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Old 12-04-2011, 04:36 PM
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Hey guys I'm just curious about large jet type ratings. I'm sure it's airline to airline about whether or not you need a type rating before being hired, ex I believe Emirates will give you a type rating. But if an airline says applicants must have 737 type rating, how does one get that? Do you pay for it out of your pocket?
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Domestically, as far as I know, SWA is the only airline that requires a type rating prior to starting the job (you can interview with one now, however). Internationally is a different story.

Yes, you pay out of pocket. There are several companies available, and from what I've seen the most common ones available are the 737 and 320.
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From what I have known through readings on this forum and advertisements for jobs by contract agencies, a type rating is not sufficient in almost all the cases. Airlines also require 300 - 500 hrs on type.

737 and 320 seem to be the "gateway" a/c for pilots wanting to work internationally especially in Asia.
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