The Boeing 717-200 type rating is certified under the same type rating as all Douglas DC-9 aircraft. DC-9 aircraft include the DC-9 Series, MD-80 series, MD-90 and the Boeing 717-200 (formerly the MD-95). The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issues one type rating to pilots for all of those aircraft. The Boeing 717-200 type rating is designated as the "DC-9" type rating on certificates. The rating is specific to the Boeing 717, as it covers all the other aircraft that were built in the DC-9 program. In order to get a Boeing 717-200 type rating you would have to go through full training type rating training. If you already have the DC-9 rating from the other aircraft in the group, then you may only have to complete a differences course to earn certification to fly the Boeing 717-200. In the FAA's Flight Standardization Board (FSB) report they list that differences training can be completed when you are certified to fly the DC-9 or the MD-90. Specifically they listed the requirements for the DC-9-30 to the B-717-200 and the MD-90 to the Boeing 717-200. Also if you have the certification to fly the 717-200, you can use a differences course to become certified in the MD-90, according to the FSB report. Below is an except from the FSB report dated October 20th, 2011 Revision 7, page 105 to 106, describing the requirements for differences training:
B-717 DIFFERENCES TRAINING AND CHECKING
A. Differences training requirements for the DC-9-30 to the B-717 include a minimum
of 22 hours in accordance with ODR tables with comprehensive treatment on
interrelated tasks associated with the six screen display, redesigned overhead and
"hands on" FMS training. Note: There was no FTD available for the B-717 FSB evaluation. The full motion B- 717 simulator with motion, visual, and sound turned off was used as being equivalent to a
Level 6 FTD.
A partial check at Level D, in accordance with AC120.53 Appendix 1, Paragraph 6.6.5 must be administered as the final event in differences training. It is the board intent that the check should be limited to those items with ODR entries in the checking column. A Level 6 FTD is the minimum level device that may be used for this check.
B. Differences training requirements for the MD-90 Baseline to the B-717 include a
minimum of 18 hours in accordance with the ODR Tables with comprehensive treatment of interrelated tasks associated with the six screen display, redesigned overhead panel and FMS differences. Note: There was no FTD available for the B-717 FSB evaluation. The full motion B-717 simulator with motion, visual and sound turned off was used as being equivalent to a Level 6 FTD.
A partial check at Level C in accordance with AC 120-53 Appendix 1, Paragraph 6.6.4 must be administered as the final event in differences training. It is the Board's intent that the check should be limited to those items with DR entries in the checking column. A level 6 FTD is the minimum level device that may be used for this check.
C. Differences training requirements for the B-717 to the MD-90 Baseline include a minimum of 18 hours in accordance with the ODR tables with comprehensive treatment on interrelated tasks with "hands on" training in flight guidance, FMA and FMS.
A partial check at Level C in accordance with AC 120.53 Appendix 1, Paragraph
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Boeing 717-200 Type Rating Providers
Currently the only provider of type rating training for the Boeing 717 aircraft is Boeing. Boeing Edge Flight Services provides training for all of Boeing's aircraft. They will be able to provide full training with flight time in a full motion Boeing 717-200 simulator. Previously the training division was called Boeing Training & Flight Services, Alteon or FlightSafety Boeing. You can visit Boeing's website to view more information on the type rating training.
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Once you earn a type rating you will also be eligible for an Airline Transport Pilot certificate (ATP). Type rating courses follow the ATP guidelines and training is based on ATP standards.
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Other Names for the Boeing 717-200 Type Rating
The Boeing 717-200 commercial jet aircraft has a few different names that it is called by. The name show up because of different variations that are used for different purposes. The following is a list of them:
- Boeing B-717-200 Type Rating: The FAA and FSB use this name for the 717-200 aircraft in many of their reports regarding the airplane. Sometimes others call the rating the B717-200 Type Rating without a dash between the B and 7.
- Boeing B712 Type Rating: B712 is the ICAO code for the airplane that is used by air traffic controllers, airlines and others. More information on this will be posted later.
- Boeing 717 Type Rating (with out the -200): Many call the 717-200 just the 717, which is the main aircraft program the plane is in (the only plane in the 717 program). 717 is also the IATA code for the jet aircraft.