cargo and passengers.
These were Tata Airlines, Indian National Airways, Air service of India, Deccan Airways, Ambica Airways, Bharat Airways, Orient Airways and Mistry Airways. After partition Orient Airways shifted to Pakistan.
Aviation Industry in India is one of the fastest growing aviation industries in the world.
With the liberalization of the Indian aviation sector, aviation industry in India has undergone a rapid transformation.
From being primarily a government-owned industry, the Indian aviation industry is now dominated by privately owned full service airlines and low cost carriers. Private airlines account for around 75% share of the domestic aviation market.
Earlier air travel was a privilege. only a few could afford, but today air travel has become much cheaper and can be afforded by a large number of people.
Aviation Industry in India
P1a)With open skies policy came in a number of low cost airlines describe how they have brought about a growth in the aviation sector there by adding to the co8untries economy .
Open skies is an international policy concept which calls for the liberalization of rules and regulations on international aviation industry most specially commercial aviation - opening a free market for the airline industry.
A low cost airline is that which generally has low fares and less comforts. To make up for revenue lost in decreased ticket prices, the airline may charge for extras like food, priority boarding, seat allocating, and baggage etc.
SOME OF THE LOWCOST AIRLINES IN INDIA ARE
Air India express
Advantages of low cost airlines
It saves time.
It promotes great vacations.
It is extremely convenient.
It saves money.
It allows more people to fly.
DISADVANTAGES OF LOW COST AIRLINES:
Service is limited.
Comforts are limited.
Price will not return back if we cancel our reservatin.
NAME HEAD QUARTERS HEADS FLEET SLOGAN INDIO GO GURGAON RAHUL BHATIA 39 GO INDIGO GO AIR MUMBIA JEHANGIR WADIA 25 FLY SMART SPICE JET GURGAON NEIL MILLS 10 THE CHOICE IS SIMPLE JET LITE MUMBAI NARESH GOYAL 19 EMOTIONALLY YOURS AIR INDIA EXPRESS KERALA ARVIND YADHAV 21 YOUR PALACE IN THE SKY KINGFISHER RED MUMBIA VIJAY MALLAYA 21 FLY THE GOOD TIMES
Spice Jet is a low-cost airline based in New Delhi, India. It began service in
May 2005. Earlier known as Royal Airways, it is a reincarnation of ModiLuft.
SpiceJet marked its entry in service with Rs. 99 fares for the first 99 days.
There were 9000 seats available at this rate. It followed it up with a Rs. 999
promotional scheme on select routes. Their marketing theme is "offering low
'everyday spicy fares' and great guest services to price conscious travelers".
It was voted as the best low-cost airline in South Asia and Central Asia
region by Skytrax in 2007
The airline was established in June 2004. On 9 June 2005 Go Air announced that it intended to launch operations in October 2005 with a fleet of 20 leased Airbus A320 aircraft.
Initial flights would be in the southern and western areas of India with the first nine A320s, the remaining 11 aircraft being added in the second year.
At the time the airline was in discussion with both Airbus and Boeing on the purchase of between 20 and 40 new aircraft, with a contract to be in place by the end of 2005 and with deliveries to start by 2007 .
P1a) Briefly describe how the above airlines have brought about a growth in the aviation sector there by adding to the country’s economy.
Improvement of India’s economy By low cost Airlines
The GDP growth rate was less than 1% in 1991 and has raised to 8.5%
India is set to become the world’s largest consumer market within next 25 years
Corporate earnings are forecast to rise 21% in 2006
India’s purchasing power parity is currently the fourth largest in the world
P1a) In the diagram provide by your assessor label the interiors and exterior parts of the given aircraft and describe their function.
Interiors parts of aircraft :-
Interiors parts of aircraft :-
A cockpit is the area, usually near the front of an aircraft, from which a pilot controls the aircraft.
From the cockpit an aircraft is controlled on the ground and in the air.
The portion of enclosed airplane intended for the transport of passengers.
An airliner can have a single deck or a double deck, like a boeing 747 (A380).
All lavatories are similar in design, though size and contour may vary depending on its location.
lavatory contains a toilet, washbasin, mirror, disposal units & necessary vanity item holder & drawers.
In addition there is an attendant call button, a ‘RETURN TO SEAT’ sign and an overhead compartment containing two oxygen masks.
The ‘kitchen’ of the aircraft is called the galley.
The number of galleys in each airliner depends on the number of passengers that aircraft can carry & the size of the aircraft itself.
All galleys have the provision for storing & preparing food & beverages.
Usually provided on the underside of the aircraft for storage of passenger baggage & freight.
It is consist of three parts. Forward, Aft & Bulk cargo.
External parts of aircraft:-
Located underneath the plane, it allows the plane to land supports it while it on ground.
It also has the mechanism to reduce and absorb the shock of landing to acceptable limits .
it is of two types. Nose landing gear and Main landing gear.
A rudder is a flat plane or sheet of material attached with hinges to the craft's stern, tail or after end.
Often rudders are shaped so as to minimize aerodynamic drag. On simple watercraft, a tiller essentially, a stick or pole acting as a lever arm—may be attached to the top of the rudder to allow it to be turned.
The part of the plane that provides lift and support the weight of plane and passengers.
The part of the aircraft, which is streamlined, and the wings and tails are attached to it. Central body portion of a plane designed to carry fuel, passengers, freight and mail.
Movable portion of wings found on the outer part of the wing on the trailing edge, which moves up and down. These are used to make the plane turn and control the roll of the aircraft.
Wings:- Fuselage:- Ailerons:-
It is helps to nose to move the direction up, down, right and left.
Navigation lights are used to identify the aircraft goes which directions.
Its has two colors lights.
Red light is left side and green light is right side.
P1b) In a medical/technical on flight justify how you would communicate on board asking for help . p1b
It was U.S airways flight 1549, the plane has got a bird strike.
They lost hope on both the engines, so they thought to land on water.
P2 informs the sr.most and they will safely lands on water. Their conversation between them is:
P2: (takes the intercom) we have technical problem we are going to land on water, please prepare for ditching.
Sr.most: (takes the intercom) stop your service and prepare for ditching.
And makes an announcement to the passengers:
Ladies and gentle men, there is an emergency evacuation, we are going to land on water.
Please don’t be panic you are in a safe hand.
Please fasten your seat belts, keep your seat backs in upright position.
Your cooperation is very much important to us. Thank you.
Technical problem on flight , I communicate on board :-
Mean while, the crew do the pre-flight check related to emergencies. like,
They’ll see that no loose item is there, lavatory clear, galley checked, cabin secured etc.
Then they’ll take their places.
Now, when they landed, crew checks the outside area and opens the door in arm position, then helps the passengers.
Crew1 with pregnant women: Mam, please don’t be panic, I’ll help you to get down, inflate your life vest fast.
Crew2(in water): hurry, come this side.
Passenger I’m having breathing problem.
Crew2: wear this oxygen mask don’t worry, every thing will be alright.
Within 80secs every one evacuates from the flight.
And crew carries emergency equipments like,
Oxygen bottles with first-aid mask.
First aid kit.
Dry fruits (if possible)
P2a.With the help of a case study identify the safety and evacuation features of that particular flight. explain the operation of the feature identified by you.
Case study :
In the evolution of aviation safety it is often recognized that after an accident, accident investigators conduct exhaustive research in the cause of such accidents.
Often, once a conclusion is reached, regulations are put in force to prevent such accidents from happening.
15 Jan 2009 US Airways flight 1549 has crash landed in the icy Hudson River in New York City.
The Airbus A320 was heading 155 people on board, including the 2 pilots and 3 flight attendants.
Due to one engine failure by the bird strike and fuel leakage also.
So it is landed on water.
The Evacuation procedure they followed, identified by me:
When the commander has come to know that there will be a ditching.
He informed the ATC people about the landing.
He then informed the senior most to make the cabin prepared for landing.
Senior most confirmed “Cabin Secure” from the remaining crew and informed commander.
The flight landed the crew checked the outside position and opens the Door in Arm position.
The Raft inflated, Senior most announces to “Evacuate” using the Power Megaphone and guides all the passengers to the exits.
Remaining crew helped the passengers in evacuating.
The raft opens out when the door is opened in arm mode and inflates automatically. The passengers and crew then slide down and move away to safety.
Hand held loud speakers used by crew to enable them to direct emergency evacuation procedures by being heard over various sounds associated with emergency.
Raft: Power Megaphone:
RADIO BEACON :
It is a device on board to give
signal or network to contact
outside in emergency.
LIFE JACKET :
It is know as personal flotation device .
It is a device designed to wearer, either conscious or unconscious, to keep afloat in water with head's face above the water surface when in or on water.
P3a,b&c Identify and explain the cockpit and cargo with relevance to cabin crew?
Operation of cockpit relevant to cabin crew:-
The forward section of an aircraft where the pilots seats during a flight known as cockpit.
Cockpit room contains two windows, it can open at emergences.
Descend device is there on windows.
Fire axe at cockpit door.
Voice recorder is there , but it stores memory of last half an hour, before thing will delete in it atomically.
Cockpit door is bullet proof & double locked.
Only DGCA, licensed people and operating crew are allowed to enter cockpit.
It is the responsibility of Cabin crew to serve the cockpit crew.
P1 should be served beverages from Port Side (LEFT).
P2 should be served beverages from his Star Board Side (RIGHT).
Same food at same time should not be served to the cockpit crew because there may be a chance of food poisoning.
Same time both the pilots should not leave the cockpit.
Incase of Incapacitated pilot, Senior most helps the operating crew for landing by reading the CHECK LIST.
Cargo relevant to cabin crew:-
Usually Cargo contains passenger Luggage/Baggage.
Cargo contains 3 parts, it is down of cabin the 3 parts are:
1. forward cargo.
2. aft cargo.
3. bulk cargo.
Cabin crew has nothing to do with the cargo.
When a passenger comes with an extra baggage, crew calls the loader and handovers it to him.
2.p2a.What qualities should you possess to be an efficient cabin crew? evaluate how you use these qualities on board?
CABIN CREW : An employee of an airline who is primarily responsible for the Safety and Comfort of passengers. RESPONSIBILITY: This makes the cabin crew worthy of trust and also enables them to fulfill their duty in an excellent way.
CONFIDENCE: This makes them stand out & perform up to expectations & also builds up strong belief in themselves. DIPLOMACY : This gives them the ability to handle the people or difficult situations without arousing hostility.
HUMILITY : This always helps in being humble & also smiling and wishing to each & every person they meet to. ADAPTABILITY: Accepting changes and being able to deal with new and difficult situations.
EMPATHY: By this they understand others feelings and handle the situation by imagining themselves into Others position. SMART: Clever, Quick Intelligent, Sharp, Neat and Stylish.
PATIENCE: This helps them to deal with difficulties by controlling and overcoming their anger. GOOD COMMUNICATION & LISTENING SKILLS: This makes them a people’s person & also builds up strong inter-personal relationships.
P2b. Design a role play which is scripted, involving in flight services in board and should include the following:
When passenger enters into the aircraft first sr.most and other crew will stand near the door and wishes them.
Sr.most: good morning mama.
Passenger: good morning.
Other crew: good morning mama, how are you?
Passenger: I am fine thank you.
Crew: Mama, can I have your boarding card please?
Crew: your seat is 2a window seat mama.
Passenger: thank you.
Crew: your well come.
Meeting, greeting and seating of passenger:
Then serving the passengers with ,welcome dirnks.
Crew: would you like to have some drink sir?
Passenger: yes please:
Crew: how about you mama?
Passenger2: can I have some ice cubes in it?
Crew: sure mama, just give me a moment. crew servers other passengers near by and goes to the galley and will get some ice cubes and gives to her)
Passenger: thank you.
Crew: your welcome.
Now distribution of head seats, news paper, cotton buds and candies
Crew: would you like to read news paper sir?
Passenger: no, I want to listen to music.
Crew: sure, hear is your head set, enjoy your music sir.
Crew: how about you sir?
Passenger: I like to read news paper.
Crew: ok sir, take it.
Passenger: I want to read Deccan chronicle.
Crew: sorry sir, we don’t have Deccan chronicle on board.
Passenger: its alright, I’ll adjust with this.
Crew: thank you so much sir.
When the pilot announces for take off, then crew will check every thing
Lavatory is clear.
Galley switches in off position.
No loose item any where.
Baggage bins closed.
Window shutters up.
Cabin is secured.
Passengers fasten seat belt and seats in their upright position .
Wishing them good bye
Again the sr. most and the other crew stands near the door and wishes them.
Crew: good bye mama, have a nice day.
Passenger: good bye
There is a UNM on board he feels giddy and presses the call button.
Crew: what happened?
UNM: I’m not feeling well.
Crew: don’t worry I’ll make you feel better.
Crew open the air louver's, and make his seat in a recline position.
crew: are you feeling ok now?
UNM: no, I’m having the sensation to vomit.
Crew: its ok. See this is your air sickness bag, if you feel like vomiting, just open this strap, puke in it and then close it like this and keep it under your seat.
UNM: ok thank you.
Crew: its ok, take rest.
1 situation handling:
Passenger press the call button and crew attends him.
Crew: yes sir how may help you.
Passenger: My seat is uncomfortable to sit, can you please change my seat.
Crew: Yes sir, please wait for a moment. I will change your seat if there is any vacant seat.
Crew: Yes sir there is a vacant seat. You can sit in 4b, 2 th row.
passenger: Thank you.
Crew: You are welcome sir.
P2c In the above role play, explain the correct procedure for in flight meal service
There are two types of beverages.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
Non-alcoholic beverages .
Mail and drinks.
Drinks, fruit juices
Milk shakes, Buttermilk.
A Beverage is served through out the flight.
Every beverage has different types of glasses.
In first class, Water is served in a Tray.
In a small tray, firstly a tissue is kept, on top of which a crocket is kept and then a glass of water is kept on it and served.
After that announcements for breakfast.
Firstly table cloths are kept on the opened table.
A glass of water is served to all the passengers and then the MENU card is provided.
According to the passengers choice,
Main dish with bread
Tea/Coffee are served in order.
At last the trays are collected, table cloths are removed and tables are kept in upright position.
P3b Demonstrate the correct procedure for embarking on-board handling and disembarking of any one of the special passenger on flight proper documentation should be submitted.
U.N.M. Passenger is a special passenger.
5 to 15 years old child known as U.N.M. passenger.
They have to submit the documents like ticket, boarding card, U.N.M. form and passport/visa (if International).
Crew will take special care of this passengers.
Crew have to start service by offering them first.
After reaching the destination they will handover the U.N.M. to again the facilitation department.
After handover them crew have to take sign from them in U.N.M. form.
In some airlines they will provide toys to play for U.N.M. passenger in journey.
P4a.Prepare any one dummy equipment as a prop. And demonstrate the correct operation on board ? O2 mask. Life jacket. Fire extinguisher. Portable O2 bottle. Megaphone. ELT.
Portable oxygen mask :
Portable oxygen mask canisters of pure oxygen placed in the cabin for first aid & smoke fighting purposes.
it is used for who have an breathing problem.
Take the portable oxygen mask from cabin then remove the cap.
Connect the mask to the oxygen bottle.
Test it where there it is come are not.
Then remove the makeup.
P4a.Analyze the above emergency equipment under the following headings ?
Name of the emergency equipment . Parts of the emergency equipment . Pre-flight checks of the emergency equipment. Usage of the emergency equipment . Oxygen mask ____________________ ___________________ decompression Life vest Two red manual inflation tubes on either side of the jacket, upper and lower chamber two red manual inflation tubes to inflate jacket, strap fitter around waist, longlinyard in infant life jacket Check life jacket in random which kept under passenger seat At the time of ditching Fire extinguisher Red bottle strap pressure gauge, Safety pin ,trigger, nozzle Correct location, secured with strap, needle between 1500 to 2000 PSI ,expiry date When there will smoke megaphone Push to talk button, sling speaker handle Correct location Use for crowd control, remove from location sling it on your shoulder hold the handle keep the speaker infront of mouth ,press the push button, hold it upr8 and speak loudly E.L.T -___________________ -_________________ Gives signals during landing and take off
P1a.From a range on board emergency situations provided by your trainer, select any one and explain the procedures followed. Where required demonstrate and explain the first aid procedure which is most effective in the given emergency situation.
Heart attack :
If there is a heart attack on board.
Passenger : excuse me miss.
Crew : yes sir how can I help you.
Passenger : I am not feeling well, I cant able to take breath.
then crew have to, Reclaim the seat position.
After crew have to keep oxygen from portable oxygen cylinder.
Crew have to keep another O2 bottle ready.
If pain is increasing, crew have to inform commander.
Later crew will to give announcement for an doctor on board.
If doctor is there crew have to give him the physician kit.
Treatment is going on, if passenger feels better
then no need to worry.
If still passenger is not well, crew have to inform commander, then commander will land the flight in nearest Airport.
Imagine your are a cabin crew ready to operate a flight to a specific destination. Flight time and destination and your position on board will be given to you by your trainer. Explain how you will prepare yourself for the flight, reporting for duty, service on board, post flight duties, disembarkation procedures at your final destination, till you reach your area of rest.
Preparation for the flight on the before day:
On the before the particulars I will know are:
Airlines: jet airlines
Flight Time: 9:00 am (Departure from Goa.)
11:00 am (Arrival at Delhi)
12:00 pm (Dep. from Delhi)
2:00 pm (Arr. at Goa.)
Work position: 2 rd Senior.
The things which I keep ready for the flight are:
Night kit (Uniform, Shoes, Toiletry etc.,)
Briefcase (Documents, Announcement book, Manuals)
Reporting for duty:
On the day of flight:
I will Report to the Moment Control at 7:45 am. ( 1hour, 45 minutes before the flight time)
Then I will Check Departure board
The Details which I checked and saw are:
Captain name: Raju
Senior most crew: Ajith
Flight no.: IT 105
Registration no.: VT PAS
Departure time: 9:00 am
Arrival time: 2:00 pm
Briefing at airport:
In the briefing room, Chief will check my:
Knowledge about safety & first-aid.
Usage of Emergency equipments and features.
After the briefing is Formalities of a cabin crew at the time of embarkation are:
I proceed to the aircraft after my security check.
Crew should embark at least 45minutes before the departure (If Domestic).
And as we enter the aircraft according to my work position, I will go to the mid galley.
I will check all the emergency equipments and emergency features.
I will also check the Cabin dressing, Lavatory dressing.
I will make sure that the galley is prepared with all the beverages and meals.
Pre-flight checks and duties:
While the passengers board the aircraft, we welcome and greet them and help them in finding their seat.
After all the passengers are on board .
We start with our services..
After all the galley's are prepared we start our ground service first.
I serve passengers with the sweets, Towels and Welcome drinks.
In the mean while welcome announcement and demonstrations are also done.
Now we make sure that Cabin secured for take off.
On board service:
All the particular announcements like before take off, before meal service, before landing, after landing, safety measures are said.
Service on board:
We announce for a meal service and start the service.
We go to the cabin along with the trolley with preset trays and served to the passengers.
The main dish is served according to the passenger choice.
The trays are collected.
After that Tea/Coffee service is done and later cups are collected.
Preparation for landing:
We check the Cabin to be secured.
We check the lavatory clear and keep galley secured.
Senior most Informs commander.
As per the commanders order, We sit in our crew station for landing.
Then the flight is landed.
The cabin disembark the passengers.
Airport specific announcement is done.
We help the passengers in removing baggage, Thank them for choosing our airlines, and wish a good day.
After all the passengers deplane.
We check the cabin for any left over passengers.
Also check lavatory, baggage bins and loose items for any personal belongings of passengers.
Then I fill the documents to be filled:
I fill the Disembarkation Card.
I Complete the flight report by filling the remaining particulars.
I fill the catering check list.
I fill the Complain book.
I fill if any emergency equipment is used.
Post flight duties:
I thank all the crew.
And then proceed to Moment Control.
Always cabin crew should deplane, after the Cockpit Crew.
At last again I go to Moment control and know my next days Sector from the Roster.
D (Unit 4&9) Critically analyze the advantages of the current scenario in the aviation industry. Justify your reasons with the help of the data collected by you for your presentations. Your presentations should conclude by your comparison of the old technology (airbus A-300) with the new technology ( airbus A-380). Your concluding statement should give your own opinion as a result of the research conducted by you.
Oil prices increasing.
Prices of air tickets are increasing.
Merges and acquisitions.
Sacking of employees.
Cancellation of flights on some routes.
Decline in rate of people traveling by air.
Many airlines are facing losses.
THE INDIAN AVIATION BY INDUSTRY IS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING AVIATION INDUSTRIES IN THE WORLD.
WITH THE LIBERALIZATION OF THE INDIAN AVIATION SECTOR, AVIATION INDUSTRY IN INDIA HAS UNDERGONE A RAPID TRANSFORMATION.
FROM BEING PRIMARILY A GOVERNMENT-OWNED INDUSTRY, THE INDIAN AVIATION INDUSTRY IS NOW DOMINATED BY PRIVATELY OWNED FULL SERVICE AIRLINES AND LOW COST CARRIERS.
PRIVATE AIRLINES ACCOUNT FOR AROUND 75 PERCENT SHARE OF THE DOMESTIC AVIATION MARKET
A LOT OF AIRLINES ARE GOING BANKRUPT AT THE MOMENT BECAUSE THEIR FUEL COSTS ARE GOING UP, AND THEY HAVE FEWER CUSTOMERS BECAUSE PEOPLE HAVE LESS MONEY TO SPEND THESE DAYS.
THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN A FEW MERGERS RECENTLY.
THIS MEANS THAT THERE WILL BE LESS COMPETITION WHICH MEANS FLIGHT PRICES WILL GO UP. IT ALSO MEANS THAT THERE WON’T BE AS MANY FLIGHTS SO IT MIGHT BE MORE DIFFICULT TO GET TO YOUR DESTINATION AND THE EXITING FLIGHTS MIGHT BE REALLY BUSY.
First put into service by Air France in 1974, the widebody twin engine A300 was Airbus Industry's first aircraft.
The updated A300-600, which is still in production today, first entered service in 1988 with Saudi Airlines.
Together, with more than 730 orders, the A300, and its smaller descendant the A310, are the world's most popular wide body twin-engine transports.
Due to its extensive airline service, the A310 was certified for extended-range twin-engine operations (up to 180 minutes with either engine), making the aircraft available for long-haul flights such as transatlantic routes.
Major A300 operators include American Airlines, Air France, Korean Air, Lufthansa, and Thai Airways.
History of the Airbus A300:
The Airbus A300 is a short- to medium-range wide body aircraft. Launched in 1972 as the world's first twin-engine wide body, it was the first product of the Airbus consortium of European aerospace companies, wholly owned today by EADS . The A300 ceased production in July 2007, along with the smaller A310 .
The Airbus A310 is a medium to long-range wide body airliner . Launched in 1978, it was the second aircraft created by the Airbus consortium of European aerospace companies, which is now fully owned by EADS . The A310 is a shortened derivative of the A300 , the first twin-engine wide body airliner. The A310 (along with the A300) officially ceased production in July 2007 although the last delivery was in June 1998.
First flight: 28 October 1972
Introduction: 30 May 1974 with Air France
Primary users: FedEx Express UPS Airlines Japan Airlines American Airlines Produced: 1974-2007
Number built 561
Variants: A300-600ST Beluga Airbus A310
First flight 3 April 1982
Introduced April 1983
Primary users FedEx Express Air Transat Air India Pakistan International
Number built 255
Developed from Airbus A300
Variants A310 MRTT CC-150 Polaris
Typical Passenger Seating: 266 (2-Class)
Length: 54.08 m or 177' 3“
Wing Span: 44.85 m or 147' 2“
Wing Area: 260 m² (2,800 ft²)
Height : 16.62 m or 54' 6“
Max cabin width: 5.28 m or 17' 4“
Fuselage diameter: 5.64 m or 18' 6"
Length 46.66 m (153 ft 1 in)
Wingspan 43.9 m (144 ft)
Wing area 219 m² (2,357 ft²)
Height 15.8 m (51 ft 10 in)
Wing sweep 28 °
Cross section 5.64 m (18 ft 6 in)
A300 COCKPIT A380 COCKPIT
A300 INTERIOR A380 INTERIOR
A300 GALLEY A380 GALLET
A300 ENGINE A380 ENGINE
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A-300 AND A-380
The A300 was designed as a twin engined short to medium range aircraft to compete with the DC-10 and L-1011 over 30 years ago, while the A380 is a new four engined aircraft designed to replace the 747 for high capacity, long range routes .
The A380 is much larger than the A300
the Airbus A300 is an airplane that is considerably smaller than the A380, holds way less seats, has analogue displays and guages whereas the A380 has a fly by wire system, and all gauges and components of the aircraft are shown on computer like screens known as Multi-Function display screens or MFD's .
A380 is way too big than the Airbus 300! + A380 offers more cockpit features than other A3 series.
The A300 is a wide-body aircraft of medium size. It has 2 engines mounted under the wings. That is generally all that you can see if the aircraft is very high up. The Boeing 757 and 767 are narrow bodies and so they appear longer with respect to their fuselage diameter.
If you spot one on final approach or takeoff, then you may be able to see other details.
Landing Gear - If the landing gear is down, then there is some differences between it and a Boeing a/c. Each main gear has a bogie beam with 4 tires. The Nose gear has 2 tires and the steering mechanism has actuators that protrude to each side of the gear instead of towards the front as with most Boeing or Douglas). The gear seems to be tilted back but that is only an illusion of how the gear doors are made. The Boeing 757 seems to have tall skinny gears.
Winglets - The A300-600 is the last production run for the Airbus A300 and they have winglets on their wingtips. They are not big but you may see that so don't let that fool you into thinking the a/c is not an A300. Cockpit windows - Another thing that I use to compare is the cockpit window size and shape. But this will take some study of other aircraft types to know the difference. At my airport, I can expect to see a DC10 or an Airbus. If I'm only seeing the nose of the a/c and there is a large square window just behind the pilot's window then I know it is not the Airbus but the DC10/MD11.
THIS WORK HELPED ME TO IDENTIFY THE PARTS OF AN AIRCRAFT,COCKPIT,ROLES OF A CABIN CREW. THIS ALSO HELPED ME IN KNOWING MORE ABOUT AIRBUS A300. I GOT AN IDEA ABOUT THE EMERGENCIES THAT I WILL HAVE TO FACE. I CAME TO KNOW ABOUT THE SAFETY AND EMERGENCY EQUIPMENTS ALSO.
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